Royal Palace Hotel
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... inhabitants) and a sketchy bus station location. In fact, I didn’t
think the area too bad and certainly not enough to justify all the dire
My credit card company had, yet again, blocked the card so
had to go back to the hotel to try and sort it on the **** wifi, so bad that it
took about 10 calls, each with a new person, to get through the whole rigmarole
– the guy ...
... which was the only option available, as "lixo car" was not an option. We spent more than an hour to upgrade the car contract and paid (AUD 1000) for it. We got the hotel "Tremun Mirador del Lago" at about 7 pm. We then went out for dinner (pizza at Napoleon). Before that, we stopped at the tourism office and at the local supermarket to buy water. We got back at the hotel at about 9 pm and were ready for shower and bed after what it was a very long ...
... the terminal, which felt very Brazilian based on the few weeks I'd spent travelling around in June with Foz and Rees for the World Cup - lots of concrete, stalls and people. I found a cash machine and withdrew reals - the Banco do Brasil machines offered this great feature of providing 2 options for denominations you'd like the cash in which meant I was able to select more of the smaller notes. Heading back down to the ticket offices ...
... as in the case of Lopes Mendes, which even had a nice 1 m swell cracking in, perfect for a body surf. The best place to escape the crowds, however, was by waking up at 4 am (dusty... very dusty) to climb the second highest peak for sunrise, and all I can say is that it was utterly worth it, particularly as the descent was accompanied by the bellows of awakening howler monkeys!
I spent one last day next to a beach in Paraty, where my ...
... which were pretty good. The game was amazing and holland won 3-2 but the Aussies put up a great fight. The ugh next to Chris didn't have so much fun though, he must have been wasted and spent the whole game either sleeping or throwing up in his pint glass haha! After the game we went back to the fan zone to watch the next game and then back to Giordano's to pack for São Paulo!! Just an 18 hour bus ride in the way ...