Pictures 1 to 5 are of Rio and picture #6 is in Sao Joao del Ray/Tiradentes and on from there. These are two Colonial towns which to a certain extent have been preserved and very much lived in. I am sorely tempted to frustrate any one who is still opening this blog to give the story of gold, diamonds, escaped slaves, political shenanigans and my own take on the politics, inequalities, foods, transportation and the strange day to day differences between here and home. The truth is that this is not a lecture series or a personal Dear Diary and so you are relieved of this probably tedious addition. For those who are not into reading I have added more pictures to this date.... To repeat a previous entry we are actually in Maceio and we will get to that soon. The movie clip is SHORT and is taken just outside the Hotel Brasil in Sao Joao del Rei. The all male judges made their decision totally on flesh showing and body movement (language?). I do not think that there was an inteligence test..... From here we took a bus to Maceio, a journey of 32 hours; arriving in Maceio at 3.00 a.m. not a good time to be in a Bus Depot in any country in the world. Luckily there was a taxi and we were fine. Gregory and Deta have a beautiful apartment on the waterfront, overlooking a splendid beach and are kindness itself.