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Porto - Brussels - Amsterdam

The last stop in Portugal was Porto, renowned, yes you guessed it, for its Port. While in Porto we did a day trip to Coimbra; a small university town a few hours away with the 3rd oldest University in Europe.
Whilst in Porto of course we also sampled the port... Several times.
First we did a port tasting at a local bar, and we liked it so much we spent the entire next day doing a port crawl along the banks of the river where all the local port cellars were.
We are now official old men who enjoy a nice port in the afternoon (especially 20 year old tawnys).

From Porto we went to Belgium to visit our dear friend Kate who took us in for 3 nights in Brussels (Thanks Katie!).
We spent a very relaxing 3 days, enjoying having our own couch and the entire box set of sex and the city possibly a little too much...
Being the home of Beer, chocolate and waffles, Belgium became very dear to our hearts and stomachs and on our nights out with Kate we grew to appreciate their super strong beer (9.5%) as well as the local specialty - Moules Frites (mussels and fries).

After a sad farewell to Kate we made our way to Amsterdam, to experience a different way of life.
Coffee Houses (that sell alot more than coffee), the red light district and some crazy nights out corrupted our clean morals forever.
(This is one of the windows that the prostitutes stand in half naked but sorry boys, its empty...)
And then finally, after many weeks of nervous anticipation, possibly the most important day of Leon and Katherine's lives arrived.... The Geelong Grand Final Day!
Being avid Geelong fans we of course found the only pub in amsterdam playing the game live and got up at the ungodly hour of 4.30 am to be there for the 5am pre-game entertainment, only to be kicked out due to licencing reasons until the 6.30 bounce.
Thankfully Geelong won and all was well with the world.

Posted by woods 07:54 Archived in Belgium

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