Trip Start Aug 24, 2012
2Trip End Sep 09, 2012
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Before the sun disappeared yesterday behind a misty low-hanging wall of dense gray clouds, we enjoyed a delightful day of sunning, swimming and sea kayaking around the bay
And of course, what is an American blog post without prudish comments about Brazilian swimwear? Well, it's a bit like the apprehensiveness one feels about their first visit to a nude beach <gasp>. Before arriving, all one thinks about is the impending nakedness. However, once you're there, surrounded by sunburnt bodies of all shapes and sizes, you realize that you feel overdressed with anything on, strip down and forget about it. Brazil is no different, just more clothed. The profusion of overweight Brazilian husbands in tight-fitting swim trunks and bikinis would have made wearing a pair of board shorts feel about as appropriate as evening wear - so, out came the tight trunks. End of story.
The Pestana Angra Hotel has been fine - more about that for Trip Advisor after we've moved onto the next place - but we've loved our hours-long conversations each evening with Wilson, our waiter at the restaurant. Lots of great insights into the local culture, cuisine, and national psyche
Our room is nice - we've spent the past few evenings sitting on the private deck over the ocean and listening to the sound of the waves. One more night here and then we're off to Paraty for the next round of adventure. Brazil is lovely.