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Travel Blogs from Paraty
It was with some regret that I left Rio - I've liked every city I've visited over the last few months (with the notable exception of San Jose) but Rio really is very special. Definitely my favourite. At lunchtime I jumped into a crowded coach full of teenage backpackers who were just starting a 3 month trip that included Brazil, Argentina, Chile …
From Salvador we travelled to Paraty (pronounced Para-chee) which is an attractive colonial town equidistant between Sao Paolo and Rio. It is small with cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings. The town is on the coast and was originally designed so that the streets slope downwards to the water, so that at high tide the water comes right up …
... it that evening were slim, very slim.
Someone must know a man with a boat, who was willing to drive an hour across the ocean in the pitch black at 9pm to get us to the island? After a number of emails, we found someone, we weren't sure who, and couldn't find where to meet them. I was ready to give up, but Gareth was adamant that this could happen. And it did. For a price of 200 BRL (just over £50) a man with a huge tour boat arrived to collect just the two of us from ...
... left the studying of the guide book a little late to really know where to start but figured we’d pick it up as we go along. Starting in Foz do Iguazu, then, seemed a logical choice, and we were able to see the falls again from a completely different perspective.
It must be seen from both sides. There’s photo’s from both. They don’t do it justice. We actually preferred the experience from the Brazilian side because there was more space, less people, ...
... whose sole job is to play the triangle!!!!!!!!!!! I thought that was a little weird, when I was at school it was always the kid who had no musical talent or rhythm who got given the triangle to play, but apparently here it is a very specialist job, vital to the music, and people can tell when your playing it wrong. Still that wasn´t the strangest site on the stage..........that had to go to the elderly lady who´s role in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool