Golden Park Hotel
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... the quality of what I was feeding on. Then came the bill. 120 Reals. I only had 98 Reals in my wallet. This was a problem. Maybe they'd make me the do the washing up, I thought, as I repeatedly counted my notes, hoping I'd missed a fifty. Eventually I called the maitre'd over. (It was that posh), and explained that I wouldn't be able to pay the full amount but it was ok because it was still quite a lot of money. He looked a combination of confused, dissatisfied ...
... and our own interactions with him that night left us unsure where he was from or what to make of him. Eventually as the restaurant cleared out and the New Zealanders and ourselves were the only remaining customers, he sat down with a burger at the next table and got chatting to us. He turned out to be really friendly and reminded me of the old man in Home Alone who initially seems a bit scary but in the end turns out ok.
We stumbled back to the hostel ...
... The teacher was a nice guy, and after all it felt more like a good workout and the movements seemed quite simple. Then again, when he showed them at normal speed with a couple of flying kicks here and there, we gave up: we are still gringos. The teacher also invited us to go see a "fight" with him and two other guys from his capoeira school; we expected a videogame-style show with somersaults, flips and flying kicks, but unfortunately they were just in standing in ...
... sample the famous Brazilian
cocktail, a Caipirinha.
Of course we still had work to do and once again set about preparing our mobile
clinic, something we were now proficient in doing! This time we were helping the
islands animal NGO, Fatima, who regularly runs neutering campaigns on the
island but usually has to pay Brazilian vets to do it. At first she was
apprehensive of our methods and routine due to it being by the book and what
... lunch, have a few drinks, sunbathe, swim, have a few more drinks, get dressed for dinner, go to the show, then along to the pub for the quiz or karaoke or whatever. So it might sound boring, but in actual fact you speak to different people, see different presentations and the good thing is we are on holiday instead of being at work. :-)
So, after our breakfast, we made sure we were along at ...