Belo Horizonte Othon Palace Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Belo Horizonte
... Terrible match, terrible outcome, though credit to the Costa Ricans for their efforts in this tournament.
As the week wound down I spent more time visiting spots in Belo, such as the beautiful Praca do Papa, a lookout over the entire city, and the Parque Mangabeiras nearby. Photos on facey.
Saturday it was time to watch Brasil again, and this time I came prepared and reserved seats in Savassi. This still proved problematic though, as people scramble to steal ...
... beach. Favela is the name in Brazil for what I would call a shanty town, but is also known as Townships in South Africa and Slums in many other parts of the world. They are unstructured, unplanned areas of the city where economic migrants from the countryside come and live. They can be dangerous and dirty but are also the places where you get a true feeling of a countries culture and people. Being too late to change anything we jumped on the airport bus to Vigigal and ...
... to help us if we looked lost, or just if we had a map or looked foreign, they wanted to stop and chat. Some guy bought us the local delicacy while we were stood next to him at the bar, it was kidney cooked in onions and a strange green vegetable I've never seen but is kind of like a tiny courgette, oh my word it was delicious. I've never had kidney before, it always sounded a bit gross. But it was amazing. So, so good. We ales ...
So much has happened since I left you I don't know where to begin! Ok so we had our first World Cup game in Belo Horizonte, was awesome. Took an overnight bus from rio, arriving 6am, took our bags to our hotel assuming we'd have to leave them and stay out for the day but our room was ready! Huge touch, slept for a couple of hours, had showers and headed out ready for the big ...
... the 'half your age plus 7' rule... We were clearly uncomfortable and suspicious of this claim but were left thinking something along the lines of "well as long as it is legal maybe it is just a different culture, who are we to judge?" but then he confirmed the legal age was 18 and also made some creepy comments - so at this point we were all pretty outraged and Lucy and I kept clear of him for the rest of the night - poor Rob had to live with the guy for a few days... ...
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