Porto Trip – Part 5 (The Art Of Wandering)


The sound of seagulls squawking awakened the adventurous side of me. The one who usually prefers a well-planned travel itinerary finally changed for a day to experience the art of wandering. Wandering aimlessly left me extremely nervous at first, but then I learnt to trust the magic of Universe.

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Instead of planning where I should head to, I knew the path itself would lead me to where I supposed to be. Having a carefree mind while walking down the street allowed me to see things from a different perspective. The more I walked, the more I felt as if the whole city was smiling at me.


I had no idea whether it was the positive energy I received from walking down the street or the magic of the Universe sent to the Cafe of my dream – Majestic Cafe. Whatever the case, I knew it must be a place where I meant to encounter.


A sense of romance permeated the cafe – dimly chandeliers and Art Nouveau decorations were perfect settings to intoxicate anyone who walked in. I was almost drowned in the world of romance until their waitress woke me up from daydreaming to take my order.

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I would have gone back to daydreaming, but my order finally arrived. The smell of Rabanadas Majestic Style (French toast in Majestic Style) kept me awake and made me realized that it was the time to enjoy it.

I felt the love floating in my mouth when I first tasted it. Every bite of the French toast gave me delightful warmth and sweetness that melted my heart completely.

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The feeling of love left me wanting more…A cup of tea would be the best to complement the taste of the French toast, but a glass of Sangria was perfect to continue the feeling of love.

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When the Sangria traveled down my throat, I could feel the alcohol slowly running through my veins. A blurry image of Belle Époque kept flashing in my head…I couldn’t help it but to think of its old charm. It made me forget how busy the cafe was. It was a moment when everyone was frozen, except me and the cafe dancing to a romantic song.

“Excuse me! Would you like another drink?”, the waitress asked. There I knew I should leave my fantasy behind and let the magic of Universe take me to another destination.

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Just left the cafe, I saw a small crowd moving towards the same direction…I didn’t even question where they headed to, but simply followed them. After all the traveling, I reached a place where I believed it was a fairy tale. Grasses at its finest, trees at its tallest, sunbeam was caught by the luscious greens radiated a ray of hope.  However, nothing quite like the smell of seashore.

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I still couldn’t understand how the smell of it led me to a world with palm trees waving their hands in the breeze and clouds drifting in and out to catch my attention. I would like to stay here longer to enjoy the relaxing vibes, but the smell of seashore kept haunting my mind.

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The smell of it was no longer haunting my mind after I found my final destination – Pergola da Foz.

I stood aside to soak up the romantic atmosphere as a breeze gently touched my skin. It was a moment when I felt the presence of my Prince. He hugged me from behind while we listened to the sound of waves together. Our love seeped through every corner of the Pergola. There I knew the sparks we had would be ignited forever…


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It sat deep in my heart and kept me content when travelling back home. It also made me proud of myself getting out of my comfort zone to experience the art of wandering.

The experience of wandering changed my perspective about traveling. It left me more than just romance. It was a gift with treasures – the unexpected, the excitement, the joy and the love were all wrapped in one.


50 thoughts on “Porto Trip – Part 5 (The Art Of Wandering)

  1. Wow Khloe!! That place is incredible!! Your pictures are so beautiful that made me want to go to Porto now! 🙂
    I’m glad you let yourself just go and discover such beautiful places.
    And the sangria!! I bet you had a permanent smile after drinking it 🙂

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    1. I’m chuffed to know my photos made you feel like traveling to Porto now. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I guess the tourism board of Porto should hire me as an ambassador to promote Porto now lol 😀

      I’m also glad to get out of my comfort zone to travel unplanned 🙂 Truly an amazing experience! 😉

      Permanent smile – hahaha indeed i’m still smiling after having the Sangria 😀 😀 😀 Cheers to the weekend sweetie! ❤

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    1. Well honestly, I usually play on the safe side but I guess it’s good to be brave so just tried to travel unplanned. Glad I ended up having an amazing trip! 😉 I would love it even more if I could take all of you with me when traveling. Glad you liked my photos! Thanks a ton to you for the appreciation Sci! ❤

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    1. It made me really happy when I came to know you are tempted to visit Portugal because of my post. 🙂 I’m more than happy to help you with planning the trip for sure. 😉 Glad you liked the pics and the dress as much as I do! It is my favorite dress. ❤ Thank you very much Prajakta! ❤ 🙂

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    1. It was indeed a beautiful and relaxing adventure!!! 🙂 Honestly, it takes a lot of time to blend my ideas with the photos but I think it’s worth it in the end. Thank you very much for your appreciation! It means a lot to me ❤ 😉 Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a beautiful post, Khloe. Your photos are wonferful and I was happy to accompany you on your wandeinggs around Porto. I loved every moment of it – and could really smell that sea breeze. 🙂 Thank you for allowing me to share the experience. 😀

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    1. You’re welcome Millie 🙂 . Always my pleasure to share with you ❤ Glad to know how much you enjoyed my wandering around Porto and those precious moments! 🙂 haha sea breeze was absolutely refreshing! Hope it refreshes your mind like the way it did to me! 😉 Thank you very much for your sweet compliment! ❤

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  3. A magical story for what sounds like a perfect day for you and a great introduction for you to experience the art of wandering. You paint the scenes so well, and while I enjoyed your description of how your love seeped through every corner of the Pergola ~ it is the start of your day at the Majestic Cafe that was just perfect. Happy for you to have such a happy day 🙂

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    1. It was indeed a perfect day for me to experience the art of wandering and see all the beautiful places. 🙂 The one who loves art must have a great imagination I guess lol 😀 Glad you liked that particular scene! Well, it’s hard not to think of anything romantic standing next to such a stunning Pergola. Speaking of Majestic Cafe, I really miss the French toast I had there. It was by far the best French toast I’ve ever had. Thank you very much Randall! 🙂


  4. I think i just went on a journey wondering with you…loved your company!

    What a day it must have been for you. I have not been much on such unplanned travels…but i guess they will not be bad! Lovely pictures that made me smile.


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