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Adriano Telles left his small village in the north of Portugal, Alvarenga, at the age of 12. Destination: Brazil. At the age of 44, he was back and opened his first coffeehouse and coffee import business in Porto. His success, back in 1903, was due mainly to his smart marketing techniques, even though his product was not as popular as it is nowadays!
Can these marketing lessons from the past possibly be of use for the future success of a small running tour outfit, such as Porto Running Tours?
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So, here we are: November 2020, cold days and rain in most of the northern hemisphere... And a pandemic... While some of us seek comfort in a cup of tea while watching the news on TV about these turbulent times, others turn to their wine stock and serve themselves a glass of Port (no judgement here, I honestly consider it to be a sign of good taste!!) ...
After all, are these two 'comfort drinks' all that different?
With Porto and the Douro valley as a backdrop, let's set out in search of points of intersection between Port and tea, they do have a few things in common!
...who banned Coca-Cola from being sold in Portugal in the 1920's?
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If I was to name one person that perfectly epitomizes to spirit of the fight against pandemics in Portugal, I would not hesitate: Porto-born Ricardo Jorge.
Yet, regardless of his decisive contributions to public health in the country, some of the Portuguese know him for a quirkier story of a long lasting ban of the most recognizable of sparkling drinks...! Let's put the gear in reverse and scroll down the timeline to learn a bit more about this remarkable man's actions.
Listed in categories, these are the highlights, organized to provide easy access to a wealth of information on things to do or places to have a meal here in Porto, a list that can be of good use to any runner currently visiting the city or planning to do so, very soon. Just tap the icons to learn more:
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