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... a little white local mini bus) appeared and bundled us in. An hour later we were shown the door and unbundled into the town of Porto de Galinhas.
The name of this town translates as Port of the Chickens and comes from the days when the town served as a major trade port for slaves who were illegally trafficked and disguised in amongst shipments of guinea fowl, when new slaves arrived they would say that the chickens are in town as code. As a result of this history ...
Couldn’t find anywhere to go, even remote little places inland, as one of the busiest saturdays of the year, so forced to stay, what a hardship!
Hadn’t yet done the “piscinas naturales” so headed there mid-tide – low tide is crammed with boats and people standing on the reef. As it was, the reef ...
After a prolonged shopping trip to town, siesta’d then headed towards the “pontal”, but stopped for far longer than anticipated with Lorena, the lovely helpful English-speaking Italian lady I met earlier this week. Had a good old chat, swapped some books, got some travel tips ...
Took a daytrip to Praia Carneiros, further south, close to Tamandare where I had considered (but was glad I didn't end up) staying had there been availability. Carneiros was a lovely calm beach with clear water and a lovely little old church right on the beach – I'll just sun worship thanks very much!
The rest of the trip until then ...
Walked north along the beach to Porto Galinhas, about 3km, pleasant though a bit one-sided at high tide or it was until I passed the “jangadas”, the local flat bottom craft ideal in these waters, with a sail, oar or pole for propulsion. After that every inch of the beach was packed with people and, despite being mid tide, all ...
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