Pousada Portas da Amazonia
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After a four hour flight from Sao Paolo,I was now beginning to feel a little plane weary.The TAM flight landed in Sao Luis,some four hours North ,as the crow flies,from Sao Paolo. The air that greeted me outside the airport was hot and steamy and I instantly started to sweat and I realized I was definitely now in the tropics.
Arriving at the …
... by one of the most unfriendly women I have ever met.
We arrive around 8pm under nearly-Amazon rain (I thought that this existed only in the Amazon...) and, once we say that we have made a reservation, that woman says that she doesn't know anything about it. WHAT?? Too late to complain now, if they have no availability anyway. But because she is kind, we can stay in the dorms.
She pretty much kicks us out (under the rain) and ...
Weight gain plus tropical heat equals unpleasant inner thigh chaffing. I discovered this the hard way whilst wandering round São Luís which, if you consult your handy map book, is right near the top of Brazil, closer to the Equator than I've ever been. It's hot. Like, seriously ******* hot. I mean, I've been in Cairns, Australia for the build up to the Wet and that was hot but this is Sweat Your ...
... early we went to the gate and stretched out over 3 seats and fell asleep.
Sao Luis - gateway to Lencois Maranhenses and Reggae capital of Brazil
We arrived in Sao Luis, jumped into a taxi which immediately got a puncture, so our taxi driver in the midday heat changed a tyre as we stood observing from the verge as cars whizzed by inches from his head. After that slight delay we arrived at Pousada Colonial through the old town. Sao Luis is the third ...
... map it is a track we turn on to next and we are not sure we can find somewhere to stop. 26th - On a couple of kilometres and we turn on to the side road; it is not dirt but good asphalt for most of the way. The last 100 kms getting to the town of Alcantara is still on asphalt but it has now deteriorated in places and we have to cross holes about 18" deep about every 200 yards. That said whilst going along we did see a huge spider, probably ...
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A delightful 19th century house converted into a boutique hotel,very original,you could be stepping back in time .
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