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Parking Private parking is available on site reservation is not needed and costs EUR 5 per day. Bedroom Wardrobe or closet. Living Area Sitting area Desk. Room Amenities Clothes rack. Pets Pets are not allowed. Outdoors Outdoor dining area. General Mosquito net Hardwood or parquet floors Heating Non-smoking rooms.
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Services Airport shuttle additional charge. View River view City view Landmark view Ocean view. Languages Spoken English Portuguese. What topic s do you want to know more about?
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See availability The Fine Print. Please inform Veleiro no Douro of your expected arrival time in advance. When he was 9 years old, he learned to swim, and with pleasure he still remembers the days when he threw himself into the waters of the Potengi River to train for swimming competitions. Mauro frequently went to the sea. He won many swimming competitions and, like every boy, liked to play soccer and to climb trees. Mauro's first job, from 16 to 17 years old, was as sparring partner of featherweight boxers.
Next, he worked in a farm in Mazomba, his job was to carry bananas. After that, he became a fisherman and lived on the coastline at Rio de Janeiro. Later he moved to Recife , where he became an elementary teacher and teacher at a fishermen's center. Because of his prodigious capacity of telling stories, possessing a fabulous memory, brilliant imagination, and a large human experience, Mauro felt obliged to become an author, and started to write novels when he was 22 years old.
The author had his original methods of writing. In the beginning, he would choose the scenarios where the characters would move. Then he would transfer to this place and do rigorous studies there. Next, he builds the whole novel, determining even the dialogues. He had a memory that allowed him to remember every little detail of his imagined scenario for a long time. I only work I have the impression that the novel is exiting from all the pores of the body.
Mauro relates that after finishing writing the first chapter, he passes to the conclusion of the novel, without even elaborating the plot. It is not really important writing a sequence, like alternating the order. In the end everything goes well". He won many prizes, such as the Saci prize for best supporting actor, the Saci prize for the best actor of the year, and the Governo do Estado prize for best actor of the year. His novels Arara Vermelha  and Vazante  were filmed.
Because it was written in plain language, the book My Sweet Orange Tree became a popular choice for primary schools in Brazil to adopt it in their curricula.