Portobello Ondina Praia Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... room for the five of us with our own bathroom was an added bonus. We immediately headed out to a bar full of loud Germans to watch their match with surprise qualifiers Algeria. The Germans as always were in good voice and reasonably confident despite one or two scares from the North Africans. Tony Tony was keen to have a few beers to kick off his trip and we were all more than happy to follow his lead, apart from Clean Shirt who was still suffering with a virus. A ...
Oi! Our bus ride from Florianopolis was smooth and uneventful, arriving in Porto Alegre mid-afternoon. We ventured out just as it was getting dark to get our first taste of the city. We walked around fairly aimlessly for a while and eventually came across an area full of bars and restaurants where we had some North-Eastern Brazilian food and caipirinhas. The next morning we spent some time exploring Porto Alegre's sites (which happened to be full of Australian and ...
... the middle of the old colonial district which is so attractive with colourful buildings and cobbled streets. The day we arrived was supposed to be the best night to see some African street music (Salvador has a very African heritage dilute to the number of slaves the Portuguese brought here), but unfortunately the weather meant that there wasn't much going on in the streets. We decided to just have dinner at ...
... explained when they were prepping us for this night was that the drums play, the participants go into a trance, and the orisha spirits "mount them." Supposedly the spirits give messages while in their bodies and it will not be remembered by the person when they come out of the trance.
I was like, ok. This can't be real. These people cannot actually think that they have spirits mounting them and that they are actually in a trance. I know how strong power ...
... br> to take me a few miles down the road towards the local Club Med. Turns
out it was 26r worth of driving, just about what he estimated it to be.
I have never been to a Club Med style resort and am assuming that the
taxi driver dropped be off at a sleepy little beach cafe up the beach a
ways because you don’t just show up at a Club Med in your swimming
trunks and a bottle of sunscreen. However, the beach where he dropped ...