Dragons, Trophies and the other side of the Atlantic

admin | August 7th, 2015 - 7:40 pm

image imageToday we visited the FC Porto stadium (Estadio Dragao). It was a special trip for me because I am a Porto fan and had never been to the stadium. Our tour guide gave us a history on the stadium, the championships the club has won, famous players, coaches, and legacy.

In the stadium the dragon is displayed everywhere especially on the walls and trophy room. We took a trip to the field where we noticed how clean cut the grass was and how well maintained the facility was. We entered the presidential suite where you must be invited into, you cannot purchase tickets. Many of the families of the players stay here as well as the president of Portugal. We also were able to visit the media room where we learned about how the unique design of the room allows even the slightest of sound to be heard in the back of the room. Our tour concluded with a trip to the visitors locker room. We sat in the same locker room where the players of Napoli will be sitting tomorrow.

After we took a tour of the stadium we got a chance to do a yellow bus hop on hop off kind of tour. We saw lots of cool buildings and historical sites. We decided to stop at the beach where we saw many very attractive women who were very funny to converse with since we were Americans. We grabbed a bite to eat and as we were having a good time, a sudden gust of wind blew over the umbrellas making everyone spill their drinks, thankfully nobody was hurt. We left the restaurant and proceeded to the bus stop. As we were waiting we had an intense dance battle with our music and even locals joined. Thimage image image image image image image image image image image imagee unanimous winner was Dash with his amazing skills at the “whip” and “nae nae.” We headed back and finished our tour bus ride with an amazing view of the river overlooking the beautiful Porto.

In the evening, we had dinner at a local restaurant. The meal was very good and we all enjoyed it. Looking forward to getting on the field again tomorrow.

Written by GC and DC.

 

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