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Travel Blogs from Paraty
... the narrow cobbled streets of this colonial town. It was so warm people were still sat out in cafes drinking - an opportunity Mark and I could not resist as we have not been able to do that so far on this trip.
Our first morning in Paraty was spent sorting washing and getting a measure of the town. It really is lovely and we walked through the streets perusing the shops and finding the port. After lunch it was time to hit the beach for a well ...
... out on the island! Paraty is a old colonial town known for its strategic location during the gold rush days of the local area in the late 1800's where most of the local gold was exported to the world. In this era many building were erected in a time of great wealth and this is shown with grand buildings and wonderful churches all in a historic Unesco part of town. We woke up by 9 the following ...
... examples of colonial architecture in brazil. The roads are so built to encourage flooding so that they can be washed and cleaned by the rain or high tide waters. Colonial old town Biking up to the waterfalls and sliding down the rocks Free your mind party on the beach Kayaking, mangroves and mud ...
... I am not exaggerating when I say that Bear Grylls would have struggled. After a grueling hour or so we decided to turn back and later discovered that the waterfall we were in search of was a tiny trickle of water which we had previously passed without even noticing.
The adventure wasn't over and our last challenge was to break open a bike lock due to a lost key. A hammer and a rock did the job, and we were then treated ...
... brave, but nothing compared to the expert!
Ivan then dried off again and took us to a cachaca distillery where he explained the distilling process and then gave us a lot of free samples - the caramel was my favourite, all very strong though! Along the journeys between places, Ivan would suddenly stop the car and get us to jump out at impressive viewpoints, he stopped to pick Lily of the Valley for the 3 girls and lemongrass for the boys!
We were ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking