Dorisol Recife Grand Hotel
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... who are crossing for the first time )...this ritual consists of kissing a big fish then being doused with a very gooey concoction...as we have crossed previously we were not subject to the ritual and could laugh and enjoy watching many others including some crew get initiated.
Our crossing was very uneventful as we had very calm seas...( approx 8-10 ft ) With todays technology this is a piece of cake. Looking forward to another 'off' day ...
... possible. We thanked the armed guard for getting us an all our belongings into a taxi, almost all that is; en route to the hotel Clean Shirt realised he'd left his Nexus tablet and camera on the bus from Natal and that sinking sickly feeling of losing something was painted all over his face. Even a helpful man at the hotel who got hold of the driver didn't bring any comfort as he confirmed the items were gone; this coming just days after he lost his 'favourite blue t-shirt' a £5, plain ...
... not a trip we were eager to make if we didn't have a reason to travel.... And then, SUCCESS. One of the many Facebook groups for people in Brazil that we had joined came through! "Ticos en El Mundial" ("Ticos" being the nickname for the Costa Rican team and their supporters) had a posting for tickets available to buy. We had to look for "four guys in Mexico hats" at the train station, and then the tickets would be ours. We raced over to meet them, negotiated with ...
Eduardo met us at the bus station in Recife ready for a busy final few days. It felt a lot more humid here than in Salvador and people use the shopping centre to cool down. Recife is a strange place, with a huge area of apartment blocks which go right up the coast. Since I was last here, there are noticeably more high rise buildings which is a result of the increasing middle class in Brazil. The favelas tend to start after the first layer of blocks. People don't ...
... of the town.
The brief ride on the bus allowed us to take in our surroundings. As it was a weekday it was fairly busy, and the streets bustled with busy shoppers and workers. The shops and streets looked typical of those we’ve seen before in Brazil; once you leave the fashionable (expensive!) touristy areas the streets are slightly dilapidated with lots of peeling paint, tired-looking trees and plants, cafés ...