Marante Plaza Hotel
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... up going without me but eventually we got reconnected.
Our next stop was the San Antonio Church to visit the "Golden Chapel" which is covered in 24k gold. It is so mind blowing to see all this wealth and just outside the door people are begging and sleeping on the street. Sometime I find this too much to comprehend as we have seen this many time throughout our travels.
Our next stop is the Casa de Cultura which was a prison at ...
... with his little cap on his head!! Actually random thought - maybe that’s why acorns have little caps – to protect them when they fall from the oak tree – always wondered as to their purpose!). We wore them to dinner that night, Marion and Neville in their panama and hand-painted lace hats, us in our leather Goucho hats (I’m getting used to hat hair) much to the merriment of Lucas and others in the dining room. It’s become expected now. ...
... like some. Of course we don't accept.
We move further along into the favela. I begin to notice something else that contrasts to Haiti. Though these people are poor and have issues with sexual abuse and drugs, they still look hopeful. They still express joy and have life in their eyes. The best way I can compare is to say that many people in Haiti have a hollow, haunted look to them. Not the kids who are full time at the house of hope, but many ...
Today, we were in Recife. However, we started our excursion in Olinda, a city next to Recife. Olinda is famous for its steep streets with the colorful little houses. Very pretty.
Then we drove back to the center of Recife where we went to the "Casa da Cultura". This is an old prison building that is nowadays turned into a tourist market. It was interesting to see all the little shops in the old cells. 5-8 prisoners ...
... of a truck being hoisted out of the water and I was just thankful that that wasn’t our bus.
So against the odds we made it safely to Recife, where we stayed in a grim hotel in the suburbs and then continued on to the beautiful colonial town of Olinda the following day. We spent the day exploring the craft markets and churches that line the cobbled streets and then eventually returned to Recife from where we will take a night bus for 14 hours south to our next stop: ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarante Plaza Hotel Recife
great. it was the best and what different is the omelette, filled with ham and cheese. I love to eat Ham, cheese with bread. And of course not forget fruits and coffee.
I would give 3 stars if they had free and better wifi connection.
The swimming pool and gym is small and fit for few of us.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.