Plaza Porto Alegre Hotel
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We stayed in Chuy, Uruguay for 1 night to apply for our Visas into Brazil ($160 US each!) The next night we were on a 12 hour ride to Port Alegre, Brazil.
Porto Alegre was not a choice destination but Vic was getting tired of the long bus rides and we decided to break them up a little more. It was a VERY busy town with SO MANY people...only 1 night here!
... everywhere, it was less about 'Occupying' and more a 'hey, it's a Wednesday evening and there's not much on - let's hang out in the market square drinking mulled wine, smoking weed, listening to music and telling each other that we're protesting... Oh is that the time, I better go, I have to get up early tomorrow' kind of protest. I really enjoyed the mulled wine though.
There are two major football teams ...
... nervous, with the pressure of 'representing' English football and a century and a half of footballing history (too much? Maybe that last bit), but it actually wasn't too bad. The team I was on lost 12 - 9, but I scored 3 (including a screamer that smashed in off both posts) and made 2, though I did let in 4 when I was in goal but in true goalkeeping tradition I will blame the defence for those. The game however was quite different to the ones I play back in ...
Throughout our trip we would book our place to stay in the next city about 1-2 days before departing. This time it just so happened that our host cancelled and we were left without a place to stay when arriving in Porto Alegre at 7:00am. Thank god however for the friendly alumni community, after a few e-mails and phone calls, by 10:00am we had a great place to stay with Felipe, the founder ...
... hours away; we treated the waterfall as a sort of a warm-up for Iguaz˙, which we would be visiting the next day. The falls are in a pretty park which is just minutes away from Ciudad del Este but feels a world away from its busy streets. We wandered down to the viewing platform next to the falls, where we were met by the impressive sight of the rippling Rio Monday (which is pronounced like Monda-oo and has nothing to do with the English day of the week) tumbling over a cliff and into ...
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
They changed our room after we complained of a headache, But then the shower didn't work and we had to go back to the smelly room to shower!
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