Pousada Laguna Blue
Travel Blogs from Paraty
... speechless, I couldn't believe such a crazy story. Diego had once been very poor himself and at the age of 3 was a refugee in America. It is clear that Diego had a detailed understanding of what it was like to have nothing. Diego continued to tell us about how he had paid someone to live in a favela to understand how they lived and the hardships they experience daily. He was beaten and robbed of everything. I couldn't believe he had essentially paid to be treated with ...
... to shop for 23 people in foreign speaking supermarkets, to then cook out of the back of a truck for the group - with no assistance from the leaders. I'm all for group participation but full responsibility for meals is a little unfair. At 5:30am, my cook group started cooking breakfast in the dark. 12 hours on the road so lunch was in a car park petrol station. Dinner was a little more tiring. We arrived at about 7:30pm and a simple bangers and mash with gravy and veggies to ...
... telephone poles and read up on our future destinations.
The natural history museum had some really great expeditions on dinosaurs and the evolution of man. They also had some indigenes mummified children on display. Not the nicest thing to be looking at. They were very detailed.
We got on our first bus ride in south America. A short ...
... get to the Rio bus terminal to catch our bus, which was at 05:00am to Mangaratiba. After queuing for ages to exchange our confirmation printout for tickets we boarded our bus. The bus was really nice and comfy, with fully reclining seats and A/C. Nice! I couldn’t manage to sleep as the roads were awful and it felt like trying to sleep in an earthquake! We got to Mangaratiba and boarded our boat pretty quickly. It took about two hours to get to Abraáo ...
... the waves. Highly successful until I lay behind it, and a wave soaked me. Every cloud has a silver lining, and this one is that you get to enjoy the photo of the wave as the wave crashes over the wall, whilst I'm still completely unaware how wet I'm about to get. The local Brazilians soon managed to control their laughter, and worked on reinforcing their walls - but we realised it was our time to move on.
Next stop: Paraty.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking