Pousada das Canoas
Travel Blogs from Paraty
Day seven in Brazil. Number of itchy insect bites on my legs: 61 (no exaggeration) Number of pharmacies visited to find something to stop the itching: 3 Number of times I've considered leg amputation to stop the itching: 10 Number of Caipirinhas consumed to stop the itching: 186 (slight exaggeration) I left Ilha Grande for Paraty without a clue where I'd be staying that night as there was no WiFi available at the hostel to ...
... and extremely salty sea water. Mixed into the relaxation was an unlimited supply of caipirinhas. A caipirinha is similar to a caprioska but with cachaša. The cachaša or the alcohol, results from fermentation of sugarcane juice that is afterwards distilled. It may sound like a silly idea, 5 hours of unlimited, 'help your self' cocktails, served from a bucket, but it wasn't. Caipirinhas are straight rum and sugar. So strong that the bucket it was served in was mostly full when we ...
just jumped of the boat every time it stopped with our Noodles and
At the last stop the crew told us that
it would be the best place for snorkling. They didnt tell us that
they were going to be throwing food in the sea when we got in.
Hundreds of fish came up and swam around us to get to the food. It
... the fishmonger gave us but it was delicious and dead easy to cook. Highly recommended! Here's the recipe.
We had another fairly lazy day today sunning ourselves on the beach and having a few afternoon beers in the beach bar. Feeling very relaxed we sauntered around Paraty taking in the sights and sounds for one last time. Had we been a couple of months later ...
After the idyllic setting of Ilha Grande we transferred to the seaside town of Paraty for a little more relaxing, travelling is a tiring activity! A small town full of whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets, it amazed us how anything other than a 4x4 managed to drive along the streets. We spent one day wandering around the town and on the beach, before choosing one of the activities on offer. Having heard an interesting story about ...
- Swimming pool