Grande Hotel da Barra
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... asked where exactly I was from and what I was studying, but I told him it was just for vacation. He introduced himself as Vinicius, which was kind of funny to me, considering I only know about 20 Brazilians and 2 of them have the same name. Anyhow, he was cool. Friendly as all Brazilians seem to be. Their church is amazing though, you can definitely feel the love. The pastor's sermon kept relating to the world cup of course :)
When church ended, I met some more of ...
... touristy and much pricier. Your money will go much further in Pipa. Both were fantastic ways to break up our hectic urban pursuit of the US team through northern Brazil, though.
And as usual, we have an item of the month. This month it’s helpfully labelled for everyone as “marking gauges,” whatever those are.
And the superlatives:
Best place of lodging: CoolHostel in Porto. It had a ...
... because of Ronaldo! As we made our way to the stadium, somebody painted our faces and we were ready for the game. The atmosphere was incredible; the German fans were great, and all the local Brazilians supported Portugal. As the players came out onto the field; I became trigger happy only to be told off by Nayan for taking too many pictures of Ronaldo torso! It is fair to say the Germans played extremely well, and the Portuguese played disappointingly awfully ...
... and stalls selling
vegetables and some touristy stuff. I heard a few catcalls of “gringo”
as I walked thru the crowds. A sign that, things could get worse before
they got better. I stayed on the main streets to avoid getting caught
alone and finally saw a sign for the historical district. I walked in
that direction and in about 500 yards, I saw a familiar street and
pretty soon I was back under the watchful eye of machine gun toting ...
... but they were over as quick as they started with a heavy police presence. Friday night I headed out to be popcorn with three people from the hostel, we each bought headresses and got into the mix. The headresses turned out to be invaluable tracking devices, as we worked our way past the blocos and mingled with the masses. After realising that Psy was going to sing Gangnam carnaval style, we positioned ourselves in front of the Claudia Leitte Camarote and timed it perfectly. If ...