This morning we loaded up in the Dobló minivan and drove up to Olinda. It's kind of the colonial sister-city to Recife. We parked the car and started off on our day of touring about town. After climbing about 1000' in elevation up the cobblestone streets, peeping churches and shopping through the junkerias, we had lunch at one of the best-rated restaurants in the state, Oficina de Sabor - translation the Workshop of Flavor! The food was good, and it was nice rest in the shade from an otherwise very hot day. Linda picked up a few more sarongs to add to her already extensive collection, and we bought a tiny frevo umbrella for Kylie!
Tour guides Eric & Kylie
So many churches to peep!
Convento de São Francisco
Tons of gold and imported Portuguese tile!
Igreja da Se
A&E as frevo dancers and R&J as the King and Queen of Carnaval!
View of Recife from the top of town
Kylie's expression of the week...not sure if she's happy or not!
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia
Finally! Lunch at Oficina de Sabor.
1.) Yum! Moqueca de camarão de coco!
2.) A & K
4.) Hands in for Casio watches!
A post Carnaval decoration-taking-down-mobile!
I like the Carnaval spirit of this convenience store, but I'm not sure what I think of the "box of nuggets".
1.) The eye of the Illuminati!
2.) There's love in Olinda" (written in scary movie / crazy person font).
3.) Beware of ferocious rabbit!
4.) A cute painting!
Monkeys and jungle trees?!? In town!
Whew! That's one tuckered out baby!