THE MAGIC OF THE INTERNET, COOL PEOPLE, DOGS, AND KINDNESS…….
BAR OF SOAP is a place I keep reading about while researching the city of Porto which will be our next stop on February 24.
BAR OF SOAP came up repeatedly on many of the international ex-pat and travel forums that we follow, as an almost mythical place in the City of Porto, where you could do your laundry, get a drink, a light meal… and more importantly… make lots of great connections and fellowship.
BAR OF SOAP is a place I had already decided I wanted to visit in Porto, and incredibly, they are now expecting us!!!
Last night Donny and I were trying to find an affordable, pet-friendly place to stay in Porto and we weren’t having any luck. So I decided to message BAR OF SOAP to see if they had any suggestions or insights.
Almost immediately I got a reply from Jesse. He called the HOTEL AMERICA across the street from him in Porto, to see if they would take Stella. More importantly, Jesse told me that you can always ask. Especially with a small dog. Donny and I were doing searches on line and clicking the “Pet-Friendly” button and we weren’t getting a lot of choices, especially in our price-range.
Yes, Hotel America would take Stella !!!!!!!!!! but they had no dates available that worked for us. But they turned us on to Oporto City Apartments just minutes away and when I called to ask about dogs, they said YES to Stella. Super location and super affordable.
Massive thanks to Jesse who embodied all the amazing things we had read about Bar of Soap.
See you in Porto in a week. !!!! We can do our laundry, make friends, join a writing group, listen to music, get new ideas, meet travelers from all over the world…