I’ve been in Porto over two months now and I’ve really enjoyed my time here! My goal was to find an exchange destination where living is cheap and climate is warm and I think I couldn’t have chosen better place than Porto. Summer continued till November and now it’s a nice crisp autumn weather here. What comes to eating and drinking out, it’s very cheap! Lunch with a drink and dessert is usually five euros and the cheapest glass of red wine I found was 60 cents.
I live by the river Douro with my room mates from all over the world. We have the most amazing view! Porto is a super beautiful city with deteriorated houses overlaid by colorful tiles and little streets and alleys and hidden gardens.
I’m a nurse student and I’m having two practical training internships here, the first was a ten-week clinical training at Santo Antonio hospital. Language barrier was a problem at first since usually only young portuguese speak english. I think the biggest difference in portuguese and finnish school system is that everything takes more time here and sometimes no one knows answers to your questions considering for example next week’s schedule.. But you get used to it!
I have been doing some travelling inside Portugal. Coimbra, Lisboa and a hiking trip to beautiful national park of Geres for example. For Christmas I’m flying to Azores, nature there is breathtaking and flights are cheap since Azores belong to Portugal. I don’t miss Finland yet,I’m just hoping I won’t run out of time, there’s so much’s to do here!