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Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
... the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of carnival to the immensity of the dark Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions. Perhaps it is not quiet the Eden of popular imagination, but it is a land of staggering beauty. There are immense rainforests, many islands with pristine tropical beaches, endless rivers and beautiful people who live mainly an urban life, with 2 out of 3 ...
... his hip was taken off the ship on a stretcher and placed in the back of a pickup truck for transport to the hospital.
Then we departed. As we pulled away, we could see the disappointed faces of the tour guides, muggers and pickpockets.
We were supposed to take on fresh food at the last port of Recife, but it was not of acceptable quality, so we were supposed to take on provisions here. Since we had to leave, it didn't happen. We're ...
... recent travel-by-the-seat-of-our-pants methodology!!
As we quickly found out travel by cruise ship is, and has been, a very popular way to see the world. And given the advanced years of some of our fellow passengers, I suspect that some started their cruising on the Santa Maria with Chris Columbus in what was arguably the first Caribbean party boat (note to Deb P- Christopher Columbus was a famous explorer who discovered ...
... dense hotel and condo development making it look like Miami, Myrtle Beach or Ocean Beach.
The downtown is a mixture of old and new with lots of pedestrian plazas and shopping malls that
always seem packed whatever the time of day.
One point of interest … the main tourist office and craft market are situated in the old jail with the craft stalls located in the cells.
... day was very lowkey so we spent it sitting in the shade and some walks along the looooooong beach.
THe grandfinale was a massage session, it was well needed and well deserved.
When we got back i took to McDonald for some food and we hit the beachwalk market afterwards.
Rows upon rows of the same stuff, but we did find some trinkets :)
The last night before going back to Sao Paulo was upon us so we took an early night