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Travel Blogs from Porto Alegre
... Brazilian apartment buildings are built with barbecue pits in one wall, and a central chimney takes care of all the smoke. It was awesome - and we managed to eat a last lot of chicken hearts before leaving Brazil.
Would I come back to Porto Alegre? Yes, but only to see my friends.
Unfortunately, quite a few of the pictures were lost as part of the memory card failure, so you┤ll have to make do with these.
... TV. The games were both a lot more end to end than European games, with generally a higher standard of skill in attack, but much less focus on defence. I can┤t figure out how well one of these teams would do in the Premier League, but it definitely makes for a lot of entertainment. Apparently the further South in South America you go, the football style becomes more European.
Entertaining it may be, but watching football is pretty expensive. For both games, ...
... after implementing the program, the percentage of the city covered with proper sewer connections rose from 75% to 98%. Hence we went to talk to the secretary of the town hall and learnt a lot more about this program. The following day, the international relations office of the town hall offered to show us around an a housing project that was created through this participatory budget system.
... Iguaz˙'s smaller waterfalls as we weaved our way through sub-tropical rainforest, accompanied by notably few tourists (and thus few coatis). The path led to the foot of Salto Bossetti, one of the larger falls on the Argentine side, where we were pummelled by spray once again as we had our picture snapped in front of the tumbling white water. After lunch we moved on to the Paseo Superior, the second, higher trail. This took us along the top of the waterfalls which we had glimpsed from ...
... chosen to reconstruct the lives that were always ours to reconstruct.
Our trip is finished but the challenges of life are not, and never will be. We just need to remember not to let the stresses of live get the better of us. And so we say and repeat: THE ADVENTURE THAT IS LIFE IS NOW BEGINNING!!!!!
It is with a certain sadness that we end our blog and say farewell as we always have.
Lots of Love
Hugs and Kisses (until next time)
Ryall and ...