Boutique Hotel Varanda das Bromelias
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... as the rest! Even the cop at the border commented on how polite Brits are but he obviously hadn’t heard me in full flow!
The beautiful sunset over the Pantanal soon gave way to heavy drizzle/rain which continued all morning. Porto Alegre looked less than happy or appealing, especially given the difficulty I’d had getting locals to understand my Spanish, so decided to skip town for somewhere more manageable, Gramado, only a couple of hours ...
... always a good sign. Wehad a bottle of wine and both had a different pasta which came in huge pots and there was a salad buffet too. It cost us R90 in total but was very nice.
When we got back, we got online and started looking at the buses to our next stop Minas and places to stsay. There were no buses direct from Canela and it was hard to find information on tye best way to get there. We would have to go to Montevideo first but the website wouldnt let us book ...
... airport was closed due to heavy fog.
We landed at the next nearest airport which was two hours drive away. Our crew was able to make contact mid air with our ground crew and our coaches were able to meet us at the airport and take us to our 4 hotels in Gramado.
We left 30 degree ...
... 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 ...