Porto day 3

Friday 28 June 2013 Friday in Porto did not get off to a great start. My respiratory infection had morphed into a nasty secondary infection in the sinuses which created a crescent of pain in my upper jaw along the top of my teeth. At first I thought this was a side-effect of the pseudoephedrine…

Porto day 2

Thursday 27 June 2013 Our first day in Porto was a challenge because I was both sick and sleep-deprived. Nevertheless, we were determined to explore this most interesting city, so I just traipsed around behind Susie pretending it was “walk like a zombie” day. We headed off down Rua 31 de Janeiro where Susie and…

Santiago—Porto day 1

Wednesday 26 June 2013 Our day began early. At 6 a.m. I bid Ruby farewell as she got into a taxi outside the vast portal of the Hospedaria San Martin de Pinario. She was heading off to begin her adventures in Morocco and, later, Malaga, in Spain. On our way out of the old city,…