Hotel Nacional Inn
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
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... on we managed to arrive at the Tabatinga airport five ours early. Baring in mind we thought there would be some sort of shop there or cafe, nope. This is the most basic aiport I have ever seen, only flying a plane too and from Manaus three times a week. Not too mention the flight being more like a rollercoster ride than anything, people even started screaming! overall Tabatinga was not a nice place, but no where near as bad as we were expecting. On too Manaus and the ...
... where the battery was flat again; A recharge and off to Reconquista without further hassles but then flat again next day. Auto sparky this time revoked it was a charging problem. Confirmed with help from Darryl at Mount Motorcycles.
Now we knew the problem but did not want to wait 4 days for a fix. Limped on using Robin's bike to recharge when necessary. All came to an end in Brazil, 800 km short of Mauricio's place. A bit scary as the dash ...
... electrical faults disappeared! Low voltage does not seem to suit the modern BMW electrical system.
On Good Friday we all took the opportunity to take a short ride South to Serra Negra. An area with hills and curves that act like a magnet to the local motorcyclists. Stopped for lunch and ice-cream at the town and took in the action. We are still working on convincing Don that a GS1200 would be great for an Aussie ...
... and tidy, including the industry and silo storage areas. Good roads with tolls on any that are more than two-laned, and lots of trucks!
Every so often we passed a traffic police station and adjacent yards full of crashed cars and motorcycles. It seems that if there is a dispute after a crash the vehicles are locked in a police compound. Anyway the impression is very sobering and we were very careful passing trucks and avoiding latin drivers. So far ...
Today I visited Ribeirao Preto, a city about 1 hour north of Araraquara, with an other IAESTE student. Its nickname is the 'Brazilian California', because of its wealth and technical industries.
It is also the city that the french team stayed in during the world cup, so french flags were everywhere!
I only explored downtown but from the bus saw some of the rest of the city. The outskirts are a lot more like California than the center is; the was a huge Carefour and lots ...