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 ...

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 ...

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 Prŕto, 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': Ant˘nio 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 ...

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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After a very loud and heavy rain that woke us up, we had cafe de manha and then went for a walk... Temperature has dropped a bit, tho we are in no danger of  ice and frost as in the far south of Brasil... Its good here! ...

Happy Thanksgiving!, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by oreydc

Hope all of you in the USA have a great day... here its not a holiday... raise an extra glass, have a second helping of stuffing for us here! Hugs n love from Brasil! ...

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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We varied our usual route and walked down into "buraco quente" or to be more polite and correct the neighborhood 's formal name is "Nossa Senorha de Lourdes". We continued on down thru Vila SŃo Jose and into Pilar. Then around to Antonio Dias and had ...

Lunch Walk... ai que calor!, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Lunch Walk... ai que calor!

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Its so hot... we escaped for lunch and came back... bleah... Ouro Preto is not made for heat... but the forecast is for rain this week... meanwhile I took a few snaps and will go out for the  moon rise later this evening. Life is good (and ...

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 – ...

Balanša da Cobra, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Balanša da Cobra

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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A fun rainy evening with Milton and Dulce, our colleague from CEAD. It started with a walk down Rua Alvarenga from the World Headquarters, with a great view of the city after the tremendous rain we had. The  Bandalheira Mirim (the kids Bandalheira) ...

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Morning Walk / Caminhada de Hoje

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Last night we had a fairly fierce storm, a lot of wind,  buckets of needed rain and plenty of lightening. One strike was near the house and at 9pm all went dark... kaboom... then crickets. Thanks to my IPod/kindle I toughed it out reading for ...

Sunset // P˘r do sol, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Sunset // P˘r do sol

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Sunset from CEAD just before we left for home... ...

Is it possible?, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Is it possible?

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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To say that I just left a great department meeting (especially when all we talked about was cuts) but we have a really fun group, with great energy.  As we left the building, the bus turned the corner, and we made it just in time... I got a front ...

Its beginning to look alot like Xmas & fuscas, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Its beginning to look alot like Xmas & fuscas

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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A nice warm walk today... its a holiday - Nossa Senhora da ConceišŃo - things are beginning to look like Xmas with a few windows... because of the crisis, it doesn't look like the government is going to do the cool tree in the Praša... but we will ...

Bom dia Ouro Preto!, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Bom dia Ouro Preto!

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Sempre e bom viajar, e bom voltar para casa!  Its always good to travel and its good to return home! I heard a group of burros going by... ...

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 ...

Morning Walks / Caminhada de Hoje, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Morning Walks / Caminhada de Hoje

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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A nice  orchid blooming in the  green space of our house... and a nice walk downtown past the  slide area and back before lunch. Life is good! ...

chapada number 2, Chapada dos GuimarŃes, 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 ...

Caminhada de Hoje..., Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Caminhada de Hoje...

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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A nice walk today, errands  downtown... bus tickets to BH for tomorrow (My Friday & I are riding in a fun ride around Pampulha with Davison on Sunday). Its a nice, very warm, very sunny day here in the Terra da Nunca. Its good here! ...

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

Buscando oro

A travel blog entry by carlota

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... , dejamos valenša 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 ...

Morning walk, and Bike Friday, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Morning walk, and Bike Friday

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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A nice restful morning, with a walk to the Praša Tiradentes (and bought a bike helmet) and then to lunch, where we ran into Heloisa. When we got home, I assembled my bike and took him for a ride to the praša and back... Welcoem to Brasil Friday! Its ...

Great class, great students, and sunset, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Great class, great students, and sunset

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Vanessa did a great job defending her research proposal, then my students  went and looked at a big circle... and  did the Pi activity and I ended the day with a great ...

P˘r de Sol / Sunset, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

P˘r de Sol / Sunset

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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After work we went to the rodoviaria and the bank downtown and stopped off for a pizza and beers with Heloisa in O Passo. Very warm and sultry... ...

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 ...

┴rvore de Natal 2015, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

┴rvore de Natal 2015

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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When things look and feel nutty, put up a tree! After our walk, we decided to break out the Christmas kit and see what we could do... the HQ is a bit tight, so the normal tree had to forgo the bottom third... its a warm gray, drippy day (it looks like ...

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