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... ingredient extravaganza. Some of them have four or five kinds of cheese, four or five different types of ham and cold meat, every type of vegetable and fruit you could imagine.
Best of all there are burger challenges. If you complete the challenge within two hours you get the meal for free, a cash prize and your name on the wall. Most of the challenges involve eating two of the burgers (eg two sandwiches with between two and nine burgers on, ...
... and one of the balls that was used. There wasn't a huge amount of information about the World Cup itself, which may have been down to the fact that the Mineirao was the stage of Brazil's utter humiliation at the hands (feet?) of the Germans. But the Brazilians seem to have come to terms with that now, and we have had a few conversations about it with people we have met, including the English-speaking tour guide at the stadium:
Guide: Where are you from?
... up some of the other mysteries of life here, such as why people in our building prefer to throw their rubbish out of the window for the cleaning lady to clear up, rather than walking 10 yards to the rubbish chute. The fact that she spends an hour every morning purely sweeping up rubbish when she could be doing other things to make a nicer living environment for everybody is less important than the sense of superiority they presumably feel as they fling ...
... with all the amenities that implies, yet with a small town feel. It has its own unique and delicious cuisine. It has a choice of language schools (there are surprisingly few places in Brazil to learn Portuguese outside of Rio and Sao Paulo), and the added benefit of not many people speaking English. Finally, it is in a region with a tradition of luthiering (guitar making).
On Sunday we met up with the luthier who is making a guitar for Paul, Lucio and ...
... break out due to the intense flashing). He also had another work later on in our wanderings - a huge kaleidoscope on a pivot looking over the lush Brazilian jungle. This was equally fun with everyone queuing to have a go.
Another work that will stick with me was Penetravel magic square #5, De luxe, 1977 by Helio Oiticica - massive brightly painted cement walls over looking one of the many lakes. The flower pots shaped into ...