Praia Mansa Suite Hotel
Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
... there we could see the beautiful ocean and beach which the guide said you should not swim, because of the pollution, although there were many people in the water. The Teatro Jose de Alencar was beautifully constructed of ornate ironwork fashioned in Scotland. The building is still used for plays, operas and it stays cool due to the open airy structure, although they said that air conditioning was on the way.
The last stop was ...
... his hip was taken off the ship on a stretcher and placed in the back of a pickup truck for transport to the hospital.
Then we departed. As we pulled away, we could see the disappointed faces of the tour guides, muggers and pickpockets.
We were supposed to take on fresh food at the last port of Recife, but it was not of acceptable quality, so we were supposed to take on provisions here. Since we had to leave, it didn't happen. We're ...
... there are pluses and minuses but I'm not sure I see it as a key part of our travel logistics any time soon.
We made a couple of Brazilian coastal stops (Buzios and Salvador) before arriving in Fortaleza. Since we would have to stop eating in order to disembark we minimized our shore time and really struggled to find anything interesting on the list of shore excursions (to be fair, we had already spent a few days in Salvador). ...
... dense hotel and condo development making it look like Miami, Myrtle Beach or Ocean Beach.
The downtown is a mixture of old and new with lots of pedestrian plazas and shopping malls that
always seem packed whatever the time of day.
One point of interest … the main tourist office and craft market are situated in the old jail with the craft stalls located in the cells.
... day was very lowkey so we spent it sitting in the shade and some walks along the looooooong beach.
THe grandfinale was a massage session, it was well needed and well deserved.
When we got back i took to McDonald for some food and we hit the beachwalk market afterwards.
Rows upon rows of the same stuff, but we did find some trinkets :)
The last night before going back to Sao Paulo was upon us so we took an early night