Pousada Farol das Estrelas
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... a man with a wheel barrow will happily oblige.
Two days of swimming in the sea and natural pools left when the tide goes out, lying on the beach and eating grilled cheese on a stick covered in oregano and honey, and we were ready to return to Salvador for one last night - Big Tuesday! ...
... found a proper twin room with windows and everything!! he was obviously just totally trying it on.
OK so what did we do in Sao Paulo? We had 2 full days to kill before catching our night bus.
We walked around the city, which was GINORMOUS BTW, did a run and played on the see-saw in the park (the child within), found the Starbucks (as standard) and generally tried to not attract attention to ourselves and get mugged.
We were going to be ...
... Chicago at 9:35pm, so we settled in to our seats and prepared for sleep. Our flight from Chicago to Sao Paulo, Brasil, was 10 hrs and 5 minutes. When we awoke, it was morning and time for breakfast. It's fun to eat breakfast at 10,000 feet in the air. What a view!
We landed in Sao Paulo, which is home to 22 million people! The city is huge! We are not allowed to drive in Brasil, so we hired a professional driver to ...
... of not having a clue where we were and whether we were going to make it in one peice.
The journey was actually pretty seamless. We got to the ferry dock in Salvador within minutes of the ferry leaving, a kind man sorted us out the other end with a combi van to the next bus terminal where we actually got a private car to the next ferry port, slightly more expensive but by a matter of pence, where the cheap boat took us to the island. A total look of smugness ...
Woke up in the fancy hotel room.
It felt wrong somehow and I was still processing the events from last night and trying to get a bearing on the big city.
Went down to the lobby to get some decent breakfast and I must say there was no complaining about what was served. I made an extra effort to stuff myself full of food to prepare for a possibly not so pleasant day. Negativity still lingered in the air ..
I set out to find the LimeTime ...