Harry Potter’s Porto Connections

It's obviously a celebrated fact in Porto, but JK Rowling moved to Porto in 1991 to work as an English teacher in a language institute after her first marriage ended. As she says, “Nine months after my mother’s death, desperate to get away for a while, I left for Portugal. I took with me the … Continue reading Harry Potter’s Porto Connections

Night Train to Lisbon (Porto)

I bought my Trenhotel high-speed night-train ticket several months ago, sitting in my freezing flat in Wellington, hunched over my laptop and under 3 layers of clothing and a rug, at the time heart in mouth as I attempted to navigate Renfe's site in Spanish to book myself a sleeper compartment and not a seat … Continue reading Night Train to Lisbon (Porto)