Praiatur Hotel Florianopolis
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BOM DIA! Good morning everyone! So after a long, almost 24 hours of bus travel, we have now finally arrived down south in Florianópolis, the state capital of Santa Catarina, and the home of Mama (real name Vania) Ganzer... The lovely lady who would be very kindly opening her home to us grateful (possibly quite smelly) travellers for a long weekend here in Florianópolis, known as 'Floripa' to the locals. Vania is one of these locals and is the mother of our dear friend, ...
... we blew the joint.
Enough already, time to go to Florianopolis, or as she is called by her people – Floripa.
Florianopolis is a huge island located in the south west of Brazil and it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Beautiful Bays on the other. Florianopolis is the capital and is a fairly upscale, business savvy place with chic shopping and boutique hotels. It is also a major transportation hub for the ...
Another top day tanning and chilling on the beach. Back for lunch then went for a walk to the slightly disappointing rock pools. Had a superb Brazilian dinner made by a local in the hostel. Played a few games and called it a night. Changing hostel ...
... and luckily they could do it by tonight because they are closed tomorrow.
The bus to Mole was a much easier option so we hopped on and in 10 minutes we were there. We followed a path down to the beach that led us to a pumping loud music bar. There was a DJ and a lot of guys in swimmers. It was a big gay bar on the beach, it was quite funny.
A little further north was quieter so we walked down there and found ...
... trip. My saving grace was the neck pillow Jack donated me before he left. At least I was able to doze with that on! I also discovered that no one apart from 2 Israeli girls spoke English on the bus; they had better Spanish than me but it was of no use because the staff only spoke Portuguese so for much of the journey the 3 of us had no idea what was going on. We arrived at the Brazilian border around 11pm. We didn't have to go through any checks. The staff on the bus ...