Travel Blogs from Paraty
After paying an acoustic music cover charge of £5 for both of us in a bar last night, we had the privilege of free music from the Paraty 33 bar until 4am this morning. Considering the bar is nearly 100m away the punters ears must have been bleeding as we could almost feel the music in our room.
So following 5 hours sleep we decided to wander around the town after being reassured by our receptionist ...
... communication gap. There are some places in the world where you can get along well with smiles and pointing, some places you just can’t. The people in Foz Do Iguazu, then, our first stop in Brazil, surprised us wonderfully. They were much friendlier than we had expected. Bus station attendants actually approached us offering help… in English! A far cry from the surly “assistance” of Argentinean bus station workers. The food we have found so far is ...
... everyone knows is "facebook", so perhaps I will hear more from Ricardo. He doesn't really speak English, so he spoke a combination of Portuguese and English and I spoke a combination of English and Spanish. Fortunately one of the other guys spoke Portuguese!
We left the beach to go back to Paraty in a very crowded bus and more rain. Tonight is a night bus to Sao Paulo. I love getting to know the local people when I travel, and I think Paraty was a great town for ...
... village. Identical rows of pre-fab houses, pickets fences, eerie in a Stepford Wives/Blackhole Sun kind of way.
But its some 2 and a bit hours and we’re rumbling into Paraty’s local bus station. Paraty was established as a gold trading port to Rio De Janiero in the late 1600’s. It’s located at the end of a 1200 kilometer road called the Caminho do Ouro, along which gold and diamonds were dug and transported. We took in some of this road over the ...
... beaches in the world and it certainly rated high for me-ok it was the best beach i've been to. The sand was like powder and it squeaked as you walked on it. The water was clear and light blue and very refreshing. We hiked a good 3 hrs to get there in some pretty searing heat so it was especially nice to cool off in the waves. The waves were borderline big enough for a longboard but i didn't see any boards around. The beach was held on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking