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Night buses in Brazil are an experience in themselves. Firstly, they are freeezing! Its a funny thing needing to be in trousers and a winter jumper, under a big blanket on the bus, only to start sweating again when you get off at every service station. Of which they stop at every few hours and turn all the lights on waking everybody up.
Needless to say that when we arrived in Florianopolis at 8am we were a little ...
... you must first get to the port side town of Paranagua and the nicest way to get (mostly) there is by a scenic train ride through the forest and over the mountains via the Sierra Verde Express. A lovely, pleasant and relaxing 3 hours. The ride was great and since the car was not full we could scoot about the train looking for the best spot to take in the views.
The Sierra Verde Express deposited us in the little village of Morettes where ...
... for about 5 minutes but after getting Sea urching spikes stuck in my toes decided to get out and not return. I am still paying 2 weeks later as they have never come out of my foot. That evening we decided to take it easy and just endulge in one beer after our dinner. Florianopolis was such a beautiful peaceful place we only wish we could have stayed a bit longer. The following day we were catching a bus to Uruguay.
Kirsty & Joe
... maybe 45 minutes), so we only stayed for three samba schools (each with about 5 floats over the course of almost an hour) before returning to the hostel a bit early. In hindsight, I am really glad I celebrated Carnaval in Floripa because I avoided the huge crowds and ridiculous cost in Rio and enjoyed more of the music I love. Besides, the beaches in Floripa are the best I’ve ever experienced :)
Now begins the third and final leg of my journey… off to Colombia!! ...
But yeah, I'm going to go ahead and sleep now. I just thought I'd keep y'all updated! Just want you guys to know that although things are tough here, I feel like my buddy Jesus is helping me to become stronger accordingly and there are a lot of Truly exceptional things occurring. Sleep. Precious. Sleep. Oh and btw I bought a bunch of groceries today. It was pretty monumental.