Hotel Vale Verde
Travel Blogs from Campo Grande
... they didn't see any animals, and she lost her sunnies, so mixed feelings about that. That night we went out spotlighting down the road by the farm. It was a bit of a let down because we were on the main dirt road into and out of the Pantanal so it was fairly busy which meant no animals. It was a stupid place to go spotlighting, I think it was a bit of a token activity to make it sound like there is lots of different things to do.
Day 2 - we started off with a ...
... We ended up going to a local man on the end of our road who had rocked up, fired up his oil drum bbq and was grilling some beef on kebabs with what looked like a side of potatoes...but wasnt. my goodness it was so delicious. Part of me would want to be dramatic right now and say ``if every meal was this good after not eating for 25 hours i´d do it all the time`` but...i love food and those 25 hours were horrendous. ...
... ibis', macaws, parrots, and screaming south American something or others. The first night we took a boat tour up the Miranda River and saw tonnes of caima's. They have been living in large groups because it is dry season. It is actually supposed to be wet season, but the rains have not come. The river can be over 2m higher than what it was. I was all prepared for rain here, but not on the coast... apparently I have it backwards! Anyways, the caiman's were really cool ...
... br> I've never liked fishing, I don't have the patience and I just get really bored.
But piranha fishing is completely different. The bait were pieces of an eel that we just slid onto a hook. You throw the hook in the water and wait maybe half a minute before there's a tug.
The piranhas were usually about 6 inches long but one guy managed to catch one about 10 inches.
We had them for dinner that night and they taste pretty good but you have ...
... in the world, perhaps the best ever. So we could not miss it. Interesting is water level in Pantanal. After rainy season water level rises here three meters above average level and everything around is flooded. Fish are spread everywhere and their predators have a hard hunting. Caimans can be then dangerous. Another six months the watter is at a minimum, catching fish is very easy for predators, so they ignore humans. We had the watter at the minumum - so super ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking