Grande Hotel Campos do Jordao
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... acquired a sneezing issue with the average being around 20 individual sneezes a day :) on the brighter side we are here for a couple of nights so it's nice to have a proper base and Kate has let me have the double bed so should be a good nights sleep! TIP OF THE DAY... Don't wear dark or black clothes if you don't want to be eaten alive by ...
Waking up and seeing the rain outside was some what depressing... But we set of to Lopes Mendez beach. The walk was meant to be only 2hours but with many stops at the beautiful beaches along the way and the steep climb up and down the mountains on the island it was a little longer. We managed to stay dry and looking back I'm greatfull for the clouds as the walk acted like a sauna with sweat dripping off my face :( The final beach was incredible with someone comparing ...
The 21h bus ride i was dreading is actually really nice so far, it is like a really long episode of National Geographic with Ry Cooder playing through my headphones! Saw mountains, rivers, lakes, cows, birds, cities, villages and the odd forest fire. So green everywhere, and so many palm trees! Also loads of mac donalds', a massive carrefour and lots of 'keverkes' or beetle volkswagens. The roads are really good! After ...
... us (and most other competitors) 1/2 hour to cross town so the end control was cancelled.
The hotel is on top of the mountain with a nice view over the town. We had more time to enjoy the place, because the night leg was cancelled. In fact, during the day drive over the mountain several cars (us included) were hit by eggs and tree branches and the organisers did not want to risk accidents at night.
When results were published we were up on 14th place ...
... read the following which I pulled from Wikipedia.
Aparecida is home to and named after the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil, declared so by Pope Pius XI in 1929. It now depends exclusively on tourism generated by the devotees surrounding the statue ...