I spent the weekend in Porto, after (sadly!) some American friends from home had to cancel their trip last minute and were left with a non-refundable reservation for a little roadtrip we were going to take together. I had never been to Porto and it was so interesting to go after living in Lisbon and being able to note the big contrasts between the two cities. I spent a rain-drenched weekend exploring. Porto has more flower shops than Lisbon. In Portugal, much of the cut flower culture seems to be based around the tradition of bringing flowers to the graves of loved ones. Many of the flower shops are located close to the cemeteries in the city and are quite untouched by time. I bought some calla lilies from this flower seller on the street and she was kind enough to let me take her photo. I wish I had gotten her name, but she was incredibly warm, with a very happy disposition.