One morning a couple of weeks ago, I visited the Parque Biológico de Gaia, a medium-sized nature reserve in the middle of a forest housing many local species of animals, many of which were found injured in the wild and brought to live out their lives here. There were many baby animals, too, born in captivity. Gaia is on the other side of the Douro River, opposite Oporto, so it was an easy and fun trip. There was a group of school children at the park, too. They were really cute and really excited to pet the donkey.
Map of the park.
An old farmhouse left on the property and turned into an exhibit about local farming practices.
PORTO IS THE CITY OF SPORTS!
It just so happens to be the home of the oldest (and BEST, of course) football club in Portugal, the Futebol Clube do Porto (FC PORTO). I am happily on my way to becoming an official PORTISTA. I even went to a game, my first ever professional football (soccer) game, a couple of weeks ago, and it was tons of fun!
My PINK FCPorto scarf!
O Estadio do Dragao, The Dragon's Stadium
Popcorn! (their mascot, by the way, is a dragon)
They played against Sporting, a Portuguese team from Lisbon (BOO!!)
Well, I will reserve this post for the pros, but the next will be about amateur “athletes” …starring… ME!!! 🙂
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