Falling in love with surf

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

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

This country just keeps getting better and better everywhere I go! Itacare is definately the best place Ive been so far, they have everything I could ever want here. We finally caught our bus in Eunapolis at 2:00 in the morning and the bus was full so we had to sit on the floor and the bus reaked of piss, it was disgusting. And every stop we made mre poeple kept getting on, it was a long ride! We finally made it to Itacare at 8:00 in the morning and I immediatley felt at home. Its a small surfer town of 8000 people. There are lots of travellers here too, mostly israelies. We hung out on the beach the first day, there are lots of little beaches all along the coast that you walk through atlantic rainforest to get to. Then the second day we had a guide take us in a dugout canoe up the river to a bunch of waterfalls and swimmin holes then stopped at a small restaurant and drank caprinhas til the sun set than canoed home in the dark, amazing! We also tried coca fruit from the trees, one of the guys cut it open, it tasted so good. Yesterday I fell in love with surfing. We rented a board and went to the beach and realized we ahd no idea what we were doing. Within the hour though we had two of the lifegurads giving us free lessons and I caught on right away after that. Then we hiked 40 min to the 4th nicest beach is Brazil. As we were walking I started to realize I needed water so I asked the guy where I could get some. Next thing I knew he was up in a cocunit tree grabbing some coconuts. If your thirsty, you just climb a tree and drink a coconut! I really could stay here forever but I think Im leaving tomorrow with a guy from the US. But I will have to return, Ive met lots of people here who came once and never left and its the same for all the travellers, most had plans to leave a long time ago. They have mountain biking and rafting and rapelling and there are waterfalls everywhere. The town itself is very chill, lots of guys. The ratio is somthig like 9:1. We met the guy from the US in our pousada 10 min after we arrived and he said he already knew we were there. Crazy, so we do have to be a bit careful but all seem harmless. This place is very realxed, when you ask someone how they are the response is always "tranquilo", and there are NO STRESS stickers and t-shirts everywhere, that is there way of life, very relaxedm tehy work everyday but they dont really work at all. Everyone hung out most nights at this bar/samdwhich eatery and played chess outside all day. The one girl asked for a sandwhich and the guy told her when he was finished playing chess. And thats the way it is, no clocks or concept of time, I love it!
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