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I arrived on the bus from Rio at 2 ish. So it had been 18 hours on the bus. It hadn't been too bad I had managed to sleep quite a bit. There was a Brazilian girl at the bus station in Rio who was getting on the same bus as me. She was trying to chat to me, it was difficult as she didn't really speak English and I don't speak Portuguese. She was saying that we should try and sit next to each other on the bus. I thought the bus was going to be full. I sat alone ...
... entourage at the pool and bar area (we had to google him to understand the significance and comprehend his excitement). We didn't have to google Neymar and Messi, the soccer players, we were also hanging out in Trancoso during the holidays. On the first day we visited Espelho Beach, about an hour taxi ride south of Trancoso on sandy rutted roads lined with trees, vegetation, water buffalo (think fresh buffalo mozzarela) and cattle. The beach had several restaurants that ...
... When I got there people were riding horses all over the beach. It was in the morning and the sun was just rising. It was absolutely beautiful. There were people dancing and in cultural costumes. Even though it was really early in the morning the beach was very crowded. There were not many tourists like me there. It was mostly the people from that town.
After that beach I decided to go to the ...
... town of Porto Seguro, described as "Bland but fun", in the guide book. It's got a Pizza Hut. Bad. But it's actually really pretty, mainly due to the awesome bunting covering the main streets, illustrating the flags of what I presume are the nations competing in the World Cup. If they erected this just for the World Cup they should seriously think about keeping it. In fact, more places should have it. Even Burnley would be brightened up by this. Of course, it helps that ...
... brazilians call hairy men (e.g. Foz) Tony Homes (??) and generally relaxed. We visited the church and tied ribbons onto the fence for luck, explored the streets painted with World Cup flags and covered in bunting that extended a lot further than expected and found an area full of bars and restaurants. Although low season it did get busy for the Brazil v Mexico game (bore draw) which we watched with brazilians in a Mexican bar! Foz tried to take out the bar staff with his "football ...