|The view looking to the opposite shore of the Duero River - this area of Porto is called Gaia|
Porto is a fabulous city! I have spent enough time here to know it would be good to come back and really get to know it. It reminds me a little of San Fransisco because of all the ups and downs. The river is down in a valley and the city spans both sides and is also quite hilly. The city is picturesque, vibrant and quite touristic. By calling it touristic I mean both that there is lots here for tourists to do and also there are lots of tourists doing all these things. Not necessarily a bad thing if you are a tourist. I arrived at the bus station, about 30 min by foot from the hostel but it was right beside a metro station so it was very easy to get to the centre of town and my hostel. Porto is a city with excellent public transit and I am glad for that.