Geko Hostel Paraty
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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We arrived in Paraty after a somewhat nerve-wracking bus journey (the 3 empty cans of beer by the driver could go someway to explain the erratic lane changes and excessive horn-honking) and checked into our hostel on the beach. We then headed straight into the historic old town to explore. Cobbled streets is one way of describing the quaint alleys …
Rio feels like a very long time ago, even though we only left 9 days ago. We've seen so much since we left. From Rio, we travelled to Ilha Grande (a grand island for those who aren't good at translating ;) ). The pictures had looked incredible, but we weren't sure whether the island would deliver..it did!! We narrowly missed a hostel with fire ants …
As the Ginge and I enjoyed the delights of Argentinian wine and bingo on a 23 hour bus trip from Tucuman to Puerto Iguassu, we couldn't believe our luck. The seats reclined back like beds and we were given hot meals. On a bus. This was first class living for sure. It definitely made a 23 hour bus journey more bearable! At Iguassu falls we enjoyed …
Paraty turned out to be another pleasant, relaxing little town. We arrived on the 9/3/14 via ferry and bus, with Helen and Jodie and with Casey feeling crook. We stayed at the Geko Hostel, and were disappointed from the outset - we had been put in a dirty little ┤overflow┤ room at the back of the hostel; each bunk was 3 beds high (not an issue) …
... are hikes whose paths actually double as ginormous mud slides at the merest hint of rain, and there are some bars in the tiny harbour village but otherwise, kids, if it ain`t 30 degrees and clear blue skies, the island s******s behind it┤s hand and says a big "Sucks Boo".
So, it was during this period that I made my peace with sleep and finally learnt the truth of torpidity. It was bloody marvellous. Early to bed, late to rise, afternoon shut-eyes ...