Ilha do Papagaio
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Our guide in Rio Grande was right, north of him the lush beautiful countryside begins. We visited a Rain Forest, unfortunately it rained. But what could we expect. We rode a cable car to the top of the high hill (little mountain) and were able to take pictures before the rain started. We passed beautiful beaches and high sky scrapers. The difference in their sky scrapers ...
... money and, after a stroll past
the biggest German style buildings, headed to Villa Germania for smaller scale
reproductions of the same – a whole weihnachtsdorf of tourist tat but without a
stollen for love nor money. Did enjoy a dunkelweissen there and had a porter
& wiehnachts ale to go, after taking as ...
... leaving your bag for the conductor to check out the back door and
leave unguarded on the pavement – not impressed!!
Took the first place at 80 a night as it had a fan (to dry
the washing as much as it cool me) which the downpour soon did after my
abbreviated foray into the city. The streets were dead anyway as the majority
of the population heads to the beach or the mall and the ...
... the prices people are paying for food, drink & hotels, this is an affluent area of the country – only a few people living rough below the overpasses and very few beggars! In fact, many properties here appear to be holiday homes complete with all the toys – speedboats, jetskis, paddleboards, etc. Those and all the helicopters mean the unfortunates who came for peace & quiet are sorely disappointed.
Both today ...
The forecast was better for morning, just cloudy supposedly, but it was quickly proved wrong as it drizzled constantly for several hours. Had finally got ride to Mariscal Beach with a lesbian couple who took pity – later bumped into them on the beach and they suggested I rent a bike in future but too many hills and times I want to take footpaths/walk the beach.
From Mariscal, a built-up surf beach (but ...