Piazza Navona Flat - InterCity
Travel Blogs from Porto Alegre
... a mix of both. Feeling much more confident with the language and just travelling in general. I now haggle with cab drivers cause they always rip foreigners off getting to and from the airports, know what all the funny words on the menu are now rather than just pointing to a dish on the menu and hoping for the best ( which has turned out good and bad) Even tips ( that i should pass on to ypu ...
... and some things were getting obvious: porto alegre is not like the rest of brazil and gauchas are really nice! The poeple are much more calm compared to other brazilians, almost like europeans, so i felt almost like at home. And the german and italian influences are strong, poeple are really different here! The coffee and croissants are also really good, really italian.
At night we were tired and watched some tv, nice brazilian stuff like soccer, ...
We arrived very early this morning on a night bus and were lucky to be able to check into our room when we arrived. After a serious nap we headed out to explore in the very muggy heat. First stop was a large market which was good to look around but a bit smelly. They had stalls selling lots of different varieties of 'yerba mate', the tea that everyone drinks here, uruguay and BA. We once ...
So after my time in Bagé, I caught a bus to Porto Alegre, the states capital.
I stayed in the hostel for two nights...
The first night I went out to a party with sins dudes from the hostel and on the second city I hung out with the same guys and walked around the city.
Generally I really liked Porto Alegre as a city, ...
So my first date with Brazil wasn't a home run, but there were enough things about it I liked that I would definitely ask for a second date!
- I was never able to take any money out from the ATMs while in Brazil so that was my first challenge (of course I did get Reals before I left but they were forgotten on the table at home)
- Things were very hectic prior to my departure so a giant backlog of work was hanging over ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet