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Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
Trip End Jan 19, 2007

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Saturday, August 5, 2006

Today went to breakfast to Eugenia and Pierre´s house who are the sister and brother in law of Leia whose house we were at yesterday had breakfast with them before getting a boat across the river to the dunes the other side or Ilho da Amor as its known. Spent the day there with them and their kids swimming and eating crabs using small wooden mallets to bash them apart (far more effective than the usual impliments) and fish. Then went home to get ready for tonights party.

It was Leia´s daughters, Vittoria, 10th birthday and we were going to the party at her house so bought her a CD and headed around. Was quite a big bash with lots of kids dancing and the usual but also a fair few adults drinking and playing a type of billiards. A tournament was started and we were part of a few England v Brazil matches which we sadly lost at.

By this point we were getting a bit more sceptical about Acassion unfortunately. We lent him some money to buy some food for them as he was now broke and was expecting it back this afternoon as he was sposed to be getting some transferred from his home in Fortaleza this didnt materialise unfortunately and he now wanted to borrow some more money to get to Jeri. Jeri is not the cheapest place in the world (being a main tourist hub) nor the cheapest place to get to. We felt sadly that our goodwill had been stretched as he now said that he would definitely get the money for us in Jeri tomorrow but we knew for a fact that there is no bank there. Therefore we looked to be heading our separate ways unless something miraculous happened. We had only lent him about 13 quid and had enjoyed their company and meeting their friends, etc which we certainly wouldn´t have had a chance of doing otherwise. Its not a nice feeling being knowingly lied to but also we have met some really nice people here who we hoped would stay in touch but suspect that they may be told things that arent true about us but we´ll see.

Anyway we left the party after saying we couldnt lend him any more money and went home for a few hours sleep before we planned to get a jeep regardless tomorrow morning.
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