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Weekly Wanderings #20 – Douro River, Portugal

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Last week I wrote from Lisbon where we spent a couple of days visiting the city prior to our Viking River Cruise. (More on this sponsored trip in upcoming posts.) Since Saturday we’ve been on the boat exploring the Douro River region of Portugal, wine, porto and all.

It’s been energizing to learn so much history of a country I am connected. I know so much about other parts of Western Europe, but I knew very little about Portuguese history. I love history, so I have been talking the tour guides’ ears off soaking up as much as possible. If you’ve never checked into Portuguese history, dive in! It’s fascinating!

The one thing we have been most frustrated with is the food, which is pretty normal for us. It is sardine season, so we are desperate for freshly grilled sardines and we are on a mission to have them before we leave. Wish us luck!

Our cruise ends on Sunday in Porto and we are planning to drive the smaller roads back to Lisbon in order to explore the countryside more. Then we’ll spend two additional days in Lisbon before heading back to Phoenix to reunite with our RV and Jessica.

After that,  we’re headed to Oregon for 9 weeks, spending time in the central part of the state, the coast, as well as the upper eastern region before heading to Montana at the end of August.

We are really excited to explore Oregon and I am looking forward to fish and seafood!

You can keep up on the real time adventures on Instagram.

Current location:

Porto, Portugal.

So, what have you been up to?

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Kristin @ Camels & Chocolate

Friday 17th of June 2016

This is making me so stinking excited for our own river cruise in just two months!!!

Andi Fisher

Sunday 26th of June 2016

@Kristin, I know you and your gang will have a blast, no matter where you go and what you do!

Sandra Watts

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Beautiful! I would love to travel as you do.

Sarah L

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

What great travels you are having. Love river cruises.

Andi Fisher

Sunday 26th of June 2016

@Sarah, where have you been on a river cruise?

michele soyer

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Sounds like you ahd a great time in Portugal a scenic and warm and friendly country...

Andi Fisher

Sunday 26th of June 2016

@Michele, I did, it was such an amazing trip, the people are so nice!

Lauryn R

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

I grew up in Oregon! It truly is a beautiful state, most of which is nature and untouched by man. I love it there! :)

Andi Fisher

Sunday 26th of June 2016

@Lauryn, I have to agree. We are spending 9 weeks here because we think eventually this is where we want to call home.