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Porto, Portugal – Charming Its Way Into Our Hearts

On day two we lost all the sunshine and blue skies that we had the day before.  It was cloudy throughout the day and we even got rained on a few times in the afternoon.  Luckily we did manage to walk around in the center of Porto (more steep hills!) and visited several famous landmarks.… Continue reading Porto, Portugal – Charming Its Way Into Our Hearts

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Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

I always knew that I wanted to include Portugal in this trip, though early on my focus was mainly on Lisbon.  However, after reading/hearing from so many people raving about Porto and seeing its stunning views in photos, I just had to squeeze it into our already packed itinerary.  And the fact that it can be… Continue reading Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

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London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up

If you have an abundant amount of time that gives you the luxury of exploring London in a leisurely pace, or if you are on a budget, utilizing the London Bus is really a great way to see the city.  There are various routes that would take you right by most of the major sights (and tons… Continue reading London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up

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London/England – Thoughts on Our Paid Activities

We certainly did a lot of 'touristy' things during our visit in London which came with a pretty high price tag.  It is no joke when people say that London is a very expensive city, and to us personally, this is especially true when it comes to the hefty admission prices to certain attractions, and the handful of times when we… Continue reading London/England – Thoughts on Our Paid Activities