Majestic Palace Hotel Florianopolis
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... and spent longer than planned looking around the town, buying a few bits I needed, and getting money. I decided to go to the beach and sand dunes at Joaquina, arriving there on foot at about 12.30 / 1pm. I had passed the sand dunes shortly before, had a little look around the top of them, and thought I would try the sand surfing on the way back later. It was still pretty hot at this stage, and plotting on the beach was more appealing for ...
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 ...
... so I walked there to get the cash. They worked fine, luckily.
After we had finished walking around for a while it was time to head back to Barra da Lagoa. We took the bus, it was much quicker on the way back with little traffic. Once back I found my self a white singlet and Elisha found a dress, now we were ready for the party.
I went to grab some dinner while Elisha started to get ready. I found a little cafe where Elisha had gotten a coffee ...
... was staying there had worked this out and left to head to Rio. As a consequence the whole of Floripa was dead!
That night I went to a BBQ at the other hostel (ours was cancelled due to lack of people staying there) and then onto a samba night. This was next to the sand dunes and was very popular with the locals who kept giving us 'gringos' threatening looks. Of all the places I went in South America, this was ...