Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
Here concludes the first installment of our blog.
We are now preparing to exit Brazil via Rio De Janeiro.
More stories and pictures to follow soon !
... that we looked for. After 45 minutes we got on the bus to go one block to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Fortaleza, we could have walked there much faster. The Sunday service was going on as we wondered through the church taking pictures and making three wishes, something Mary Ann always reminds me to do when we visit a new church.
Next we visited the British Bridge which is not a bridge, but a pier only it was closed for ...
There are at least 14 Fortaleza's in Brazil.
We arrived in Fortaleza, State of Ceara this morning, one of the rare occasions that we arrived on time. There was a strong current and a ship tied up at the dock in front of us was pulled away from the pier, ripping one of the steel mooring posts from the concrete pier. The weather was supposed to get worse during the day, so the captain made the decision that it was unsafe to stay. A man who had fallen ...
... there are pluses and minuses but I'm not sure I see it as a key part of our travel logistics any time soon.
We made a couple of Brazilian coastal stops (Buzios and Salvador) before arriving in Fortaleza. Since we would have to stop eating in order to disembark we minimized our shore time and really struggled to find anything interesting on the list of shore excursions (to be fair, we had already spent a few days in Salvador). ...
... 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.