Travel Blogs from Ouro Preto, Brazil

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Twins on tour, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Twins on tour

A travel blog entry by helene

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... was followed by numerous night buses and one wonderful 13-hour train ride from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte to make our way down to Ouro Preto, where we are now, a beautiful old colonial mining town. On the way, we stopped briefly in the towns of Ilheus and ...

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park - Day 73, Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil travel blog

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park - Day 73

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Booked a bus ticket to Sandarem this morning, I leave Cuiaba this evening. This is an alternative route into the Amazon to one I was originally going  to take. My original plan was a combination of bus and boat to Manaus via Porto Velho which would ...

Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Ouro Preto in our entry from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil entitled 'Rio Rocks!'. Cheers, K & ...

Cities of Gold, Ouro Prêto, Brazil travel blog

Cities of Gold

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... . We didn't stop there to admire the smelting complex, but rather to check out the talents of the 'Michaelangelo of Brazil': Antônio Francisco Lisboa, more fondly referred to as Aleijadinho. This patron of Brazilian arts was incredibly active during the ...

Motorbikes and Museu Aberto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Motorbikes and Museu Aberto

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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Events in Ouro Preto The Same Kind of People Everywhere Strange, but the motorbike loving people are everywhere the same. They look like bikers and they are bikers, but Ok maybe they have all black hair here and have more brown skin, but who ...

Work Starts, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Work Starts

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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First Day Today morning Vitor wanted to pick me up at 8 am. but I was waiting and waiting. I was really worry and wanted to call him, but than circa 20 min too late rang the bell and my first day could start. Arriving in the Lab Claudia, my real ...

Ouro Preto - Discover - Black Gold, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto - Discover - Black Gold

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... information about Ouro Preto Click here for more information about Ouro Preto Click here for more information about the sightseeing in Ouro Preto Some interesting infos about Ouro Preto: - it is in the Brazilian staat Minas Gerais - in the ...

Sad Day - A Great Travel Ends, Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Sad Day - A Great Travel Ends

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... had to say good bye to Melih and to took the bus back to Ouro Preto. The weather was like I felt ... It was raining. Ouro Preto It was like coming home. Everybody was friendly and asked we what I have done in Northeast. And I could eat the good ...

Rich Village of Black Gold (A Dennis Post), Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Rich Village of Black Gold (A Dennis Post)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... to catch the 9 am bus to Ouro Preto, so it all worked out in the end. But it was still a typical Brazil travel day. Ouro Preto was worth it as a destination. The town is a charming little place set amongst the hills of Minas Gerais, with beautiful ...

sleep v dogs - dogs win, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

sleep v dogs - dogs win

A travel blog entry by maddieuk

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... outbreak. They will know where it has come from! Left the tranquillity (ha!) of our campsite nice and early, to head towards Ouro Preto. It’s a World Heritage site as it’s a stunning colonial town which was built around the gold rush – ...

Eat your own body weight in food, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Eat your own body weight in food

A travel blog entry by elmoshark

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Well, we made it to Ouro Preto (black gold in Portguese), a gorgeous cobbled town protected as a world heritage site. Our pousada (B&B) is right at the top of the hill (thanks for the recommendation Anya) with an amazing view over the town. The people ...

chapada number 2, Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil travel blog

chapada number 2

A travel blog entry by abacaxirlanda

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to escape teh heat of caceres i went west to the hilly are called chapada dos guimaraes. its close by, a city bus goes from teh centre and takes a little under an hour as you climb through spectacular scenery of steep sided plateau. i arrived in the ...

Buscando oro, Ouro preto, belo horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Buscando oro

A travel blog entry by carlota

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... , dejamos valença para irnos mas al interior, a la zona de belo horizonte, capital de minas gerais en un puebecito que se llama ouro preto, inicio de la ruta del oro que desembocaba por un lado en rio y por otro en paraty (por supuesto el transporte lo ...

Sick Days, Churches and Gold in Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Sick Days, Churches and Gold in Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... we were curious about the title "inconfidencia". It was a very small museum and seemed to be about a mix of the history of Ouro Preto and a specific plot relating to Brazilian Independence in the area. They had some random displays that did not seem to go ...

Combien en comptez-vous?, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Combien en comptez-vous?

A travel blog entry by charlyvaness

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... ou écrire dès que la nuit tombe, c'est-à-dire très tôt, à 18 heures...  J'en reviens à notre bus, Rio à Ouro Preto. Appelé « Convencional ». Mais pas « convencional » du tout selon nos critères... les sièges ne ...

Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by david_irina

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... the lyric Brazilian songs. http://youtu.be/f9goxrsPH5Y - The carnival is over. In general it looks like a good detente for people. In Ouro Preto it was mostly for young people, with positive energy and joy. They drank a lot but we did not see that ...

Cobblestone streets, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Cobblestone streets

A travel blog entry by upriver

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... , some 2.5 hours away. The hills started getting bigger and the valleys deeper and eventually we entered Ouro Preto, a 300+ year mining town and one of Brazil's most visited destinations. We got some local tourist info from a guide at the terminal ...

Mining for gold..., Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Mining for gold...

A travel blog entry by eugenecash

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... ; I wasn´t quite brave enough, but Eugene had a dip in the water which looked amazing and so clear. The next day in Ouro Preto we took easy, just walking around the town, stopping for coffee and chocolate (boy the chocolate was good) and looking in all ...

Ouro Preto - La pluie à la montagne, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto - La pluie à la montagne

A travel blog entry by coleauxv

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... pas ce que c'est...). Bref, une soirée improvisée mais bien arrosée et très agréable. Le lendemain, les hollandaises quittent Ouro Preto pour Salvador et de mon côté, je tente d'avancer mon départ pour le soir même. Malheureusement le ...

The city of

The city of "Black Gold"

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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The most famous and visited of Brazil's colonial mining towns, the dramatic, steep setting of cobbled streets, the numerous preserved colonial buildings and shocking history of very cruel slavery used in the mines make this beautiful city a ...

More of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

More of Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by jennifers

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... and dance here. They all love to laugh and have fun. Brazil is beautiful but I still think the people are the main attraction. Ouro Preto has such a different feeling then Rio and Buzios, I can´t explain. I love it here, its always hard to leave the ...

Minerals, gems, and a prety colonial town, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Minerals, gems, and a prety colonial town

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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As I have loved stones and minerals since I was a child, I truly enjoyed visiting Ouro Preto ('black gold') in Minas Gerais, a state in Brazil known for its mines. Sadly many slaves worked in these mines and died very young. But even now new minerals keep ...

In search of Gems..., Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

In search of Gems...

A travel blog entry by dstean

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... ;fabulous and lovely 18th-century town village deeply stuck in the valleys of Minas Gerais' mountains. Anachronistic, amazing, fascinating... Ouro Preto resurges as a vision, a mirage amidst the dense mist of dawn. The impression for first-time visitors ...

Rich City of Black Gold, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Rich City of Black Gold

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... late start after our first drive day. The cook team did a good job with the pancakes. Then it was a stiff walk into town to investigate Ouro Preto made rich in the gold rush - not sure why it it Black Gold. The town is built in and around steep hills and ...

Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

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... evening but, for reasons that were never clear, the bus stopped for a very long time in the previous town.    Ouro Preto is a beautiful old colonial town that was once the capital of Brazil, and once the richest town in the world because of its ...

Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by stu1

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... really getting better and so we have decided to head about 200 miles north to a little village in the mountains called Ouro Preto. This place is absolutely beautiful. It is a small Gold Mining village and has stunning surroundings including the mountains, ...

Ouro Preto (¨Black Gold¨), Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto (¨Black Gold¨)

A travel blog entry by ashifreeshma

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Our first bus ride out of Rio took us to the town of Ouro Preto, where every single surface on every single building breathes history from Brazil´s colonial past.  A beautiful sight indeed, but we soon learned how the breathtaking ...

Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto

A travel blog entry by will.traveller

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... guide book mentions the cities briefly but without a strong recommendation. I place the group as a highlight of my trip.   Ouro Preto is  gorgeous city. Colonial feel has been largely retained with green hills all around. While the churches ...

Ouro Preto and a bush camp, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Ouro Preto and a bush camp

A travel blog entry by maddieuk

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Had a morning in Ouro Preto today so everyone could have a look round the churches that were shut yesterday, so managed to find an internet café whilst some were doing that, and then headed off to find a bush camp just before lunchtime. Long afternoon ...

Week 3 - Gems and Beaches, Ouro Preto and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Week 3 - Gems and Beaches

A travel blog entry by jen_and_andre

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*** la version d´André suit *** We arrived in Ouro Preto in the state called Minas Gerais (general mines) around 10 p.m. on August 9th. We had reserved a double room in a hostel that we discovered was in a beautiful, 200 year old building with great ...

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