After Coimbra I went to Porto. In Lisbon I met some locals and they were telling me that Porto is much nicer then Lisbon. Smaller, and more homely which sounded good.
The hostel that I booked was in the city center of Porto so it would be easy to get to everything. Let me tell you it right away, yes Porto is smaller but it only means that all the tourists will go to the same place in Porto, the city center. Porto felt so much busy then Lisbon, just because everyone is going to the same place.
The weather was very good in Porto, but in the city center you don’t get the fresh sea air. On sunday I rented a bike and in my opinion, that is a nice way to get to know the city a bit more. When you go closer to the sea, there is a moment you enter the fresh air, which is a very nice feeling. The beaches are very nice, but also very crowded. Close to the beach is the city park, which is very beautiful! Just behind the park is a very nice place to have some food, it is called Soundwich. There are 3 more little bars at the same place so you can choose what kind of food you want. I opted for a fresh ceviche.
Porto is famous for the Port wine. You can find a lot of tastings in the city center so you can learn a little bit about the different port wines. I opted for tasting port in a different way. I went to a good licker store and they advised me on 6 different small bottles with port and also some food to go with it. It was nice. The one I liked the most was the oldest port. Sweet but more of a intense after taste. But if I had to choose between port and a red wine, I prefer a nice firm red wine to a port on any day.
After 4 nights I didn’t regret leaving Porto, it was enough.