Day 261 – Ouro Preto, Brazil

Day 261 – Ouro Preto, Brazil      05/09/11      Mileage: 0

The B&B was well over my budget, but it was very nice and Ouro Preto was so quaint, I decided to stay another day. Now, I could also take the time to have a nice long walk around town to see the sights.

Here are some pics of the B&B…

The view from the 2nd floor balcony…

Look at the size of my room key…..no losing that!

The weather was great as I walked around town….here are the pics….

That’s a very picturesque town for sure. So after my walk I relaxed at the B&B and got caught up on the blog and my guide book reading. At night I walked around the town square and got dinner and a few beers at a cozy little pizzeria.

Roughing it on the road again….

I also saw what might be my and my buddy Paul B’s dream truck….a Land Rover crew cab pickup…diesel with a snorkel kit of course.  I want it!! (That was for you Tracy)

Tomorrow it’s back on the road towards the coast…

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16 Responses to Day 261 – Ouro Preto, Brazil

  1. Lynn Hilliard says:

    Looks like a piece of heaven right there. You say the B’n’B was expensive…how bad? Beautiful town.

  2. Arlene says:

    What great hills with narrow streets with cobblestones and I was going to comment that you cannot be fat and do those streets and then on the day before you wrote just that……..no fat people around, all healthy looking. Maybe I should go there for a few weeks.

    As usual, pictures and description are fabulous and that shot of Sugarloaf and the others are amazing.
    Take care and safe riding. Love ya, Mom

  3. Deborah says:

    It’s official… I think… Ouro Preto, Brazil is my favourite stop on your journey… I can see why you love colonial towns… at least in the photos the town feels so welcoming and lovely… I have been telling everyone about your trip and the blog… and each day I log on and you’ve topped the day before… love it! Maybe you could start up a little business in one of these little towns and go back long term! Do they need midwives?? I’m in!!!

  4. Paul Bell says:

    Maybe your next trip will be in a Land Rover crew cab diesel pick up. Across The Austrialian Outback. I think I can arrange for the Bell family to join you.

  5. carla friedman says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous pictures. I want a slice of pizza and glass of wine and of course if your mom and I had a key like that we would never lose ours.

  6. Arlene says:

    Carla, I agree with what you wrote….I love pizza. too. But……I do not like the encouragement he is getting from friends to keep traveling. Ha, Ha, Ha. He has adventureous friends. I am aging quickly..

    You sure are doing lots of riding today Lenny. Be well and safe riding. Love ya, Mom

  7. Paul Bell says:

    Don’t be giving Paul any ideas about another vehicle to shop for on Craig’s List or EBay! Love the pictures with beer and food– you know the important stuff. You must tell the prices on the things you say are expensive so we can get a better understanding of what that means for the place you are at. Thanks– be safe!! Xo Kim

  8. lisa says:

    I can see why you loved this town! So quaint – The room key is hysterical! So how are the brazilian women? You know I have to ask!! Love, Lisa

  9. Bine says:

    Hi Len,

    once you hit Salvador you will see a lot of similarities with Ouro Preto. Look for the historical downtown, because Salvador is fairly big. Also go to the art market. If you have time, head out to “Morro de Sao Paulo” from Salvador. It’s an island close by.
    Hope you did not miss all the gold packet churches in Ouro Preto. That is what the town is famous for.
    xoxo, Bine

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