Travel Blogs from Paraty
... our way through the cobbled streets and the beautiful scenery to the pier. I freaked out a bit when I didn't see Tahlia because the boat was about to leave but she made it! The sailors were lovely. In the boat Rachael and I decided to lie on the loungers on the deck while Tahlia decided to be in the shade downstairs. The view were amazing! And it was so nice just lying on the sun being surrounded by the ocean. A lot of selfies were taken. At our ...
... and no real roads to speak of. We get off at Vila Do Abraao, which is the main town. It is a pretty but busy little harbour town ferrying tourists around the island to the various beaches and to and from the mainland. We walked up the small cobbled and sandy streets to find out Pousada for the night. It is the height of tourist season here and as we had booked late we were not able to stay in the same hotel for the 4 nights we were here. The first night (Saturday) ...
... than helpful and with no wifi there wasn´t much I could do. We waited around the airport for a bit to see if anyone arrived looking for us but nada.
In the meantime the Turkish guys had located their shuttle van and they were waiting around with us to see if anyone turned up for us but it became apparent that this shuttle we had booked was not coming. So at this point we were kind of thinking "I guess we better head to the ...
The ferry ride was uneventful, spent time writing my diary and catching up with the blog, despite not being able to add photos. We arrived in Ilha Grande about 3pm. Once off the ferry we had a choice....pay a man to haul our packs up the hill or carry it ourselves.....seeing as it was hot and humid and the hill very steep, I opted for paying the man.
Parathy is a lovely old port town, with an old port area. Amusingly at high tide the sea floods the streets. The streets have rocks, not paving, it's a real challenge to walk down the road.
It's not Mel's Birthday until the 14th, but Franco didn't think it would be good to celebrate it on the road, leaving Rio, so we did it in Parathy.
It was good to surprise her, but Ty and Raoul nearly let it out the bag with an email. They had left the truck as ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking