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 …
... Diego lives in Brazil, he was asked to go home to Peru and fight for his country. However as Diego is a photographer, he had no idea how to use a weapon let alone fight in a war. After 3 days of not responding to the request Peru filed him on interpols list of most wanted. So Diego flew back home and was given the choice to go to prison or pay an enormous fine, so he paid the fine. Needless to say Peru and Chile did not go to war in the end. After hearing this crazy story ...
... drivers, as lovely as these ladies are, are not guides and they have made that very clear to us. Sadly it is all too late. Should we have known that we wouldn't learn anything about the country we were visiting we wouldn't have booked this trip.
The other frustration is the fact there isn't a cook. For those who know my views on cooking, I'm actually NOT being funny here. We are actually enjoying cooking a meal every now and again but it puts a hell of a lot of pressure on us ...
... until 4pm! Great start to the day.
Without getting to upset, we took out our guide books and found a park near by and decided to head for Quinto Do Boa Vista. This park was designed by the Jesuits and has lakes, amusement's and the national museum. It was a good way to spend a few hours. For most we sat in the shade and watched the locals fly ...
Olá amigos e familiares! As it was a while between the first post and our second, we thought we'd give you guys a double dose! Kirsty has filled you in up until the end of Rio, so I’ll let you know about our next destination and the proper start of the travelling – Ilha Grande. The literal translation is "Big Island", so the Brazilians are clearly an imaginative bunch! 13th Feb Our alarm went off at a sickening 03:30am as we ...
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