Arraial d'Ajuda Hostel
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Baja para leer en espaniol
Deciding where to go after Rio wasn't easy. I wanted to do a long journey but was a little scared of spending so many hours on a bus, and also there wasn't anything interesting in the middle. In the end, I decided to go to Porto Seguro.
When I left Rio, I had the usual feeling when I leave …
So I took an all-night bus from Rio to Porto Seguro in Bahia State; 18 hours, but not as bad as it sounds - a executivo(first class) bus with pleanty of leg room and seats that reclien way back so yuou can sleep. Huge windows also make for great sightseeing! I met a Brazilan gal on the bus who lives in Arraial d'Ajuda and her BF was picking her up …
... they rent them out, some have been converted to restaurants, but they all seem closed
There are lots of sellers on the way, there are bracelets, necklaces, carvings, hats, whistles, dangly things, wind catchers, dream catchers, everything looks like local handicrafts, I tried to chat to a local, he was dressed as a Indian (do they have them in Brazil ?) he had some great whistles, you could either use them with your nose or lips, it imitates the local birds, ...
... in the truck, it would look like a Chinese laundry otherwise (but of course, there are some people who’s washing is more important than others)
We are off to a National Park for a few hours walk about (its going to be a bit of a lazy day I think) Monte Pascoal
The National Park has peaks and mountains, they are shrouded in clouds (or mist) so Danny and Collin go off to sort things out, some people ...
... fishermen´s boat, sharing the deck with food supplies, because we had missed the single daily departing ferry which had left at 8am (all this despite being assured by both ticket clerk and bus driver that we could take the ferry in the afternoon, although my atrocious grasp of the Portuguese language is probably partially to blame). In the end it took 3 buses, a boat and a good deal of patience but after 30 hours we made it to Big Island, knackered. ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
Pool, outdoor kitchen very clean, freindly and inexpensive! Bring your HI Hostel card for an 8 BRL discount
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