Intercity Express Porto Alegre
Travel Blogs from Porto Alegre
... Brazilian apartment buildings are built with barbecue pits in one wall, and a central chimney takes care of all the smoke. It was awesome - and we managed to eat a last lot of chicken hearts before leaving Brazil.
Would I come back to Porto Alegre? Yes, but only to see my friends.
Unfortunately, quite a few of the pictures were lost as part of the memory card failure, so you┤ll have to make do with these.
Today I was given the chance to play football with some brazilians - not something I had expected, as shown by my lack of appropriate clothing - but is one of those things that has to be done to make a trip to brazil complete.
We arrived in Porto Alegre this morning, on the end of our first overnight bus journey where Gen was pleasantly surprised by the large seats that recline almost the whole way. Not sure how much she slept though - I was passed out for ...
... is also famous for its participatory budget system, politically this is an entrepreneurial innovation as the town hall in 1989 created a system in which the citizens could come up with a plan to allocate public funds towards the projects they felt were most important. This has greatly benefited many of the poorer neighbourhoods in the city. In fact according to a world bank report in less than ...
... to the top of the Garganta del Diablo, had been damaged in the downpour and would be closed for repairs for at least a month. River levels were so high that boats to the Isla San Martin, the island sitting squarely in the middle of the falls that we had been looking forward to visiting, were also not running. However, with over two-thirds of the falls within its boundaries the Parque Nacional de Iguaz˙ is much bigger than the park on the Brazilian side, and despite the ...
... for those of you who thought you were way too busy to comment to feel a little bit guilty). Thanks to all of you but especially those faithful who, no matter how hectic their lives were, always took the time to comment. Thank you also to the lazy ones who at least read the blog, it’s just a pity you couldn’t be more a part of the experience.
Now is the time where we need to say an extra special thank you to the kings and queens of the blog. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet