False friends: motel

March 23, 2007 | By More

In Brazil the ubiquitous motel is not a simple hotel along the roadside, American-style. The motel is a place with lovers go to explore the joys of love-making. They are only used by couples (wheter heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual!). Access is by car only, which guarantees anonimity.

Brazilians, sensual as they are, have turned the motel into a real art. Motels comes in all sizes – and prices. The most sophisticated rooms of the top-range motels have several beds (one of which customarily is a round one), a swimming pool with a waterfall, sauna, jacuzzi, sliding roof to see the stars, adultTV, giant TV screen, mirrors everywhere.

Motels are paid by the hour. They are more expensive at night and during the weekends.

If you want to have a bit of fun – or, who knows, prepare a future trip – here’s a guide to Brazilian motels.


Category: Language, Typical Brazilian

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