Our first experience in Portugal, Porto, was not planned at all. We knew we’d be passing through, but had no intent of spending any time there, until we saw it. There are so many things you want to look at it’s dangerous to be driving. We decided it’d be much safer to park and walk around. People’s homes are stacked on top of each other all the way down the hillside to the river. As you walk down the infinite staircase through the center of the neighborhood you can smell food cooking, laundry drying, and at least 4 different people’s music at once. It feels like you’re intruding, but they don’t seem to mind. There is a strange contrast of poverty and tourism, but overall it’s a fascinating place to walk around and take pictures. We didn’t spend more than a few hours, but it’s stuck in our minds as a place we’d love to explore more.