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Hello from Porto Alegre! Made it to the south of Brazil yesterday afternoon from Salvador. i went from 35 degree sunny days and the majority of the locals being very dark skinned and speaking Portuguese to the south where its pouring down with rain, i dont stand out like a sore thumb anymore ( the locals are caucasian) and speak either Portuguese or Spanish, the taxi driver said its ...
... arrived at 6:30 in the morning - after ca. 8 hours in the bus sleeping and waking up all the time - the first thing to do was once again looking for a good bakery and having a coffee and a croissant. Then at 9, the hostel can be visited because receptionists in cheap hostels usually don't wake up at 6.. rock'n'hostel is close to the rodoviaria, ca. 15 min by walking. The entrance is hidden really good but after 10 minutes searching, the mistery was solved and ...
... ona motorbike drinking it. You have to drink it out of special mugs that have a straw that stops the loose tea going up it. By all accounts it tastes horrible and we're not eniterely sure if it contains drugs or not but it seems to be a big part of life here.
We then headed to an old port that the travel guide recommended but it seemed just a big industrial area, not really much to see. ...
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 ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool