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Travel Blogs from Paraty
... lucky to be sharing it with two great couples - Nick and Rachelle from Australia and Erik and Enrique from the Netherlands. We all immediately hit it off and basically spent the next few days drinking far too much cheap beer and playing a lot of cards. One night, after some very silly drinking games, the Dutchies and I decided to go skinny dipping. For some reason, Colin didn't fancy jumping into the sea at 2am (despite my drunken pleas), so the three of us ...
... was surrounded by forests that offered a completely different feel. Tree branches overhung the water. Floating leaves glistened. Some of the underwater plant life looked like green grass and black dog hair. Plant species and interesting fish life have adapted to the high calcium environment. The fish were huge, weighing up to 12kg. Gold ones, black ones and ones with big lips swam closer than I was ever used to. To know that, while snorkelling, jaguars, crocs, monkeys and ...
... hostel in Ilha Grande for an Italian owned pizzeria and ice cream parlour (Brazil has really surprised us with its great Italian food!) so off we went looking for it. First of all let me describe Paraty-it has the most beautiful streets and the Lonely Planet wasn't lying when it said the cobbles were so authentic they hurt to walk on! All the windows, shutters an doors are painted different bright colours and all the walls are whitewashed! ...
Paraty was one of the highlights for me. We expected a moderate sized city instead we found a beautiful small town, right on the edge of the sea.
We got the bus from São Sebastiao which took about 3/4 hours (30 reais) and made the tricky walk over the stony road to Geko hostel. I would highly recommend Geko. It was opposite the beach. It had a bar that was actually on the beach where it served breakfast. And was very reasonable at 30 reais a night.
... what ? Izzy is in our bedroom ! that wasn’t planned
at all !
Paraty is a small histocical village that stayed the same
since it got built in the 1800. The roads didn’t change, the churches and the
houses either, Its very pretty but it’s hard to walk ! some people still use
horse-carts in the village.
Kieran will buy his Brazilian made Havainas in Bresil ! He’s
This town is so little ...