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After a fair sleep in we got our stuff and headed out to the metro which then took us to the main train station (same place the bus dropped us off yesterday).  We then took a train from Lisbon to Porto which thankfully was reasonably comfortable and not too long.  The hostel was located near the top of a fairly steep hill which was not much fun to walk up with the backpacks on, but we made it.  After checking in we didn't really know what we wanted to do apart from just sit for a while, so we headed back down the hill and found a little cafe for a drink and a bite to eat.  Across the road was the tourist info place so we went there and got some tickets for the city sightseeing bus.

We got on one of the last buses for the day but it was nice to sit down and go for a tour around the city and further out to the beach area.
  The bus trip lasted about 2 hours because of the traffic but we didn't mind how long it took.  Nearly all of the photos are from on top of the bus.  The final stop was right at the bottom of the hill near the water, but that didn't worry us as it was about dinner time so we walked along looking at the restaurants.  We found one which had reasonable prices and good variety and grabbed a table inside as the cool breeze had picked up making it quite cold.

We both had huge servings which we couldn't finish and was delicious.  We then slowly strolled up the hill through the back streets to our hostel.  Craig bought a botel of port from the hostel and we had a glass or two while watching some TV.
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