Weekend in Diamantina

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(Gilles is writing)

Our really first full weekend in Brazil. On Saturday morning, we went to the city of Diamantina. This is the city of gold and diamonds. There is an interesting story about this town to understand the mix of cultures in Brazil and moreover the diversity of the skin-colors in this country. In the past, in this city, for the first time an important white rich man who had power in the city decided to have a relationship with a black slave-woman.

We started the day with an exceptional visit of a site where people are searching for gold and diamonds. The visit was very interesting because the man showed all the process of finding gold and diamonds. The natural site where they work is really nice. Until now, this is perhaps the best visit I did here in Minas Geiras.

We had lunch in the center of the city of Diamantina. After lunch, we did a small walk in the center of the city and visited a church.

We took the van to reach such a nice place in the countryside in the middle of the hills. That's where we will sleep for the night.

After good time and rest-time at this place, we had dinner there and some of us came again in the city center for a walk by night.

Sunday morning was wonderful. We went to natural waterfalls in the middle of nowhere in the countryside and we swam there for more than a hour.

In this surrounding, we also discovered natural prehistoric paintings on hill's walls. We had lunch in a lovely place called Bibi-biri. This Sunday was very hot and sunny so, it was pleasant to eat under the shadow of the trees. Also a good moment to learn how to appreciate cachaça. The way to go back to Curvelo during the afternoon was pretty long so we arrived in Curvelo, it was already the night... I watched the second part-time of soccer with my host-family and also had great time with conversations with sister Luiza and mum. My mum is really interested with Belgium and wanted to understand much more our history and what we are living now with the BHV problem...So I explained her the roots of our country and why the situation is like that today.

gillesmillecamAuteur : Postée le 17 mai 2010 par gillesmillecam
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