Dancing in the Rain
We enjoyed our morning walk even though we got completely soaked. We did buy an umbrella though! First, we visited an important church with the most beautiful tile facade, and continued on to an artsy market.
The Livraria Lello bookstore is where J.K Rowling developed her inspiration for Harry Potter, so clearly we had to visit. Tripadvisor considers it the 3rd most beautiful library in the world, so historically and architecturally speaking, it wasn't bad at all. I bought a book in Portuguese for fun SO we'll see how that goes.
The port was absolutely beautiful, even with all the fog. We crossed the Ponte Luis I (bridge), and had a free port wine tasting because it came with our hostel booking. The view from the top of the port wine building was beautiful, and we enjoyed some virtual reality exhibit. After a coffee and lunch under a heated light outside by the water, we grabbed postcards and stamps, bought some chickpeas to go with salami and baguette for dinner, and headed back to the hostel.
We went on a Pub Crawl! For 10 euros, we had a shot in the hostel at 10 PM, a port wine tasting at 11 PM, and another shot at midnight. This was all at the hostel, meaning we only LEFT to go out at 12:30 AM, which is usually when I come BACK from the bar at home. Yikes. We went to three clubs, and at each club we had a drink included, but I didn't want to be literally unconscious so I took it easy. Charlotte and I rocked out whenever we heard spanish music, met some interesting people from all over, and came to the conclusion that we've never met a dull Australian in all of our travels.
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