Golden Tulip Recife Palace
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAT
There is no doubt about it, Brazil is beautiful! The people are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful and soccer in Brazil is absolutely lovely! The soul of the game is certainly being preserved during this world cup, but the experience surrounding the games have been equally beautiful as well. And being a product of U.S. Soccer, it has been absolutely precious to see the success of our team. Despite the ...
... it was Jorge, Bruce and I in one car and Dondo, Laura, Mark D. and Mark R. in the other. We had walkie talkies with us since cell phones were spotty. This way we could communicate if we needed to. These proved to be well needed... more than we anticipated. We got to the outskirts of Recife in plenty of time... 4 hours. So we still had 3 hours to game time which of course seemed like plenty of time, but then the most ridiculous obstacle happened. We came across a ...
... Atlantic Ocean stretches endlessly to the East, which gives a sense of how the Europeans once thought they were seeing the end of the world when staring Westward from the opposite shore. We turned to walk down the district's narrow streets lined with bright pastel-colored houses in colonial stylings. Two blocks from the water lives the first synagogue in the Western Hemisphere on a street once called "street of the Jews," but renamed "street of good Jesus." Go figure. The ...
... noticed as we drove back passed the farvelas many of the houses and streets had yellow and green streamers and banners showing their support for Brazil. The irony struck me as these are the people in most need of any foreign money from the World Cup and yet they will be the very last in a long line to receive any, if at all. But there they are celebrating this great country, while the middle to upper classes shun it...
... downtown area to encourage people to move back there – inhabited by the very wealthy of course! The first thing to strike us about Recife was the weather – very hot and humid. We had been advised however that conservative attire was called for to enter the monasteries (knees and shoulders covered) and that as the crime rate is quite high in Brazil, to exercise caution, hence not the time for lots of jewelry and flashiness. Our guide on the tour – Bus ...