Much has been written concerning the ‘too-cool-for-school’ Aquapura hotel in the Douro Valley. Our, sadly brief stay, was part of the Douro trip after the European Wine Bloggers Conference. I loved it – from the ‘going down’ to your room from the reception, to the multi-control unit that was supposed to switch off the room lights but most only managed to get the window blinds to move. No photos of the excellent interior (apart from the breakfast table below) but two early morning views of the Douro itself plus a couple more of the hotel’s gardens and a bar terrace on Flickr. Early morning light, don’t you just love it!