Flew in to Maceio
From Salvador we came to Maceio. Looking it up before arriving, showed us it was the third most dangerous city in the world 2012. Didn’t get any feeling like that at all during our stay though. And the more recent statistics shows that the murder rate has gone down. Maceio felt like the safest city after Florianopolis in Brazil until now but I guess it’s all about which part of the town you visit.
From the airport to Ponta Verde
Took us about 40 minutes to get from the airport to the place where we would stay. It was an apartment close to the beach in Ponta Verde. On the way, I noticed how many different stores and commercial for agricultural machines and equipment was along the road. Also, many dealers selling tractors and other heavy duty machines.
Going out for dinner
Took a walk along the beach, many people were roller skating, running or riding their bicycles. Seemed like everyone was crazy about getting and maintaining their shape. We had difficulties finding a place but eventually just chose one. After sitting down and ordering the drinks, we realised how bad the band was playing. Really horrific, but we still had to include the mandatory extra tip for the band. I must say, the band was so into the playing that the only thing I can relate to this is someone totally high on drugs. The expressions of one of the guys is beyond anyones imagination.
The need to relax
I took it very easy during our days in Maceio. The girls went out almost every day but I felt that my last few weeks had involved a bit too much alcohol and party. It wasn’t so much compared to what I’ve done before, but adding the several months of traveling and sometimes being ignorant about the amounts of alcohol being consumed in the long run. I felt that it was time to cool it off a bit. Watched some pay-per-view ice hockey from home. Still following my team, game after game.
Why so few photos and about safety
The relaxation is a reason why there’s not so many photos from here. I went out every evening for dinner, but that’s a bad time to take photos. And having the statistics in the back of my head. Bringing camera, wallet and cellphone felt a bit too risky even if I never felt any discomfort at all. Losing one or two is considered okay by me.