Olinda Travel Blog› entry 7 of 9 › view all entries
March 4th, 2010 – by: manuel_s
In the hostel I met 2 welsh girls who gave me a quick night time tour of Olinda and took me to one of the Olinda bar areas. It proved to be one of my last caipirinhas in Brazil, I'm fine with the cachaça but my stomach would be unable to handle the lime and sugar bombs anymore. A local band called Aborto do Cavaco ('Ukelele Abortion') played their neurotic tong-in-cheek tunes for hours as the locals slammed 1 liter bottles of beers in the square.
In the morning I did my quick tour of the village (as quick as the steep streets let me anyway) and visited some of the rebuild churches, heavy on portuguese azulejo tiles as in all of of the Northeast area. Olinda has the quaintness of a 17th century town with multicolored houses along steep cobblestoned streets, and a lot of maintenance is being done by the municipality to retain it's attractiveness for the mostly elderly tourists and those who want to take in some cultural eye candy.
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