Pousada Do Mondego
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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Went up to the horta, and Tai Chi was cancelled so kept walking around thru the Praça down the Rua Direita, Rua São José, Igreja Rosário then up Rua Alvarenga.
The light was good, thru the fog and clouds.
Off to Dinamarca tomorrow!
... I use that term loosely as it was basically just a cart with seats on a railway track) that was powered by a engine at the top of the hill that was 120 years old. We were unable to venture too far but could see the tunnels leading deeper into the mine and many Quartz veins in the walls. Originally gold was brought to weighing stations and a royal fifth was put aside for the Portugeuse crown. According to the guide the closest gold mine is now about 100 kilometres ...
What a beautiful town (if a bit chilly at night!!!). The meaning of 'Black Gold' comes from the fact this is a very important mining area and the gold was often found in the black iron ore - at one stage it was more gold than black, but these days it's more black than gold!
The view from our hostel is fantastic - across to the mountains on the other side of the valley. There is a ...
... of lovely cafés and restaurants and the typical touristy shops. We headed out to a lovely cute restaurant for dinner then had an early night so Ash could recover for the football the next day! Our hostel was pretty cold due to the altitude (1,000m) so it's a real shock at night when you are out of the sun. The next day we went down to the main square, where they set up a big screen in front of the statue, with an impressive museum behind. The town pretty much ...
After the heaviness of yesterday, today is more light, a definite happiness, with parties and even a big churrasco in the Barra region of Ouro Preto. A lot of families ...