Home to Porto – Sunday 10th October

We left home about 11 to head to the airport. The traffic was heavy and we had to skirt around an accident but we got to the airport in good time and dropped the car at the airport hotel we’d be staying on our return.

We took an Uber to the airport and checked in. It was a bit chaotic but once we’d dropped our bags, security was efficient and we were soon relaxing in the lounge.

I was excited to be travelling again and despite having to wear masks, and faff around with uploading documents before we left, thing’s we actually pretty straightforward. Good and drink in the lounge were ordered on an app and brought to the table quickly.

The flight left and arrived on time and we negotiated customs, noticing that our passports are now stamped on entry.

Porto has an efficient metro network and we were able to catch a metro from the airport to nearby our hotel for about €2.50. the journey took less than half an hour and after a brief walk in the wrong direction we were soon checking in to our hotel. The hotel Teatro seems to be in a good location in the centre of the city. The staff were friendly and showed us to our room.

By now it was around 7.30 and so we unpacked and then headed out to find some food. We didn’t go that far before we found a cafe with tables outside. The evening was warm and we both had a beer with a burger.

A couple more drinks before we headed back to the hotel for a glad of wine and a relatively early night.

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