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Pure Porto

MARIËTTE VAN BEEK TRAVELS TO PORTUGAL AND UNCOVERS A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Before travelling to Porto I only knew the city because of its world-famous export port wine, as well as that breathtaking image of the double-decked Dom Luís bridge sitting in front of a steep river-bank covered in colourful houses. I knew I could expect gorgeous views, an old town and good nightlife. However, having decided to explore Portugal’s second largest city through the eyes of a local, I find not a shiny tourist destination but a poor harbour city full of soul. It’s rough to the bone and I love it.

PHOTOS MARIËTTE VAN BEEK, THUG UNICORN-ANDRÉ BERNARDINO
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