Mercure Belo Horizonte Vila da Serra
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Day 11 – Belo Horizonte: 24th June, 2014: England 0 – Costa Rica 0
The match was an early kick-off at 13H00 local time. So after breakfast I got ready and got into a taxi to Arena Mineirão. Once again the traffic in Belo Horizonte was horrible, we were moving at a snails pace. Thank God the driver used a few back …
... we stumbled across a little restaurant ran by a local named Cris. A former biotech for the Brasilian Army and Navy, he now lives the modest life in Lapinha with his lovely girlfriend. Ever the chemist, the bloke makes his own alcohol and served us the best caipirinhas (national cocktail) in Brasil, hands down. A fascinating character, he spent the next afternoon with us showing his beautiful area. It was so beautiful it was emotional, my THD brothers probably understand our ...
... 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 ...
High on the excitement and fever of the Colombia fans and win at Brasilia, we happily made our way to Belo Horizonte. Oh what a game. Well, everyone will know by now that England's chances were dashed before we even got there, but to see a goal-less game was even more disheartening. There's a generally nice vibe to Belo Horizonte. It's renowned as a nice state in Brazil, even with Brazillians, and so many people stopped in ...
... Met up with a group of lads who brought our tix from the uk, Jt was in his element chatting football and we could drink during the game. Followed the crowds after by getting a bus to Sanaa's where the party happens. Ended up at a street party watching the Columbia game on outside Tv's with live music and food. Had an early flight the next day to Fortaleza which is the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Belo Horizonte Vila da Serra
Very nice hotel. Clean, safe and staff are very helpful and friendly. The WiFi was a struggle during the world cup, it kept dropping off.
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