Hotel Solar Do Rosario
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... enough to let me get home, and went into over drive just as I got in the house.
Here's hoping that São Paulo gets some of this.
Its a very Danish - Portland day, tho a lot warmer then both when its rainy and foggy here.
Time to get ready for work.
Its good and molhado here!
... starting to rain. The last stop was the Currency and Gold Museum. Here we saw currencies from the beginning of Brazil when they traded with gold pieces all the way to modern times. They have changed their currencies quite a few times since the 1940s but the current currency has existed since 1994. They also had a 1 real (like the Canadian penny) but they no longer use it as it was economical to manufacture it. After the tour finished I found a supermarket and ...
... really interesting. The guide told us lots of horrendous stories about how the slaves were treated - the mine owners needed smaller men/boys to work in the mines, so the original tall strong men were castrated so they couldn't breed any more tall strong men. They also castrated boys at the age of ten who looked like they might grow too much. The boys began working in the mines at the age of five and ...
... one of the nearby gold mines, which is the largest you can visit in the world. 35 tonnes of gold were extracted from this mine - pretty impressive when you only get 4g of gold from 1 tonne of rock! We took a cable operated mining cart/train thingy down into the mine, which was quite fun, then had a tour in Portuguese - thankfully a Brazilian woman who spoke English was in our group and translated, since our Spanish knowledge does not help one bit - Portuguese ...
Between 8 and 10 thousand people watched the spectacle of the Passion of Christ in the Largo do Rosario, by our apartment... a tradition here in Ouro Preto for well over 200 years...
Ending with a spectacular moonrise as they left the Largo do Rosario.