Sleep Inn Ribeirao Preto
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So we got to Tabatinga, not as dangerous as everyone makes it out to be. I mean, yea it was dodgy and we almost got run over a few times, but all in all it was OK. The hotel was nice, I should have hoped so for the price we paid for it (We felt like going quality for one night as we knew we`d be spending a lot of time there and not venuring out too much. Turns out we ventured out to the airport far too early the next day, getting the time zones mixed up due to our phones being ...
... be rewound in Sao Joao da Boa Vista, Brazil.
The winding path went like this; Robin suffered a flat battery on arrival at Valparaiso (battery or alternator?); Then Colin had the same problem in Ushiaia (battery man tested and claimed the battery had failed - one new Yuasa later); Next a long spell of no hassles until Nequen, Argentina (auto sparky reckoned it was the fuel pump electronic gismo and wired in a bypass); All seemed fine until ...
... with two 280 mm guns.
While the boys were away Diane enjoyed time with Jucelia and the children; Sophie and Sarah. This included a visit to a hair salon for a hair colour, and getting her nails painted.
Robin and Colin absented themselves for Thursday to make the 800 km trek recovering Colin's bike. A successful foray completed by 5:15 pm. The overhauled alternator stator worked faultlessly on the return journey and all ...
414km to stop for the night in Maringa. We had no accommodation booked but decided Garmin listed a familiar name - motel. We rocked on up to the first one - fenced and gated with intercom. Don couldn't understand the conversation but we soon interpreted the signs in front of us. - pay by the minute and no longer than 2 hours - the heart decorations added to the interpretation - not for us! Maybe the next 'motel' would suit. Ooops I think motel ...
Today I visited Ribeirao Preto, a city about 1 hour north of Araraquara, with an other IAESTE student. Its nickname is the 'Brazilian California', because of its wealth and technical industries.
It is also the city that the french team stayed in during the world cup, so french flags were everywhere!
I only explored downtown but from the bus saw some of the rest of the city. The outskirts are a lot more like California than the center is; the was a huge Carefour and lots ...