A week on from Valentine's Day, the yearly day of commercialised romantic love, I hope you have all recovered, be it from revelry, disappointment, joy or sheer dislike of the whole concept. To celebrate that love can happen at any time of the year, I thought I would take a moment to share with you a city obsessed with hearts: Guimarães in the Braga region of Northern Portugal.
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At first sight our little studio apartment looked tiny. And tiny it was, yet no tinier than the pictures had suggested when we booked. We knew what we were letting ourselves in for, wanting to be near the beach with a limited budget. Most importantly though, through clever use of space there was enough room for the clothes, shoes and toiletries of two girls. Trust me, that is no mean feat!
Despite being the second largest city, Porto is perhaps not what springs first to mind when you say Portugal. It is however a gem, ripe for exploring. With a distinctive mediterranean feel, this, the home of Port wine, majestically occupies both banks of the Duoro river and is striking, yet not too smooth.