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Ahh, Porto. Refreshingly smaller than Lisbon, it is still touristy but on a different scale. This city is lovely to gaze at with picturesque riversides, charming districts where hip locals outnumber visitors, and pretty good shopping. After you quickly learn your way around town, head inland to explore the Douro Valley. Cambridge Select Women's Tweed Bouclé Lace-Up Knee-High BootWomen's Alegria, Kourtney Mary Jane shoesStunning rolling hills covered in vineyard terraces, cut through by the river almost fjord-like. Spend a few days off the radar enjoying nature and wine at its best.
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