Monday, December 23, 2013

Peru-Brazil 2013 – Day 39 – Serra do Cipó

We left Belo Horizonte around 8 am, bound to the northeast, where there are a couple of national parks that seemed pretty scenic. On the way north we passed through the new Administrative City, where all the state government has moved to. This "city" is really three ultramodern buildings arranged in a very pleasant complex. We also went through the airport, which is 45 km north of city center.

After going through Lagoa Santa (a small town surrounding a beautiful lagoon), we finally made it to Sierra de Cipó. This is a town devoted 100% to tourism. Because of its nice temperature, beautiful surroundings, and beautiful flowers it is a favorite relax spot for the people from Belo Horizonte (plus the odd couple of foreign tourists). We retained a nice room for two nights, and right away Annie went into her poolside persona, and laid herself on a chair "to sun like a dead fish".  In the meantime I took advantage of the hammock and didn't wake up until 1 pm.

After a snack we went out into the town, rented bikes, and went for a big circuit of the town and the surrounding mountains. It felt good to exercise!

 In the afternoon we took the car and went to look for the entrance of the national park, which we found around 4 pm. Unfortunately they only let people in until 2 pm, so we missed it. Bummer!

For dinner I bought charcoal, veggies, steaks, and sausage, and we had us a churrasco! It was pretty good, if I say so myself.

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