Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel
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... different hostels either side of our trip to Gramado. Both were cold (at least the second one had a heater), and not very well maintained. But we didn't spend a lot of time in them anyway so it was ok.
We took a boat trip with our friend Carolina, out into the river (lake) and around some quite large islands nearby, where rich people have mansions. Neither rich or poor is immune to the river bursting its banks ...
... journey. We were picked up at the bus station by Carolina, an old friend from London who we used to live with years ago. Her boyfriend Guilherme was the one with the 5-a-side football game in the evening, and he offered me the chance to play. (Guilherme corresponds to William in English, so Gen has taken to calling him Big Will, much to his own entertainment and Carolina's frustration.)
The game was at 10pm (you can play up to 2am!) and I have to admit I ...
... br> We also learnt that Porto Alegre is known as the Portland of Brazil and that there is a very strong vegan and organic products community there. That is why we were fortunate to interview Aline, who co-founded a company called Organic Baby with her husband. The company sells frozen organic baby food and they have just opened their first organic restaurant in the city.
... plunge pool below. We watched the roaring water for a while and wandered around the grassy park before heading back to Ciudad del Este, where we relaxed in our hosts' beautiful home (and got to know their hilarious dogs) until we went to bed.
The next day we rose early, excited to visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. A bus took us slowly across the Puente de la Amistad, which spans the Paraná river and marks the border between Brazil and Paraguay, in the morning ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center