Parthenon Quatro Rodas Olinda
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... at the hostel were not particularly helpful or friendly. It is another Hostel International hostel. They have hostels all over the world. They are clean and offer breakfast etc etc but they really lack atmosphere and they aren't the cheapest. There weren't many options here in Olinda so I picked it, but although inside the hostel it is pretty and it has a pool it's just a bit dull. But it's only for two nights so it doesn't really matter. Anyway off I went in hunt for food. ...
... have a carnivalesque street parade and it was awesome. One of the band members even invited Helen to play his shaker as they paraded (no innuendo intended). We got chatting to a couple of Brazilians so once the parade finished at about 1, we headed to a bar playing Reggaeish music and then onto a different bar for some Samba/Forro music. Well, we thought we could shake it pretty well but we had nothing on the Brazilian girls at the ...
Slow start despite several early wake up calls – the family were the noisy elephants arriba and still breakfast wasn't on time! Have made up my mind not to stay for Carnaval or indeed an extra night. The boss had obviously realised how much noise he was making at silly hours and offered me any of the other cell-like rooms for a significantly cheaper price.
Went to Recife for the ...
... and musical heritage. The waterfront FIFA FanFest was jam-packed for the Brazil v Chile last 16 tie which kicked off at 1pm local time under a scorching sun. We were grateful to the vendors who struggled through the crowds to provide us with ice-cold cervejas throughout the game that was eventually decided on penalties. Thankfully, the party was to continue...!
Onward bus to Natal, 5 hours.
... They have everything from baroque churches, colonial buildings, city markets combined with hundreds of street vendors all squeezed into the tiny lanes of the old city. The major influences are Dutch and Portuguese.
(FYI – It is interesting to note that the Dutch were the major wholesalers of sugar cane
‘back in the day’.)