I get up early, but Carlos and Martin get up later. I enjoy the sounds and views from the city. We have breakfast and then head down towards the beaches and parks. We walk around for a while, and then head over to the port producing part of Porto. We have lunch, which is unspectacular, but it’s nice sitting by the river. Carlos and Martin have to show their flat to a potential buyer, so I wander around for an hour or so before they pick me up. I check out bookshops, as I have been after a phrase book, and a newer guide book to Portugal. I find neither though. Carlos drops me back to the flat, but he is going to help a friend with a Yoga DVD. I head back into town and have a better look around. I find the guide book, but the information in not so different to the one I have, and it costs €30, much more than I would pay in the UK. I buy 3 lots of CD’s though, as they are good value.
I buy some beers and head back to the flat. That evening we go to a café near to where Carlos used to live, and where a friend still lives. I meet his friends in an apartment. They are all friendly and speak good English. We go to a café and eat little French lady sandwiches, which are great. They are sandwiches filled with spicy meat and covered with a fried egg and a hot sauce. It’s very nice. We head to some busy bars for beer. Afterwards we go to a great nightclub. The house is similar to an art deco hour, with the lower floor being partly open, leading into a great garden area. The bar works buy marking your card with your drinks, and you pay when you leave, which is a great system. I leave Carlos as the club at 3am (4am really, as the clocks have gone back), and walk back to his apartment.