Cultural travel should be about the experience, the journey, what you take from it (and by “taking” I mean learning something along the way).
We arrived in Porto with two (misleading) preconceptions: that the city could be seen in one day and that Fantasporto, the independent film festival, was a dying shadow of its former glory.
One of the best international film festivals celebrates the independent film industry for 10 days in Porto, with a strong accent on fantasy and thrillers.
Of the many times we passed by the Hollywood slum, the statues of the Ganesh idol always got my attention. I wanted to meet the local artists behind this craft.