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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and more bang for our buck (or Real for our Pound in our case). YAY. We were greeted by the lovely owner who was just as friendly and welcoming as Elena back in Rio, providing us with lots of information on the local area and buses, as well as restaurant and bar recommendations... All funnily enough, in German! Her English was very poor so she was really struggling initially to talk to us, she did then try in Spanish which worked ok for me until my rusty GCSE knowledge quickly ran ...
... pastries and working on the internet.
Then, we did some more exploring of the Historic District and discovered
the Community Cultural Center. The
Center housed a number of interesting and beautiful displays of
artwork…miniature boat carvings, embroidered and appliqued wall hangings,
jewelry, and more….all created by members of the local community. We roamed the charming cobbled stoned streest
... travelers between Rio and São Paulo until the late 1800s, when the inner road was opened, along with the abolition of slavery that caused Paraty to be forgotten(our local guide stated there were over four hundred million people used in the slave trade.) However these factors combined helped it preserve its old town as it was in the past.
These days the cobbled streets are filled with churched and colonial ...
After a short bus ride we arrived into Angra dos Reis, a port town a few hours south of Rio. From there we took a boat over to Ilha Grande (Big Island) where we had planned to spend a couple of nights. We arrived too late to catch the last ferry over to the island, but there were speedboats going across every few hours. The boat left at 6pm, by which time it was pitch black outside - kind of freaky! And even more so when the driver failed to notice that, at ...
... me to wait. We all decided to go for a walk… and I realised our guide was back. He was a bit grumpy earlier. We all just didn't understand each other. All he wanted was park the jeep, and gave us options to either "boat" it or walk it.
We passed by a jungle trail. Guide took me to a short-cut -- he could only guide one person at a time: it was a cliffy, rocky, steep un-trail of a short-cut! I inclined myself against the rocks while he kept saying "relax". ...