Day 266 – Indiaroba to Olinda, Brazil

Day 266 – Indiaroba to Olinda, Brazil      05/14/11      Mileage: 376

I was up, out and on the gas by 8:30 hoping to make it as far as Recife.

The pousada….nothing fancy for sure, but it’s my kind of place and it was only $14 with breakfast….

Table for (only) one. I was, no surprise, the only guest there…

As has become my M.O. when I’m riding to make time, I didn’t even stop for a picture…except to wipe an enormous glob of bug guts off of my sunglasses.

Sunglasses – 1
 Big, juicy Brazilian bug – 0

I did stop off at the Honda dealer looking for chain lube….and there it was, a Honda in KTM orange…but none in Kawasaki green.   Oh, and for some reason Honda dealers do not carry chain lube here….I stopped in 4 different dealers in as many towns…none. I had to go to a “local” shop to find some….strange.

I rolled into Recife just at dusk and went about finding a room. It took a while to find but I eventually found one in Olinda, a historic town 3 miles up the coast from the downtown.

Again…nothing fancy, but it’s a dry roof….

Once again the hotel owner was extremely welcoming, like only a mother can be. She did everything but make me a fruit salad (like my mother!).

I did have to expel the previous occupant of my room. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Brazilian cockroaches are not good swimmers….   😉

So after settling in I walked down the oceanside avenue for dinner and some beers….big surprise there. Hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow so I can have a look around….

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7 Responses to Day 266 – Indiaroba to Olinda, Brazil

  1. Arlene says:

    Yes, I am famous for my fruit platters or fruit salad. Lenny, I cannot believe the size of that cockerroach!!!!!! Was it the angle of the picture or was it really so huge???

    Glad you are having nice “hosts” at the places you are staying. Stay safe and dry. Love ya, Mom

  2. Deborah Hill says:

    Um… I love waking to a new blog post… but, now breakfast just isn’t as appetizing after the bug guts and cockroach… yuck! You’ll need to get a beautiful sunset or beach view up there soon to reverse the nasty! Have fun Lenny!!! deb

  3. Nancy says:

    Not much scares me…not even NYC cockroaches…but I may have passed out at the sight of that! OMG…he’s huge 🙂 And I’m sure he had plenty of friends….funny.

  4. Arlene says:

    Hi Lenny, wondering if you expect to reach Belem tomorrow, Friday???

    Be safe and dry. Love ya, Mom

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