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It is worth taking time out and having a walk from the old fort down the street down towards the indoor market. There are lots of cafes and restaurants.
Admittedly touristy with a great number of very similar restaurants with very similar menus, many with people outside trying to pull you in, but entertaining nevertheless. A lot of the house doors have been brightly painted with some fairly artistic murals.
We really liked the painted doors in the area and the colourful vibe with all the bars and students around, however, just like anywhere else that's in all the guidebooks there's lots of tourist traps. You're constantly pestered by the staff trying to entice you into their…
From the first time we were here many years ago, the area has been gentrified with the painted doors sometimes now difficult to see. Now jam packed with restaurants, unfortunately mostly all serving the same few dishes, with a few exceptions.
We were there about 11 am- so it felt like we had “ peaked early” as most places pretty empty. Good vibe, relaxed and fun to see Quirky shops and brightly painted doorways