Pousada dos Contos
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... dressed in black from head to toe, including hoods and gloves, would stand behind the puppets and would move them with amazing dexterity. The stage was completely black with only a spotlight on the puppets so it was difficult to see the storytellers. Although photos weren’t allowed, I snuck
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... approximately 193km2 it has over one hundred beaches.
We ferried for the island in the afternoon from a nearby port where it was overcast and drizzling. The waters became progressively worse as we neared the island to the point we heard a scream of terror from towards the back of the boat and several reached for life vests. Shannon and I were laying towards the bow of the boat and didn't see what the fuss was about but apparently the scene at the rear was ...
... the beaches. Some of the are hard to reach (more than two hours of hiking through humid, warm and steep forests). As a result, they are sparsely crowded and very enjoyable. They made up for our camping overrun by cockroaches.
Because Carnaval had already started, we decided to head to Rio. Spending four complete days in Rio during the event would be too expensive for us, so we arrived on the second to last night. By a weird and lucky turn of events we found a place to ...
Now I am at the half way point of my Buenos to Rio tour. Unwelcome thoughts of going home increasingly intruding my thoughts. With a short flight to Sao Paulo we headed towards Paraty (Pa-ra-chy). The group split into 2 buses and we were taken through, over and round the mountains. Twisting and turning for hours. Passing palm trees, banana plantations and with our driver blasting Bob Marley tunes one would have ...
... least the one that didn't just taste of blow-your-head-off strength alcohol) was cinnamon and clove flavoured. Yum! Unfortunately buses home were in short supply; after a short wait by a mosquito plagued roadside the four of us decided to walk home. A nice hour or so quickly passed as we learnt the football rivalries of Rio's teams as well as tasting some sickly sweet sugarcane juice from a roadside vendor.
That night we hit the cobbled streets to take in ...