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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL

THE SUN COAST


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The sailors on this Mexican sailing ship were wearing dress whites for their flag raising ceremony – a beautiful sight we happened to view from the stern of the Serenity after our breakfast.

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We took a bus tour of this crowded city of 2 million people. It seemed safer than roaming the streets on our own.

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Cathedrel de Sa with beautiful stained glass windows from France.

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Near the city square is a theater named for the native 19th century novelist and poet – beautiful with its Scottish wrought iron, 3 levels of balconies and wood and cane chairs.

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Fortaleza is known for its production of cashew nuts, for beautiful hand-made lace, and for its beaches. Unfortunately, there is a high level of crime and there are many abandoned and crumbing buildings – and trash. Those things aren’t mention in the travel brochures!

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These little lace booties are coming home with us.

Posted by Swenigale 07:42

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