Portal dos Borbas
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... but got my fill of good meat and chicken
dishes – that will last me a week or 2!
Went our separate ways after that, but it was fun talking to
a Brit and to hear her recommendations for my onward trip. Abandoned plans for
any further exploration as the rain never stopped and was still going at 8.30pm
as I headed for the terminal for my 9pm bus to Guarapari.
Was the usual hassle with a late bus – put luggage on at the back, for which there is no designated area, by which time everyone else has jumped the queue, including locals just going for short hops. Had to all jump over piles of luggage with much of it on laps initially, but at least there a camaraderie going with everyone chatting and helping out each other – just as well ...
... part of Brasil's Atlantic rainforest and it holds some of the largest remaining populations of many endangered species including the red-ruffed fruit crow and the brown howler monkey, which I was lucky enough to hear on a sweltering 2 hour trek through the jungle. The trail happily had plenty of opportunities for dips in freshwater pools, between my base of Abraao and a couple of deserted beaches - near to the more popular Lopes Mendes beach - accessible either on foot or by ...
Sadly this morning we left Paraty although we won't miss the noise of the hostel. One good thing about this hostel is they have monkeys that come to feed in a tree. These monkeys we were told are the smallest in the world and one of the mothers had 2 tiny babies on her back which are smaller than your hand. We travelled with another G adventures group on a private bus to Angra which is the port city where you transfer to ...
... to head over to Curva da Jurema, just across the park. We had met a nice lady there yesterday. Her name was Marcie and she worked at one of the restuarant/bars on the beach. We went back and had a beer with her and some of her friends before we caught a taxi to the bus depot for our long bus ride back to Muniz Freire.
Vitoria was beautiful but our time here was too short. Perhaps I will return again someday. One never knows!