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Travel Blogs from Petropolis
... even though I had my poncho on then down the river through the rapids for a short while. We disembarked and then went on a jungle drive in an open truck. I think it's really just a long drive to get you back to the eating area, we didn't see any animals. Had some empanadas for lunch. There were lots of coati at the eating area. They can be nasty and bite so watched from a ...
... as we wanted to start early and have a perfectly cooked roast. Felipe's family loved it and it was delicious, if we do say so ourselves. Day 7 in rio: we headed out for a drive to a rock mountain in the middle of Rio called sugar loaf, 'Pao De Acucre'. Two of Felipe's friends came and we drove around crazy rio trying to find the base of it. We eventually got there and walked around for a bit, trying to find a bay that was close by. On the way we stopped at a little shop that sold ...
Left Rio after our last gorgeous breakfast for a while to
head generally West – we will be in Brasilia in a couple of days, so a few random
nights camping on the way. Simon had to go and get the truck from the shop so a
late start (it has finally been fixed), and we ended up in Petropolis, where the
rich of Rio have country houses. It was a gorgeous little town, lots of horse
drawn carriages milling about for the tourists. ...
... website nor the number it
gave were working, and all the guide books said you just turn up, so we just got
a cab over to it to try. Turns out the guide books are wrong, and we couldn’t
get in! We could have got tickets for a tour on Sunday which was no use seeing
as we were leaving on Saturday, so we called it a day after having a quick look
round outside, and decided to get a cab back to the beach. We had such a ...
... What a great
evening, between the 6 of us we all took it in turns to sit with the
belongings, every so often we bought a beer from a beach vendor walking past
(there are loads of them, every minute you are asked to buy something), and
were in and out of the surf trying to body surf our way back in to shore. The
waves were perfect and around 7 it emptied out, so we had the beach virtually
to ourselves, sipping our beers watching the sunset. The ...