d I have a project. Wherever I find a town or city which shares its name with a drink, I must imbibe as part of the visit.And so it came to pass that we graced the Graham Port Lodge, across the gorge of the Douro from the fabulous city of Porto, studded with palaces of commerce, and blue tiles churches.
Evora is livelier than one would expect. it is a small town in the parched interior, surrounded by cork plantations and grape vines. The secret to its vivacity is the venerable university within its medieval walls, whose students sit in lecture rooms with ith walls lined with azelejo murals
Lisbon is an imperial city. But its empire is long gone, and what remained was destroyed in a cataclysm in 1755. Now it is a rough and gritty place, but with a rugged charm. And it has vintage trams, and fado in the evenings to impart just the right amount of melancholy.