Mercure Belo Horizonte Minascentro
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... at every opportunity. It's like musical chairs but more aggressive. Fortunately, I am good at this. For those of you in the know, Brazil got an almighty fright from the impressive Chileans but a couple of top stops from Julio Cesar got them over the line in the shootout. The atmosphere and post party were again insane.
My main man Julian had been quietly getting his organisation on throughout the week and had arranged three nights for us in Lapinha, a town a couple ...
... our hostel was. After discussion with a number of passers by, he pointed us to one of the motor taxi drivers. Now these motor taxi's were no more than a 100 cc motorbike with driver. After a bit of price negotiation, we jumped on one each, 16kg backpacks on with us and zoomed up the hill. Lotus with a look pure fear on her eyes suggested that we just close our eyes....I thought about the total lack of logic in this comment for a few seconds before squeezing my eyes ...
... to help us if we looked lost, or just if we had a map or looked foreign, they wanted to stop and chat. Some guy bought us the local delicacy while we were stood next to him at the bar, it was kidney cooked in onions and a strange green vegetable I've never seen but is kind of like a tiny courgette, oh my word it was delicious. I've never had kidney before, it always sounded a bit gross. But it was amazing. So, so good. We ales ...
So much has happened since I left you I don't know where to begin! Ok so we had our first World Cup game in Belo Horizonte, was awesome. Took an overnight bus from rio, arriving 6am, took our bags to our hotel assuming we'd have to leave them and stay out for the day but our room was ready! Huge touch, slept for a couple of hours, had showers and headed out ready for the big ...
... idea hey!? We really didn't do much tourist stuff whilst here, we were content to eat, drink and watch football... And it was the perfect place to do it. One lunch that has to be mentioned was a buffet 'per kilo' restaurant where they weigh your food to determine the price. The quality and variety of the food was awesome and you could fill yourself to the brim for less than 20 reals (£5). The dessert area was where Lucy got her money's worth, returning with 2 ...
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