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Travel Blogs from Paraty
... she narrated to me with tones of nostalgia.
Raised in Sao Paolo in a favela (slum),she fell into trouble with debt on her little home and was eventually evicted.With no family to help her (father abandoned the family and mother died when she was very young) she ended up on the streets sleeping rough.She found she was good with languages and was astute enough to understand that learning English was her ticket to a better life.She watched TV in shops ...
... until we get back to the UK for technical reasons.
The next day, we went of a boat trip, which was nice, but not as nice as the one we did in Ilha Grade. The only thing to report from this is that, in the spirit of not being a massive baby about water, when the boat stopped mid sea for people to have a swim, I got in! Granted I did have a float because I'm not a vert strong swimmer, and had a minor panic attack 30 seconds in, but I had a word with myself, took ...
... as it was the day before my real one and we went out on a schooner boat, stopping at 4 different islands, jumping off into the sea in the sunshine, drinking unlimited Caipirinha cocktail... starting at 11.20am!! It was just a perfect relaxing day! Followed by the best pizza I have had in Brazil so ...
... Paraty with much better beaches. We booked to stay in a place called 'Trindade Sea & Forest Hostel'. It turned out to be more of a chalet than a hostel and felt like we were staying in someone's wooden cabin out in the woods. It was just outside the village and just inside the forest with a small stream running by it. It was really nice! Anyways, lets get down to the nitty gritty about what we actually got up to!
18th Feb - We made our way to the bus station in Paraty ...
... eats daily).
During all this quiet contemplation we discovered a few drinks offers at the hostel bar and, like a fly on s***, quickly got on it. We were travelling with a few people that we had met on Ilha Grande so once we had all discussed politics and other grown-up topics sufficiently, we headed off to the beach where someone had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool