Trip to hippie town

Trip Start Sep 02, 2006
Trip End Feb 17, 2007

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Monday, October 2, 2006

I love travelling, not knowing who youīre going to meet or where youīre going to be the next day, its fun, definately an adventure. Somehow I keep ending up in places no tourists go to (not Trancosa). Lea and I are in Euanopolis, its not in my travel book. Weīre in an internet cafe waiting for our bus, which doesnīt leave til 2:00 am. We missed the direct bus so weīre on a detour now. The slow pace of Trancosa was contagious and we almost didnīt leave. But weīre enroute to Illeus now. After my last entry my foot started hurting and I didnīt sleep all night long cause my foot was throbbing with pain and I woke up with a swollen foot I couldnīt walk on. This is my third foot infection and Iīm starting to wonder if there isnīt some kind of animal in my foot??? The doctor gave me some pills that I didnīt take, its better today though. I dinīt write about the last one but it was the worst, I almst went to the hospital at 3:00 in the morning cause the pain was sooo bad, newver have I felt that before and I waas scared cause it was after swimmin in the mine that the travel agent told us was too dangerous to do. Hmmm, donīt know why she said that. Lonely planet and a guy from Germany said it was okay???
We arrived in Trancosa yesterday at lunchtime and it was sooo hot! We wanted sun and we defiantley are getting it, I already have my tan back. We toured around the dirt roads in town and went for lunch before checking out the beach. It was amazing! The quadrado, where we stayed is on top of a grassy bluff lined with colorful pousadas and shops, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, every color. There are no cars in the quadrado, just grass where everyone plays fotebol and lots of kids run around. You can smell marijuana EVERYWHERE! Really, all the restaurants and bars and hotels. There is a church at the end of the quadrado on the edge of the bluff. Once again it felt like a dream or a fantasy, too perfect to be real. We went to bed early and got up at 5:00 and watched the sun rise then went horseback riding for three hours along a trail in an ecologial reserve and home again along the beach. We stopped for a swim and some pineapple and the guy taught us some capoeira, (everyone here know capoeira). Iīve never been horseback rinding before where I actually got to control the horse, but it was full on with these horses. We did alot of galloping and running which Iīve never done either. I couldnīt stop giggling even though my ass hurt so bad (and my foot too). We hung out on the beach for the rest of the day and met more interesting people, Iīm starting to actually understand people when they speak now, its cool. Its election day today so everyone is preoccupied, they all care about the election, its all theyīre talking about, its mandatory for them to vote. Since Iīve been here there has been people on every corner handing out cards and flyers to vote for so and so. And trucks with loud speakers, singing songs and giving speeches, and Huge flags and parades of people campainging for candidates. Itīll be interesting to see the reaction tonight when we find out who wins.
Other than my foot and alittle bit of heat stroke, things are going really good. I love Brazil (I think Iīve already said that). I never want to leave. But I miss everyone back home too.
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