Gran Marquise Hotel
Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
... in the city. This is our last paid for tour and we were late getting to the meeting prior to the bus trip. This delay placed us on the last bus to one of the largest open air markets in Brazil. It was a concrete steel reinforced 5 story building, and you could go up the stairs or walk ramps to the next level. They sold fabrics, clothes, food and everything in between. We bought another kilo of cashew nuts and could not decide on any ...
... with four sea days until we arrive in Barbados and can take on fresh food. We're starting to know how early explorers, like the crew of the HMS Bounty, felt, barely surviving on stale bread and water. Imagine, no fresh food for 4 days... we'll probably have to get by on croissants, caesar salad, filet mignon, and chocolate melting cake...Horrors!
Annette & Peter
What lies on the bottom of the ocean and shivers?
A nervous wreck
... to separate the pre-existing conditions from the newly acquired injuries. We did meet a number of really nice people (usually over dinner- big surprise) who were relatively uninjured- Don and Jill T even hosted us on the deck belonging to cruising royalty although we did have to pretend to be cleaning staff in order to gain access.
We are looking forward to seeing things off of the ship as we turn the corner soon and head up the ...
... dense hotel and condo development making it look like Miami, Myrtle Beach or Ocean Beach.
The downtown is a mixture of old and new with lots of pedestrian plazas and shopping malls that
always seem packed whatever the time of day.
One point of interest … the main tourist office and craft market are situated in the old jail with the craft stalls located in the cells.
... about twenty minutes in the market as the vast array of products seem to gradually merge into one large store of similar looking but different products. The afternoon sun and the large mass of people swarming throughout the building raised the inside temperature above that of outside on the tree shaded plaza area forming the front entrance to the market. There we waited the last few minutes of our time at the market. Joel returned at our meeting place and ensured that we felt satisfied ...