Pousada da Marquesa
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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I have now joined my group; we are eight in all. We headed to Paraty today. The drive was long, and I was surprised I did not sleep the whole way! Thankfully I had not, as there were stunning views.
The weather started with blue skies but became overcast. It is a nice town with a large historic area. We walked around, stopped for a nice …
... The weather then got a bit cloudy and it rained a bit too. All in all it was a nice day though. My friend Elisha (my Aussie friend from Paratay) was arriving that night and we wanted to meet up. It was now the Sunday 8th feb (mum said I should start to put in dates) Elisha and I wanted to go out for some drinks. She came to my hostel and we had some drinks with the people we had gone on the boat with. I had met some lovely people. Zoe and Jake a couple from Bath. Alex a ...
9am bus for the 3 hour trip to Paraty – take the specified time and double it yet again!! Lots of traffic to some very heavily populated, but beautiful beaches and the Tropic of Capricorn en route. The Brazilian/Norwegian couple were there again, sharing with me yet another bus nightmare – less than 2 miles out, we stop for ½ hour for lunch – it could only make sense to a selfish bus scheduler!
They have been booking and paying over the ...
... have the added bonus of reducing the risk in becoming victims of an arrastao, where armed bandits rob an entire restaurant of patrons in the blink of an eye (a disturbing trend in Brazil of late apparently). Every cloud...
Things we have learned
1 Dubai airport is rubbish
2 Qatar airlines are better than Emirates
3 It is very difficult to purchase a hoody in São Paolo - very frustrating if you left your much loved hoody in South Africa
... the sun has decided to make an appearance, with blue sky replacing the clouds above us. After the great tasting lunch and a few beers (of course), we spot a few monkeys gliding through the trees above us. They pause to watch us and soon there are three or four, before boredom sets in and they scurry off.
We begin kayaking in the clear waters after lunch and with the sun still shining on us pass a few of the small islands that face the beach before heading back to ...