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We spent over a week in Paraty. Paraty is an old colonial city, 400 kilometers from Rio en route to Sao Paulo. It´s a beautiful, although very touristy, old town and a national historical heritage site with beaufiful beaches surrounded by mountains. Beaches are numerous, accessible by bus (there is one beach by the city/pousadas - Jabaquara - it's …
... but we found one in an incredible old colonial house. The downstairs is huge with a large wooden staircase leading around and up to the rooms. The room has a little wooden balcony overlooking the cobbled streets below. Paraty's idea of cobbled is to drop massive boulders into the street, so you have no choice but to walk looking directly downwards to avoid going flying. But it is very ...
... Seeing as Paraty is pretty much the Cachacas capital of brazil, we had to have a couple of caipirinhas (Brazilian cocktail made with cachacas, lime and sugar). The next morning a group of 12 of us went on a full day boat tour organised by the hostel. The weather however didn't want to play along and even though is was very hot, the sun could only break through the cloud cover every now and then. We had a small little boat, skippered by a very ...
... under water. So off come the shoes as we wade our way to high ground. Before we head back to the resort, we make a stop at the supermarket for replenishments to our supplies. Our reading materials are quickly running out. We have no TV and no Internet, but do have an iPad with some videos. What amazing technology. And when we are in the mood, we can play countless games of solitaire. And to think that I actually brought a deck of cards which has yet to come out of my ...
... from Liverpool warmly welcomed us into his home/hostel slightly off the travelling trail. We spent 5 nights in Trindade an although we didn't get the chance to do the trip to Ponta Negra (an indigenous fishing vollage of 100 people) we had 5 days of beautiful beaches. George took us on a tour of the local waterfall and rockslides, he made some cracking caipirinhas (ice costs more than a litre of cachaca) and he took us to the bars. ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking