Porto featured as “city of unlimited opportunities” in Korean newspaper

Porto has been described as a “city of unlimited opportunities” in its own article featured by South Korean newspaper The Korea Times.

“My experience in Porto was surprising since I had not expected Porto to have such a variety of attractions. Every moment I spent there was amazing, making Portugal a country definitely worth visiting,” writes contributor Yoon Jie-min.

She starts out by complimenting the bed and breakfast she stayed at near the river, highlighting its “modern interior ― an architectural beauty ― excellent services and gourmet breakfasts”.

But it was the city’s historic centre – which boasts the status of UNESCO World Heritage – that stole the Korean writer’s heart.

“Narrow and steep alleyways are worth climbing up to see the view of the city,” she writes, adding that “looking at the river flowing towards the ocean from the trams (remaining exactly as it was in the old times) is an experience you would not want to miss”.

Wine – Porto’s “most popular icon” – also features its own section in the article with a special mention of Port Tawny, while the city’s famous sandwich ‘Francesinha’ is also deserving of a special mention.

“It is a hot sandwich covered with cheese served in a bland tomato soup. A sandwich in a soup might sound awkward but it was one of the best sandwiches I have ever had in my life,” says Jie-ming, who also had an opportunity to try Portugal’s famous ‘pastel de nata’ egg tarts.

On a closing note, the Korean writer says “Porto was a city of more than one opportunity” which “provides natural experiences that visitors never forget”.

To read the full article, visit: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/04/631_174553.html