Rock-climbing, off-roading and a visit to a Roman gold mine (from Porto)

My Greenway Tours, run by Eduardo Mata together with a business associate, and which, on Tripadvisor, ranks #21 out of 133 tours to do in Porto (the other ones mainly being about food/wine, or tours of the town), invited BSqB to come with them on a one-day outdoor adventure tour while I was visiting Porto (Portugal) last week. My wife, who is writing this blog with me, only joined the following day, so I was accompanied by an old German friend of mine, who spent the whole week with me as my fellow blogger and as part of our customary boyz-only annual celebration of madness. I grew up in a small town at the doorstep of the Bavarian Alps and have done my fair share of outdoor adventures in the mountains, but this was an absolute blast! Eduardo also grew up in the mountains, and clearly was more serious about […]

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Ten Things Off The Bucket List (Ninety More To Do)

(1) Extreme Jet Boat Ride, Shotover Creek, Queenstown, New Zealand (2) Bungee Jumping, near Lake Como, Italy (3) Walking along the Great Wall of China (4) Hot Air Balloon ride, Valley of the Kings, Egypt (5) Scuba Diving, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (6) Snorkelling alongside Sharks, Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea (7) Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy (8) Off-road Quad-Biking in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan (9) High-Powered Jet-Ski Ride, Maldives (10) Rock Climbing, Berchtesgaden, Germany

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