Shake shake shake!

Trip Start Dec 09, 2006
Trip End Aug 03, 2007

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

After our day in Salvador, we hopped on a ferry the next morning headed to Morro De Sao Paulo which is on an island off the coast of Brazil. Being the boat lover that I am, I closed my eyes and waited for the ride to be over already. When we got off the boat there were guys yelling- ¨taxi, taxi!¨. Now, from what we knew about the island, there are no cars on it at all. So what taxis where these guys talking about? To our surprise, a taxi in Morro is actually a wheelbarrow (thats says taxi on the side of it) and they will take your luggage to your hostel for a small (yeah right) fee.
We had some trouble finding a hostel because it was a holiday weekend (not just for the Jews I guess), but once we found a place to stay we put on our bathing suits and head out to the beach.
The biggest difference that we noticed between Morro and other places that we visited was that Morro was very very touristy. Not just Israelis, but tourist from all over the world. I think that every local on the island makes their living off of tourism.
The beach in Morro is beautiful. Because of the rocks, the area that people swim in has absolutely no waves. Its like a salt water pool. This is definitely the way I like my ocean to be! Since there are no waves you can spend hours in the water just talking and playing with the water.
In the evening, we heard that there is a fruit shake circle on the beach. A fruit shake circle, apparently, is a bunch of people selling fruit shakes set up in a half circle yelling out as you walk by. Its pretty cool to see, but you really only need one person to make you a shake.
Since Morro is a very small place, after about 3 days we knew all the Israelis on the island. You couldn't walk anywhere without saying hello to someone.
We had heard that there was an end of the summer party that you have to get tickets for. So we did. Now let me tell you, I never went to such great lengths to get to a party! First, we had to walk from our hostel to the dock. Then, take a boat to some other place on the island. Then, walk another 15 min until we got to the place where the party was taking place. In the end, the party was fun but the way there was definitely more of an experience!
Morro has a lighthouse on the top of a hill which is considered to be a characteristic of Morro. We discovered that every night people climb up there to see the sunset. Since we are in Brazil which is on the east coast of Brazil, you cant see the sunset from anywhere. But since Morro is an island we could see the sunset and it was beautiful.
We decided that after Morro all we need is one more beach and couple more açai, so we headed to Itacare, surf city.
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