Pousada Arte Urquijo
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... to get on with the guides help and I was a little shaky sitting on the horse. He was showing us what we had to do but luckily Anne had been horse riding when she was younger so she was basically teaching me what to do. His English was limited to show me how to turn left and right and how to sit going up and down a hill. Lesson took all of 30 seconds and off we went. I was a little nervous but remembered Hannah telling me the day before not to show fear as ...
... how cold it got. He is my hero. The boat trip was fun although we could see there was a storm brewing so were glad not to get caught up in it as we were dropped off in Paraty. A special mention to the dinner we had which was quite possibly the best pasta I have ever had! It was at Cafe de......... The owner was this great big old man who spoke in a very croaky voice and drank Grants whiskey which endeared him to ...
... to the brim with beans and it felt goof. They also served up lots of different salads and some little potatoe chunks that had been baked in the oven.
Oh, by the way, I was eating this and drinking my free Caipirinha on the beach!!!
I did ask what the ingredients were of the Caipirinha was and basically it is fresh lime, squeezed and put in the cocktail shaker, sugar, and Cachaca and lots of ice. Shake it all about and there you have ...
... most interesting point being there are 14 girls and only 1 boy! Apparently this is quite common in South America where girls are a bit more nervous about travelling, but it was a surprise to all of us! After a bus and a ferry we arrived in Ilha Grande, a picturesque island. After another tasty dinner we headed to one of the hostels on the beach for a few Caipirinhas.
At 9am on Friday we all gathered for a `hike` to beach ...
... uns in die Wellen gestuerzt haben.
Am Donnerstag fing es an zu regnen und hoerte bis zur Abfahrt nicht wieder auf. Mal abgesehen von der Kaelte, die ich auf Grund mangelnder langer Klamotten zu spueren bekam, war der Regen aber auch ganz schoen. Am ersten Regentag haben wir zusammen mit Marcios, den wir auf dem Campingplatz kennen gelernt haben, eine echt verrueckte Wanderung durch den Regenwald der Insel gemacht. Spaetestens als die Dunkelheit anbrach, ich bis auf die ...
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