Hotel Santa Paula
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... you". Let's hope I will be able to learn a few phrases over the next couple of weeks. And like in Argentina, hardly anybody speaks English :-(. I am looking forward to meet Renata, the Biogen Idec HR Lead in Sao Paulo this weekend and Claude, a friend from Switzerland next week in Rio de Janeiro. And of course I am excited to redeem my farewell gift, a tandem hang glide ride from the 510m-high Pedra Bonita ...
... on with the day. An Australian guy wanted to go and explore the same part of the island so we set off on a little boat to the Northern part of the island. It only took 15 minutes or so. At this point it was quite sunny. We then went walking for an hour and a half to the fort. It was a nice walk along the beach and once I'd jumped into the sea for a cool off I was starting to feel much better. Once we had seen the fort we walked back along the beach to the lighthouse. We ...
We then had a horror run of travelling on a boat, 2 long haul buses and then arrived in Paranagua tired and hungry to find out we missed the last boat to Ilha do Mel! We had to stay one night in a mice infested hotel while enduring a huge storm and no electricity. Chasing mice out of our hotel room in the dark is a memory we can laugh at now.....not so funny at the time! Needless to say not ...
... into the tiny puttering boat - this time our luggage is all on a separate boat. When the man told me to take off my bag for the boat he near ripped it off my back!! I almost fell into the water the crazy guy! We all climb into the jeep - 10 of us squeezed in the back of it and drive for about 1 hour. On the way we saw an anaconda crossing the road. An actual ANACONDA!!! It was 10 years old and about 1.8m long. It was amazing to see it cross the road as head into the nearby water. ...
... so beautiful! We climb onto shore (luckily they had some wooden planks to stand on) and we get shown our room.
We were supposed to be in a dorm but got a private room which was a nice surprise. Another nice surprise was the array of splatted mosquito´s that plastered the walls. We spent the first 5 minutes clapping any we saw flying around!! but, we had air con, a toilet that flushed, windows with mosquito nets and a shower (with bugs...but ...