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Travel Blogs from Paraty
April 23. Today we are returning to Rio for our final evening with John and Carol before their flight home to Australia. We need to be ready for our transfer by 7 a.m. How we long for an un-rushed breakfast. The van comes to pick us and a number of others up from the hotel, only to take us to a meeting point where we transfer to a bus for the trip …
April 26. After an amazing breakfast and one that we can relax over, we spend a quiet morning enjoying the views from our balcony and timing each other on the use of the hammock chair. It is definitely THE most comfortable chair in our apartment and highly sought after. We decide to challenge our bodies with a walk. There are two choices from the …
... surfing down hurt himself after showing off too much. You can also duck in behind this waterfall. You can get a public bus out to this for much cheaper but you will probably have to do more hanging around. We also got a very quick tour and a sample of the caçasa factory before having lunch and moving onto more waterfalls. The last waterfall had a 2/3 jump which you could do into a pool down below which was cool. Since I was the only one brave enough ...
... or perhaps just a social bonding exercise for local youth. Either way, there is an impressive level of discipline with the whole group paying careful attention to the signals of the "head banger". It is tempting to imagine that in the UK a session of this kind would rapidly degenerate into anarchy but I am sure it has been tried. Altogether less raucous is the couple performing Brazilian songs on guitar and voice in the local restaurant where we have dinner that ...
A couple of hours down the coast from Ilha Grande is the gorgeous little town of Paraty. Having experienced the bright lights of Rio and the beach life of Ilha Grande we felt a visit to the colonial town of Paraty would round off our brief taste of Brazil.
Its position on the coast and on the direct road from the gold fields of the neighbouring region of Minas Gerais made Paraty a very wealthy town, evident in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free parking