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... as the rest! Even the cop at the border commented on how polite Brits are but he obviously hadn’t heard me in full flow!
The beautiful sunset over the Pantanal soon gave way to heavy drizzle/rain which continued all morning. Porto Alegre looked less than happy or appealing, especially given the difficulty I’d had getting locals to understand my Spanish, so decided to skip town for somewhere more manageable, Gramado, only a couple of hours ...
... online and since there was only one bus a day , Rob was getting a bit stressed about the next day!
Luckily, there was one member of staff at the hotel who spoke english and she was kind enough to call the bus company for us to book our tickets. She was an absolute life saver! I must remember to give feedback on trip advisor!
The bus wasn't for a little bit so we just chilled in the hotel lobby using the wifi. There was a brazilian family waiting for something ...
... entered 15 degree cold.
What makes Gramado interesting is that it is a German town. Walking down the main street felt like we were in the middle of Europe. It was a very well off town where rich people spent their weekends. It really did not feel like we were in Brazil.
... hill, and the whole site is quite spectacular. There had also been an unseasonably high amount of rain and, combined with the snowmelt, this had resulted in the little river bursting over the dam that controls the waterfall and creating a much larger fall than you would usually see. The park around the waterfall is pretty to walk through, and there is an 800 step descent to the bottom of the fall, which I managed but got quite wet. Gen and Carolina preferred to do more ...
... could hike to, and a beautiful, wild place upstream with a perfect little pool to skinny dip. It was the absolut highlight of the trip. Followed shortly though by the road side stand that sold fresh figs so sweet like honey. We bought several kilos and for the first -and maybe only time- in my life, I could eat as many fresh figs as I wanted. What a luxury!
We drove back home that same night, arriving tired but in one piece back at the Chacara at 3AM.
And now, back ...