Merlin Copacabana Hotel
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Today is the first of six days that we are traveling on our own. This next part of our trip is still largely unplanned. We have 1.5 days in Rio and then a flight to Santiago before we meet our next tour group in Lima, Peru on November 22. We each slept in our own queen size bed last night because we had booked a room with two beds. Might as well take advantage of it while we can! We got up and ate breakfast at the tasty ...
... crab, and about six bacalhau (salt cod) dishes, as well as lots of salad and vegetables. After 2pm it was 43.50 (just over £10) each.
Finally, we tried a restaurant called Tacaca do Norte, which sells Amazonian food. I had tacaca, a soup with fat prawns and a green vegetable that has an astringent taste and make your mouth go numb. Paul had acai served northern style, unsweetened, with tapioca.
Next stop: Vicosa.
... and they are one of Brazils most gap famous works of art. Each of the Old Testament figures are carved from one or two blocks of sandstone.
It was a lovely place for a lunch stop - completely the opposite of Rio!
Ouro Preto (Black Gold)
Average elevation - 1,116m with highest point Pico de Itacolomi 1,722m
Temperature ranges between 6 and 28 degs C - in June and July it can reach -2 degs C - let's hope ...
... which was undoubtably our favourite meal so far! We started with small Brazilian sausages with bread and onions, and small pastries filled with shrimps. These may sound strange but are extremely popular in Brazil, and a real hit with us! We continued with burgers and beef salad before finishing with cute, tiny tarts and passionfruit mousse!
When taking the bus back to the hotel we decided to get off a few stops earlier and explore the Camden-esque area that our hotel was ...
Finally the time had come for the first game of four we would see in World Cup 2014. Porto Alegre would be hosting France v Honduras, both teams were not exactly considered by anyone to be possible winners in the pre match talk which had consumed the hostel. Having said that myself and all the lads were looking forward to seeing France in action as they had some quality players in their side. I was not in Porto Alegre for the ...