A day in Campo Grande, Gateway to the Pantanal
Trip Start Jul 06, 2007
37Trip End Aug 06, 2007
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We went to the bus station to buy the onward tickets to Rio for the 29th. Since there is only a small difference in price between normal busses (like last night) and "executivo", we are going business class to Rio, it is a 22 hour trip after all!
Ina and I set out to explore the town
We walked all the way down to the large shopping mall and Carrefour supermarket and had a look around just to kill time. They have really cute clothes here but just like Thailand, the local women here are pretty small and I wasnīt going to find anything to fit me. I loved seeing Macaws just about everywhere! They are painted on buses, buildings, billboards, shop logos, there is a monument to Macaws called Praca des Araras and a Macaw shaped telephone booth in the bus station!
We bought some more bird souvenirs and had to rearrange our bags. Then we went for dinner at the Gaucho Churrascaria just across the street from the hotel. I really love these all you can eat buffet and BBQ places in Brazil! Early night tonight as we want to make an early start to the Pantanal tomorrow.