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Travel Blogs from Paraty
... o'clock and Jo's first caiprinha of the holiday!
We have been quite excited about Paraty as when we were looking for hotels, we found the annual rum festival was being held while we were there!! After an incredible dinner - I had brie mash, tempura prawns and a red wine jus we set off to the festival. We quickly realised that the locals had small steins on a lanyard round their neck and were tasting shots of rum from the different suppliers. As we ...
... headed in for breakfast but neither of us could stomach anymore ham and cheese so we didn't eat much! There were a few items we needed to check off, the first was to buy our bus ticket to Sao paulo, with that in hand we set off to find a post office to get some stamps. Despite our limited Portuguese we managed to get them! Buy this point we were very hot from all the walking around so decided to ...
The last couple of weeks we have really felt the pace of life slow down which was a nice adjustment after the excitement of Rio!
We enjoyed 3 days in sleepy Arraial Do Cabo but unfortunately the weather wasn't too great, rain most days so not nice enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches but we still managed to see some amazing sunsets and soak up the local vibe which was very relaxed and very very friendly!
We returned to Rio for one night and it ...
... 20 minute downhill bike ride all the way back into town. I celebrated being alive by eating a huge steak and having a beer on the beach with the guys.
I woke up and my body was in meltdown from the previous day, with scrapes and aches all over. A few of us hired a 1.0 litre VW Gol and drove to various other spots nearby, most notably a mud beach which we couldn't resist indulging in. Once we managed to clean most of the ...
... have lunch in the middle of the forest at Villa Verde - a lovely restaurant surrounded by trees and wild, colourful birds to admire while eating some gorgeous food. We opted for pumpkin ravioli on Ivans recommendation - it did not disappoint.
The last stops of the tour were another cachaca distillery where we sampled a lot of different fruit flavoured cachaca - strawberry and fig hit the spot!
Across the road was Cachoeira do Toboga, or the sliding stones. ...
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