It is just over three years since I moved to Portugal and settled in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from Porto. Of course, at first, I spent my days wandering the two cities and getting to know my new home, but once I started working it seems I quit exploring or even seeing the city around me.
Recently I have had more time to simply wander and fall in love again. It may not be for everyone, but I love Porto. Despite the overwhelming evidence of decades of neglect and the current financial crisis, there is a lot of beauty and vibrancy to be found. In coming weeks I will try to bring you with me as I wander.
For now, a gallery of photos to give you some ideas of what is to be found.