Mercure Apartments Sao Luis Mont Blanc
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and enjoyed a big cup of coffee and a slice of bolo – all this time I’ve been
turning my nose up at these ring cakes thinking they are the usual flavourless,
except for margarine or lard, sponges, when all the time the wonderful coconut
bolo has been there – it is a different animal completely, a thick set coconut custard
that you could trot a mouse ...
... doors. Many of the facades of the buildings were covered with patterned ceramic tiles. Walked a few short streets where the city's old charm has again been realised through restoration. The bright contrasting colours of neighbours could only work in the tropics. Also popped into a local market (literally like a maze), a few souvenirs but mainly prawns; I swiftly moved on. In search of WiFi it started to rain so we jumped into ...
... the guy from the boat was a ******* and half because of our own stupidity. Anyway, **** happens...
So we got there... in the end. To Atins. A lovely little fishing village that can only be reached by boat or 4w drive and is therefore still not very touristy. It is situated right on the edge of the National Parc Lençois Maranhenses which is made up of endless white sand dunes and lagoons in between them. The place was magical and we took several walks ...
... at every stop, groups of almost 30 people come rushing past the platform, down the tracks to lift food up to the windows. they sell everything from water and soda to tapiocinho, popsicles, lunch plates, cooking oil, breads, and fruits.
quite the delite. and if you get to hot, you can just go to the food car and stand in front of the air conditioning box, dont even need to buy anything, even though a coxinha is always ...
... but also in the music, dance and the religious practices which verge on voodoo. They have their own practice of Candomble (an African based religion founded on offerings, dance and music) called Tambor de Mina. Apart from Reggae pronounced Rehae, there are a lot of drum based music inspiring women in full skirts to twirl constantly, swaying to the beat.
We were there for a night before heading (at 5 am) to Barreirinhas, which we affectionally called Barren ...