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I was in
Iâ€™m in the Spielberg room - which really just means two or three E.T. posters on the doors and walls! But itâ€™s really nice complete with hardwood floors and old fashioned windows - which I can actually open and let in fresh air because itâ€™s absolutely perfect weather outside. Plus the hostel is brand new and thoroughly IKEA furnished from head to toe!
I hit up the Se Cathedral - which unfortunately had construction covering the entire front. The inside was simple for the most part, but even the most simple churches/cathedrals here have detailed extravagant altars - and this one was no different. But besides the altar it was very simple and kind of described or summed up
I took a stroll down the waterfront Ribiera area on the lake and sat and had lunch while watching folks row down the river. There was lots of rowing going on actually - some seemed to be in training. There were folks fishing in the lake and small tourist boats going by. It was a veryâ€¦ peaceful spot. While I was having lunch, two little girls around eight-years-old came strolling down the way giggling at each other over seemingly nothing like little girls tend to do. I smiled at them, so in return they stopped right in front of me and played one of those little hand games that we used to do, you know the one that actually started off with something like â€˜Down by the riverâ€¦â€™. They did their game, bumped hips, giggled, and ran off together. It was adorable. And charming. Just like Porto...