Grande Hotel Ouro Preto
Travel Blogs from Ouro Preto
... 9 de agosto de 2014 (A festival dedicated to visual arts that is happening from the 6 to 9 of August 2014). Ran into my friend Victor and his daughter, Victor made the great film about OP a few years ago that has the band Oregon playing in background.
Clic here to watch his video.
Its good here.
Ouro Preto is a beautiful colonial town full of cobbled streets set in the mountains about 2 hours from Belo Horizonte. One of the oldest cities in the country, it houses extravagant churches and buildings funded by numerous gold mines nearby. It is a very photogenic town! Ash was ill on the day we arrived with a suspected stomach bug, but it was the perfect day to have a slow afternoon stroll around the town - although the steep hills suck the energy from you! There ...
... yep- still in Brazil!) where we sat out on the balcony and I had two caipirinhas, one of traditional style with lime juice mad also a strawberry one. The problem with these drinks is that they are very refreshing and seem to not taste of alcohol at all. The rest of the day went like this: another 3 establishments and a further 3 caipirinhas (where along the way we lost one more so now there are 6 of us) and a taxi back to the camp site, then we lost an Ozzie- ...
80;и было много на каждо
76;и, но мы не видел
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... but they were few and far between
Looking at the mine, there are many colours of rock, the white is quartz, where a lot of the gold is found, but it needs crushing and refining before any gold is found
The ore gets to the surface, is crushed, then put on a vibrating table and washed with water, the gold sinks to the bottom and is then picked out, they never used mercury or cyanide to get the gold from the ore, so to a certain point pollution ...