October 14th, 2005, 01:05 PM
Any ideas, suggestions for excursions in these ports of call?
October 14th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Recife and Olinda are twin cities geographically. Olinda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were taken to see some old churches and a shopping centre that I believe was once a prison. I didn't even get out of the bus for that. What I didn't get to see was the old hitorical area of Recife. I particularly wanted to see where the first Synagogue in all of the Americas was. It had just opened after 347 years.There are also other interesting buildings in that area. I believe that it can only be seen on foot.
Only special port taxis are permitted in the port area, tour busses and a special bus that will take you to stop Uno which is next to the historical district, Recife Antigo.