Rivoli Cinema Hostel

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When you live in a city, you pay attention to the most trivial things…  You noticed the smallest changes on the streets you walk on a daily basis.

In Porto,  Rivoli Theatre is impossible to miss. Back in the day, during those bright cold mornings, I used to look at it while seated at the bus stop waiting for the 301 to take me to campus. People rushing by on the busy plaza, walking in to the cafes for a quick espresso before work… I was so far from imagining I would be living in KL 5 years later.

At the time, I strongly believed Porto to be the coolest city. I didn’t have any arguments to back this up… Other than it felt right to be where I was. Old bustling Porto was where I belonged.

Looking back, I’m still pretty much smitten by that city. And proud, so proud… Porto people know how to do cool. They are tough, they are brutally honest, they are not afraid to face life and build new things. They do the best they can with what they have, and they take care of their city the best they know how.

And even amidst all the economical struggle, the brave ones keep opening great places: cafes, bars, galleries, hostels.

Now, I’m not alone when I claim Porto is one of the coolest cities. Trivago also shares my opinion: Porto has one of the coolest hostels in Europe.

Check this out: Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Perfect place for movie lovers and the location is ideal to go and discover downtown Porto. It is very affordable, with great room decor inspired on famous movies and a sunny terrace for a relaxing sunset drink.

Rivoli (1)

In Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Source: O Porto Cool

Cordas de saltar

Photos:CasaX

Quem se lembra daquelas longas tardes sem aulas, no tempo da velha Primária, em que nos deixavam andar à solta, todos juntos pelas ruas da aldeia com a única peocupação de encontrar algo de divertido para fazer até ser horas de voltar para casa?

Eu lembro-me de passar muitas tardes a saltar à corda até não poder mais. E só quando as pernas começavam a dar sinais de cansaço é que ía lanchar: um leite com chocolate e as bolachas maria do costume.

Não tinha tempos livres nem atividades extra-curriculares porque também não precisava. Fazíamos exercício até mais não, sujávamos a camisola e rompíamos as meias mas aprendíamos coisas novas uns com os outros, mais que não fosse a pregar partidas aos vizinhos…

Dizem que saltar à corda não é coisa de crescidos mas ao ver cordas assim, dá-me uma certa vontade de as experimentar só para ver se ainda não lhe perdi o jeito.

Para descobrir na CasaX
Rua Vilanovense Futebol Clube N31
4400-334 VN Gaia
Portugal

xo,

matita

Portivity – Uma cidade chamada Porto

Rainy Sundays have this effect on me, they bring back a bunch of sweet memories.

I believe it was not a coincidence that I have found this wonderful video today.

It is nothing but a great homage to one of my favourite cities in the whole  wide world, Porto!

Ai, Invicta! Já fui muito feliz aqui.

[Video by Victor Santos, a finalist of Portivity]

xo, matita

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