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Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
... there we could see the beautiful ocean and beach which the guide said you should not swim, because of the pollution, although there were many people in the water. The Teatro Jose de Alencar was beautifully constructed of ornate ironwork fashioned in Scotland. The building is still used for plays, operas and it stays cool due to the open airy structure, although they said that air conditioning was on the way.
The last stop was ...
... his hip was taken off the ship on a stretcher and placed in the back of a pickup truck for transport to the hospital.
Then we departed. As we pulled away, we could see the disappointed faces of the tour guides, muggers and pickpockets.
We were supposed to take on fresh food at the last port of Recife, but it was not of acceptable quality, so we were supposed to take on provisions here. Since we had to leave, it didn't happen. We're ...
We found last minute accommodation in Rio for Carnival which is almost unheard of. We also found relatively slow transportation back to North America which would help us avoid at least four weeks of a frozen Canadian winter. And in a nice twist, our hotel and transport was the same thing- the Maasdam cruise ship. As our 'hotel' pulled out of the Rio harbour, we were almost accidentally trying out travel-by-cruise-ship which was a big change ...
... dense hotel and condo development making it look like Miami, Myrtle Beach or Ocean Beach.
The downtown is a mixture of old and new with lots of pedestrian plazas and shopping malls that
always seem packed whatever the time of day.
One point of interest … the main tourist office and craft market are situated in the old jail with the craft stalls located in the cells.
... ahead of the intercity in luxury.
Fortaleza was dichotomy in that the inter city was much different than the oceanside area of the city. But the two coincide in relationship that is beneficial to each. Being the fifth largest city in the country of Brazil, it will be one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Brazil is the host nation.
We had enjoyed our day in the port city on the northeastern coast of Brazil. It was a unique city that had good ...