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Since Sao Paulo, I had been in the coast all the time. Only these days I came to Chapada Diamantina (see the map), situated on the middle of the state of Bahia. http://www.guiachapadadiamantina .com.br/mapa-do-parque/ This is one of this places I would come back. It's perfect to relax, explore the nature still quite virgin, enjoy it's quality food …
... ritual.The day ended at a pousada in the middle of nowhere. The housing was very basic but the food was spectacular, and there was lots of it. As there is no town close by and they are surrounded by Banana plantation they use a lot of banana in their cooking - banana curry for dinner, fried banana balls and banana cake for breakfast and the list goes on. Sucks if you don't like bananas which unfortunately Tamar in our group didn't! That ...
... and some legends starring the slaves brought here from Angola.
We managed to shake us out of the lazyness and do some walking, a stroll along the nearby Sossego river up to some natural pools and a natural waterslide: we did not try it, because after all we didn't want to destroy our bums on the slippery rocks. Smooth rocks, but still rocks. Another day we went on a tour with a guide who took us to several places along the park: other streams, other natural pools, on top ...
... town with cobbled streets and brightly painted 19th-century buildings, which are framed against lush green hills. We took a tour of the famous Chapada Diamantina mountains, went caving and trekked through waterfalls. We opted in for the "easy" walking tours but you could easily go on 3/4 day hikes and sleep under the stars, maybe next time!
... Hotels in Rio cost upwards of $400 a night...although we had planned to be more "adult" on this trip...we stayed in hostels (nice hostels) due to the expense.
- Portuguese is not Spanish! Although Spanish was very helpful, Portuguese is a very different language!
- Acai is awesome! It is served as a sort of sorbet at juice bars all over and you can get all different kinds of toppings like other fruit, honey, or granola! We didn't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostel Chapada Lencois
The owner couple, Marcia and Juan, are really friendly and make you feel at home.
Ariana, who has belonged to the staff where I have stayed there, was also special and kind.
The breakfast is great, with home made cakes and variety of fresh fruits.
The dorms are comfortable, with private bathroom.
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