Travel Blogs from Paraty
... enough about cobblestones. We'd found a supermarket, picked up our food and were headed home, when a power cut hit the entire town. Perfect timing, as two plucky young Brits were trying to find their way back to the hostel in a new place, over treacherous ground, and it was probably the first time they'd forgotten to bring a torch.
Somehow we made it back without serious injury, to find a group of Irish men drinking the hostel dry by candlelight. We joined them for a ...
... place instantly.
15th Feb – We arrived into Paraty after catching a local bus from Ilha Grande where we were crammed in like sardines with rucksacks. We left the English 4 at the bus station, as they still had to find a place to stay, and went in search of our hostel – Che Lagarto. It had advertised itself as having a swimming pool but it was no bigger than a meter squared. The hostel was OK, it is a big chain in S. America and is just ...
... such a tiny place)! We also really enjoyed hanging out with our rather unique host, Dino. Our first evening was spent strolling along the beach and eating the most delish seafood. We also strolled around the town and soaked up the amazing vibe this place has to offer. There are no tarred roads and we only saw one car the entire time we were there. It was truly time to relax! The next day we set off exploring the island. Due to our late start, we stuck to the nearby beaches and ...
... man Alex is, by the time the crew had gone back to get him he had already found the only hut on the island with the footy game on.
We had a lovely lunch of 3 bread rolls, 2 apples and some cake, all of which we stole from this morning’s breakfast (we are learning fast about how to be pikey).
We met a nice couple from Leicester on the boat trip which was fun and we have also adopted a ...
... of place in Bolivia, but an experience to enjoy nonetheless.
The Bolivian part of our tour was concluded in the town of Santa Cruz. The town was the first for the tour at a normal altitude, but it was meant to be merely a stop gap towards Brazil. Our tour however made the most of the place and decided to go out on that evening. We landed up at a local club where we danced the night away with the locals, with spanish music and dirty dancing filling the night. At around 4:30am ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking