Mercure Recife Metropolis
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Cintyac stayed here on Jun 3, 2010 during their trip titled: Cintyac's Great Adventure.
... rest of the group arrived we all went inside the church where Vlad explained the history of the monastery (we think). Two other tour groups came, listened and left before Vlad finished talking. It was hot, so we went outside while he continued to drone on. Eventually, he came out, still talking.
Back on the bus, we headed for the ship while Vlad explained about why there was a British Cemetery here, ( his rambling on this topic involved how Brazil is energy ...
... about making this a regular cruise ship destination.
Having visited the market, Cathedral, and Ferreira square we ventured around some of the backstreets as we usually do but there was an underlying current of tension so we slowly made our way back to the shuttle thankful for the air con.
There’s a fantastic night market here from 17:00-00:00 it’s right on the beach with over 600 stalls selling ...
... a photo because these trees are original of Africa and the slaves used to embrace them before leaving for the painful trip to new masters, so there is a very emotional connection between Brazil and the Baoba.
Tourists looking for cheaper accommodations stay in one of the many pousadas in Porto de Galhinas, so there are options.
Brazilians are people who know how to enjoy life to the fullest, as one said to me, they are “moito positivos”.
... Its sister city Olinda is a much smaller colonial timepiece, the parades here sneak up and down hills lined with beautifully coloured buildings, twisting around hidden corners. We definitely preferred Olinda. You can watch from the side or join in any number of parades, which emerge from any number of sidestreets - bands, costumes, puppets aplenty, thousands of revellers in tow. We awoke each morning with tunes ringing in ours ears. As a measure, ...