From June 2014

Recife Recap – part 2: World Heritage


Olinda is the other side of the river from Recife and well worth a visit as it’s a UNESCO world heritage site. It may start with great views from the top of the hill. But then there’s fantastic colours… … buildings: monastery, convent, bar, observatory… Art of all shapes, sizes, styles and more Great street …

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Buses, a Deluge and Muller Lite (Germany v USA – Game 5)


So we checked out of Fortaleza and, due to a friend’s sense of adventure (and slight fear of flying), we headed for the rodoviaria (bus station) for a night bus to Recife. A mere 13.5 hours distant. These old bones aren’t made for that kind of sitting so we’d opted for the leito (sleeper) service …

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Greek Bailout and Grace Jones (Greece vs Ivory Coast – Game 4)

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Our lowest key game in terms of football expectations, perhaps unfairly, but there’s anyways something to be seen at the world cup. But first lunch. A local restaurant just across from the ground, friendly and well at up for local events judging by the great menu, though I did skip the hot drinks. The order …

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