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    Shanty town
    by fiveportions
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    Traffic sign, Porto
    by bambino36
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    Traffic signs

    by bambino36 Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Traffic sign, Porto

    This sign was placed in a road which is currently having maintainance. Of course everyone can understand there's a 20 limit speed, however, what the common portuguese driver sees is a ZO limit speed... so nobody would respect it and they even have the reason because legally that is not a 20...
    There was three more signs like this one along the same road!

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    Pikeys around the Se (cathedral)

    by fiveportions Written Jul 24, 2007

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    Shanty town

    Had a fine weekend in Porto. We were squeezing so much into the couple of days we were there, we never really visited the cathedral.

    So, walking back from Ribeira (riverside) late one evening, I thought we should have a look around the 'old town' and walk up to the Se.

    The main streets were all very quiet as we followed the signs up into a narrow side alley. On turning the corner - wooooah! The place was oozing -yeah, seething- with the dirtiest-looking gaggle of urchins I've ever seen. To say it was slum-like was an understatement. My girlfriend is from Brazil and instantly said 'Oh no, this is a farvela (slum)'. After taking this photo, we swiftly departed as a stereotype skaggo seemed to be making a bee-line towards this camera-wielding tourist.

    Nothing bad happened, just the sight was a bit shocking. Almost like something out of Dickens; kids with dirty faces lining the alley walls, not playing or anything, just looking at you. Creepy.

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  • Feb 3, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    i got robbed in the good known club between univesity and aliados square by 7 guys ..
    in the toilet..be careful and don't go alone in toilets (locals are usually waiting for
    foreigners) and they don't want to talk in english (to mess u)..they took a phone and a little bit cash.. value of 50eur.. just bad experience.

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