Travel Blogs from Mangaratiba
Sao Paulo has many nice parts, but one could be forgiven for thinking it can be a miserable place. I'm thinking of the traffic, tall buildings, and high prices. And especially miserable compared to it's cousin Rio. True, Rio also has its share of traffic problems, one of the reasons for which people protested in May and June 2013. But at least it's …
Iguacu was hot. and humid. but very much reminded me of places in south africa, especially St Lucia so i was happy. Our fist day, afte the 20 hour bus ride,we walked to a look out point where you could see Paraguay, Brazil & be standing in Argentina which was less amazing than it sounds but still cool. Our hostel was **** - dont go to Residencial …
... borrowed a surf board from Luis one afternoon too and tried to do some surfing, but the board was a short board, and I never got good enough to stand up. Luis cooked us all homemade pizza one night. He made the dough from scratch and cooked it in a brick oven. It was so good. One of the Ozzie boys, Dan, had fallen off the back of a motorcycle in Punta del Diablo, and cut up his knee pretty bad. I was helping him do dressing changes on it and in Cabo Palonio ...
... it amazes you as much as it first amazed me to think of the self sufficiency of a poor community, whilst the affluent rush of Rio spreads itself across the background. I have been living here for nearly four weeks now. I find it funny whenever I think of the hostels and hotels in the centre of the city, with their names or logos slapped across the front of them in gold, so obviously stood out. In comparison to here, a beige concrete tower that from the outside looks like it ...
... is two Brazilian Reias to one US or Australian dollar so the exchange
is easy to calculate, although it gets a bit confusing sometimes. The Brazilians too love their meat, cheese and
pastry, so we brought a lot of stuff for antipasto and ate in that
Friday night we danced in the street parade like
locals. Around Carnival, the streets are
blocked off and become street parties- a truck of musicians drives ...
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Rio is not cheap. This is what cheap gets you in Rio (near the highly prized beaches). $R200/$US100 per night. The room was no frills but I felt more or less secure.
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