Well, it's sad when a trip has to come to an end. It was an incredible month in Portugal with Justin's family. Travelling with your partner is an amazing experience, really.
If you haven't heard of Viana Do Castelo, it's about 45 minutes north of Porto, and is a culturally-rich city with so much to see! During our time in the area, we also visited Braga, Ancora, Peneda-Geres, Ponte De Lima, and more! The thing about Viana is that it's more "old-school" than the big cities. It is quiet, simple, and beautiful.
First stop: The Beach
The best part about where we were staying was that we were right along the coast. The house literally looked out into the ocean, and it took 10 minutes to walk straight down to the beach. Talk about perfect! There is a path that walks along the beach, from about Porto, Portugal to Spain currently. Every morning when we would go to the beach, you would see backpackers and hikers walking the trail, from all over the world. Such a spectacular way to see such a beautiful country. If I was that fit, I would do it too! Maybe next time, haha.