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Travel Blogs from Fortaleza
After a good nights sleep we awoke at 6am on our 106th day approaching the port of Fortaleza, Brazil a city on the northeast coast of Brazil in Ceara one of the 27 states in this country. It is the 5th most populated city with about 2.5 million people calling it home. The chief exports are coffee, cotton and Carnauba wax. For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into a primordial, tropical ...
There are at least 14 Fortaleza's in Brazil.
We arrived in Fortaleza, State of Ceara this morning, one of the rare occasions that we arrived on time. There was a strong current and a ship tied up at the dock in front of us was pulled away from the pier, ripping one of the steel mooring posts from the concrete pier. The weather was supposed to get worse during the day, so the captain made the decision that it was unsafe to stay. A man who had fallen ...
... we made popcorn theft a nightly ritual. All-in-all it was a nice change of pace for us and although we didn't pack our day timers, we did do our best to try out all of the cushy chairs spread out all over the boat.
While at sea we were technically floating on the Atlantic Ocean and the swells could be a little challenging- that seemed to show up in an alarming number of walking casts, arm slings, and eye patches although it ...
... 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