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... who rebelled against the Portugese quinto tax (20%). Interesting
architecture, plumbing, good views, info in English and free.
After about an hour of rigmarole in the bank, finally got my
emergency cash and schlepped back up the hill to the hostel – there is a price
to pay for the views and proximity to the bus station, especially tough on the
very rough stone ...
Whew... a cold front came in and the temperature dropped... it was a brisk 11c when I left the house this morning.
I love this town, when ever I feel a bit down, and the last few days was a downer, that even Debbie Downer would have been down with, but I inherently knew that if I could make it to Saturday, and just walk about, looking for fuscas for my friends in Singapore, and blue doors for my friend in Portland, that I would feel better.
... was very high end, we all felt under-dressed! But had an amazing time, basically one of them is a lawyer (intern, they are only about 23) and so brought some lawyer friends, who nearly all spoke good English. Lots of them had been to Europe and had some pretty expensive cars! They wrote us a list of where we should go in Belo Horizonte tomorrow, so one of them dropped us off at around 1am at our hostel.
... in the museum, which also had a ton of art from the city as well as interactive exhibits where you learned about all the members of the plot and then had to try and guess how they would carry it out. It reminded us of one of those learning computer games from the 1990s, like Carmen Sandiego, and was surprisingly fun. The final way we filled our time (or at least, the way Whitney filled her time), was with our hostel’s two fluffy grey cats, Ami ...
... as I was waiting for Milton to come back thru the centro, and as I took this picture... a woman walked by and said to me,
Which is not Portuguese, but Italian.... go figure!
So receipts in hand, we appeared at the corretor de imóveis, and things are moving ...