day 969_march 01, 2011

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Oporto, Portugal.  We are escaping carnival (Fasnacht) and the cold weather to bask in Portugal’s sun, warmth and good food.  Of course, our stay here wouldn’t be complete without a trek across the river for an indulgence of Port tasting.  I rediscovered how sweet Port wine really is while listening to how thousands of casks are sitting on the bottom of this river from the wild boat trips down from the Douro region to the ‘caves.’  A dam has calmed the river down and trucking has further taken the risk out of transporting the Port.

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