Rio Grande do Norte.

Rio Grande do Norte.

6 days in to my cycling trip from Porto Alegre to Salvador da Bahia, I thought I would make a little status, as I have today left the state of Rio Grande do Sul and cycled in to Santa Catarina. These are my 5 cents about cycling around the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.

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Brecho Do Futebol.

Brecho Do Futebol.

Live football on 6 screens, 10 different local craft beer on tap, hundreds of original second hand football shirts for sale and a setting that is as far away from a setting that is as far away from a snobby upper class hangout as it gets. Welcome to Brecho Do Futebol in Porto Alegre.

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I will be cycling through Brazil this summer.

I will be cycling through Brazil this summer.

This summer I will be cycling 3500 kilometers from Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, to Salvador Da Bahia in Northeast Brazil and I’m doing it because I am going to see Brazil and Denmark play a football game at the olympics.

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We want better wifi.

We want better wifi.

I stay in hotels more than 300 nights a year and I am amazed and disappointed how many upscale hotels still have really bad wifi connections at their place. In these modern times, having a good wifi connection is extremely important to business travelers and holiday makers wants it too, so if you don’t get better soon, then you will go out of business.

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The castle in Guimaraes.

The castle in Guimaraes.

Guimaraes is located in the very north of Portugal, close to the spanish border, but it was because of a man from Guimaraes, called Afonso Henriques, that Portugal was founded as a nation.

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