Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
Bed and Breakfast Paraty
Paraty is quiet - its midweek in low season, and there is only 1 festival on at the moment, so we seem to be the only people in town - we are the only ones staying at our hostel anyway which is rather a strange experience.
We took a jeep tour to see the waterfalls - and are the only people on the tour... Our very enthusiastic guide is Carlos and he keeps telling us that his job is the best in the world (it probably is), and that his English is sh*t (which it isn't). The waterfalls all have a pool for swimming, and one has a long expanse of water running over slippery rock forming a natural water slide. Excellent fun, and we are still finding the bruises a few days later. We also go cachaca tasting (the local sugar cane spirit, with ice and lime it is a caipirinha).
The following day we took a boat trip to beaches and other snorkeling spots. There are other tourists on the tour!! although most of them are Brazilian. The boat comes complete with live entertainment in the form of a singing guitarist. I think Bevan is having to suppress the air guitar but I cant be sure.