Parque Hotel Passo de Lontra
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The heat is as hot as I think I have ever experienced, 40 degrees and the humidity is sauna-esque. I have been in some heats that are similar but we were always somehere to escape, an air conditioned hotel or bar, but here is there is none. We arrive at our campsite that has a basic stucture that holds our hammocks, our beds for the next two nights …
It wasn't quite lions, tigers, and bears, but it was just about everything else! I took another night bus from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande. From there, I went another 4.5 hours west into the Pantanal. The pantanal is a large wetland area that I think is bigger than Europe. It is in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. It is also apparently better for …
What can I say about The Pantanals? Firstly, I saw a wild jaguar up close when we were doing a night boat trip with torches. It was enormous. I thought jaguars were more of a mid sized cat but they are as big as a tiger. Here is one of the very unsuccessful photos I took. Let me tell you (Mum close your eyes for a sec so you don't know the next bit …
... aus. Tatsächlich habe ich seit dem Umzug keine neuen Stiche gesammelt, der komische Geruch ist auch weg. Scheint also alles wieder sauber zu sein. Ein Alptraum!!!
Gut. Immerhin, DEN Geruch werde ich nie mehr vergessen. Fühle mich jetzt als wär mein Kopf in Watte gepackt. Total übermüdet. Ausserdem ist mir schlecht, wohl Nebenwirkungen der Bettwanzenstiche, die mittlerweile eine ansehnliche Größe erreicht haben. Ein spritziges deutsches Backpacker-Girl will Smalltalk ...
... in Santa Cruz to get my entry stamp. But of course it's the weekend. And while the border will be open for a couple of hours on a Sunday, an office in a city definitely will not be.
So while I'm not officially in any country I shall write.
My tour into the Pantanal was not quite what I was expecting.
This place is known as being one of the largest protected wetlands in the world but I think the term "protected" is a ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsParque Hotel Passo de Lontra Campo Grande
The staff here are keen to help out and by and large this was a great experience acknowledging that it is doing it all a bit rough. The fod was good. The bar caters for basic needs. the piraña fishing and eating was fantastic! The Lodge sells itself as an ecological establishment and they really seem to try. However , we saw some plastic bags get thrown in the river by staff and one of the staff stood purposefully on two frogs. The staff assured us this would not happen again, so we give them the benefit of the doubt. There is no ! I mean NO contact with the wider world as the management apparently believes this will interfere with the whole Pantanal experience... Just bad, old fashioned business in my opinion. No internet, no WiFi, no mobiles, no phones except for local calls. Should be advertised as such in their brochures. But if you want a few days with the Brazilian wildlife, this has been a pretty cool start point. Yes! We did see a jaguar!!! Very rare apparently.
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