Travel Blogs from Ouro Preto
... a few more pictures...
Even ran into some guys messing with a drone, here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IIFyFQ 8yUg&feature=youtu.be
Life is good!
Today is an important day here in Brasil. All my Brazilian, colleagues, friends and family are required to vote. Many people hate this, but as an outside observer watching this whole process I am nothing more than amazed. I love how Brazilians support, complain and discuss about each candidate, together, online, in the streets. I am impressed by how every single person I run into has an opinion, has really, really thought about their ...
... foreigner and just point blank refuse.
Moving onto Ouro Preto, a delightful, if somewhat tourist friendly colonial town 11 hours via the excellent, if pricey, Brazilian bus system to the north-east. Like Sucre in Bolivia, and Popayan and Cartagena in Colombia, this is perfect for sightseeing with multiple ornate and impressive churches and high quality museums squeezed around old school cobbled streets. My day sightseeing did start somewhat inauspiciously when ...
... sup>th century. It was founded as a gold mining town in the late 17th century, and boomed for the next 100 years. The incredible wealth of the city from the gold discovered in Minas Gerais led to the city (known then as Vila Rica – literally 'rich village') becoming a major center for art, architecture, and philosophy. The churches and other buildings that remain are incredible, both inside and out. Eventually the gold ran out, ...
After a busy few days it was great to wake up late, and make a walk up to the track. Before leaving the apartment, I noticed the spider over the front door had been busy.
There happened to be a health fair going on up there... with a big group ...
Other places to stay in Ouro Preto
Rua Sao Miguel Arcanjo, 270 - Sao Cristovao -, Ouro Preto | Hotelfrom $129
Rua Getulio Vargas 270, Ouro Preto | 4 star hotelfrom $157
Rua Conde de Bobadela 96, Ouro Preto | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Largo Do Coimbra, 38, Ouro Preto | 3 star hotelfrom $195
Rua Dr. Alfredo Baeta 16, Ouro Preto | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Rua Pe Rolim 600, Ouro Preto | Hotelfrom $88