Boutique Hotel Varanda das Bromelias
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Was a boring route I'd done previously but at least I could hear a Lord of the Rings DVD that I hadn’t yet seen – yet another **** Marvel I was happy not to hear. Didn’t get to the border until gone 10.30pm and the "expediter" didn’t help, refusing to give me the papers to fill in and withholding my passport.
He managed to get the trainer, perfume and vitamin smuggler through while we had a very long midnight dinner break – who wants ...
... Brazilians eat really late compared to us at like 9pm so we hung out in the hotel until it was late. We walked down to the main street, which didnt take long as Canela is only small. Its such a quaint, pretty little town which has a really alpine feel. All the buildings are like little log cabins nd a lot of the cafes have sheep skins over the chairs outside for warmth. It reminded me a lot of Banff in Canada.
We ate at a nice resturuant that was full of locals ...
In Cuiaba we bordered a private chartered flight for just the Green and Gold Army.
The flight was fun as we each had TVs and were able to watch a live game of the World Cup.
When someone scored the whole plane would erupt with cheers and applause.
We were diverted mid air though as ...
... a chocolate factory, which consisted of a bizzarre attempt to convince us we were going back in time, followed by an even more bizarre series of waxwork models explaining the history of chocolate (in portuguese), and ending with a tree that sneezed water on you. We did have some quite nice hot chocolate in the cafe though.
The best place we saw was the stunning waterfall in the Caracal state park. It cascades over the edge of a cliff that juts out above a huge hollow ...
... again! So we kept on driving into the night until we hit the tourist town of Canela. Canela means Cinnamon in portugies, but all the Cinnamon trees had been replaced with german/european style houses, streets and cathedrals. But, at least we did find a hotel to stay the night and I had one of my best coffes the next morning: the brand was "Bom Jesus" and it absolutely lived up to its name!
We left town and headed up north. Along the way we discovered an amazing waterfall ...