Holiday Inn Express Natal
Travel Blogs from Natal
... their heads in shame, people were storming out of the bar. It became apparent Brazil were out of the World Cup, mentally the team weren't there & it showed through their play. I was really hoping it would be Brazil x Argentina in the final as we were headed to Rio for it. After the match there were many sad Brazilian faces, however that didn't stop them from partying all night. I spoke to a few Brazilians about the match, they were in shock - ...
... were long since knocked out and we were once again in the stadium about an hour after the final whistle. The presence of an England flag was once again too good a photo opportunity to turn down, and even without our togas we were proving popular. Our ability to laugh at ourselves by singing 'England's going home' to the tune of Three Lions went down well with some Germans who insisted on some photos with us.
As we left Natal's Arena Das Dunas for the ...
... boogie buggy made one more stop off for lunch at a local restaurant before the driver took us back to the Ponta Negra resort on the other side of the city, where we are staying. To our disappointment, the playlist for the second journey had a more sedate sound.
I got back to the hotel to realise that I had ended up with quite harsh sunburn down one side of my arm (it had been hanging out of the buggy) to accompany a host of surreal memories from a unique day on the ...
... whenever they were in their spot in the hotel the WiFi was on the blink for all other guests as Skype calls back home to Accra were made.
As an alternative to being entertained by the loud Ghanaians we decided to spend a day going around the local sand dunes in a buggy, this included a driver much to our relief. The early start was made all the more manageable as the Boogie Buggy driver blasted out his playlist which he'd put some time and ...
... came back in the second half and scored, sucking all the air out of the stadium leaving only enough for the Ghanaians, leaving the Americans without breath. We kept cheering but given our history with this team, our outlook was bleak. But then it happened! Brooks, the rookie, heads one in and the entire stadium blows up! The whistle blows and the game is over! USA beat Ghana! And we were there! We got to witness history! We had felt like we had just won the World Cup! We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center