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Travel Blogs from Paraty
A beach paradise located in between the two metropolises of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty is a worthwhile destination no matter what your travel style is. Paraty was first settled by the Portuguese in 1667. Its old churches, cobbled streets and nearby forests, waterfalls, islands and emerald-green sea attract lots of tourists interested …
Sam and Renato had recomended that we stopped off at Paraty on the way back to Rio, so we did as they said and they decidided to join us for a few days. Paraty is the colonial capital of the Green Coast and is about 3 hours South of Rio. It still retains its traditional cobbled streets and traditional buildings, horse drawn carts to transfer goods and people through the streets and it is set amongst some breathtaking coastline.
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We were off to Paraty (pronounced para-chee)a plea sent hour and a half journey followed down the south coast and I was duly entertained by a gay German couple kissing and cuddling and rubbing sun lotion into each others backs. Now I am all for shows of public affection but I do feel the lotioning could have been saved for the room! The one German guy was a math teacher at a secondary school ...
... songs were very uplifting - nothing like the dreary hymns we sang at school - and everyone was waving arms and joining in. After the service, the priest was saying goodbye to everyone individually with lots of hugs, leading us to speculate what would happen to a priest in the UK who tried to hug a teenager. It was really touching to see such a dignified expression of faith, and to see someone genuinely respected by the entire ...
... to compete. It was, however, nice to sit on the rocks at the base of the falls and be soothed by sounds of the jungle and the falling water. And on the way home we were treated to the sight of several little red headed and blue breasted birds engaged in some kind of courtship dance.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking