Churches and hill climbs: Day 5 in Brazil

15 Feb

Ouro Preto is an old mining town set amongst massive hills. Today it is a big tourist magnet with 250-year-old colonial architecture and narrow, windy, picturesque streets.

I took two long walks totaling maybe three hours and that was pretty much it. I could have done fine with just a day trip, but then again four hours roundtrip on the bus might have been too much for one day.

The truth is that I’m a big city guy, and this place just doesn’t do it for me.

Next up: A bus ride back to Belo Horizonte for the one-hour flight to Rio de Janeiro. 5 in Brazil

Ouro Preto is an old mining town set amongst massive hills. Today it is a big tourist magnet with 250-year-old colonial architecture and narrow, windy, picturesque streets.

I took two long walks totaling maybe three hours and that was pretty much it. I could have done fine with just a day trip, but then again four hours roundtrip on the bus might have been too much for one day.

The truth is that I’m a big city guy, and this place just doesn’t do it for me.

Next up: A bus ride back to Belo Horizonte for the one-hour flight to Rio de Janeiro.

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