Trip Start Aug 25, 2005
40Trip End Oct 28, 2005
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We decided to remove another day in Recife from our plans and we wanted to go to Porto de Galinhas. A very nice beach 60 km in the south of Recife. In fact it is very touristic with many small hotels and pousadas and many shopping possibilities.
You can spend a lot of time in this shops. ... and by the way, when Melih told me that we want to go there I had no Idea what this is ;) ... just following ;)
Nice Homepage of Porto de Galinhas, but it is only in Portuguese
Bus trip ... or Car trip
We went to the airport of Recife to take a bus, but there came no bus ... and we were waiting and waiting ... It was so hot and I got a headache
But suddenly a taxi driver asked us where we want to go and it was quiet cheap ...
And also another man ... with very light skin wanted to join us. He spook fluently english and was from Holland. I couldn`t believe that he was 63, because he seams to be younger.
Melih talked with him the whole way to Galinhas, but I was so tired because of the high temperature and it is so relaxing in a moving car ;) ... so I just slept the whole way ...
When We arrived we searched for a nice Pousada, which accepts VISA Cards and we found one with the help of a guide and Diego (Dos Beija Flores = Colibri).
That`s the name of the holland man.
But he told us that this isn`t his real name. It is easier for the brazilians to pronounce this name us his original name.
A good Pousada in Porto de Galinhas
The best Brazilian Food and the best Beach
We walked along the beach and I was really impressed ... this was of course my first tropical beach. And so I just enjoied and took many pictures ... I couldn`t talk with them ;)
Diego told us that there is a better beach without many tourists, but with the best restaurant and with many surfers.
And it was true. The Name of the beach was Maracaípe.
In the Bar do Marcão invited us Diego to Caipis and Juice and a genius meal. It was rice and shrimps and vegetable. But the best was the souce. This was a portion for two persons, but it was enough for four persons ;)
I also watched the surfers and the people on the beach.
When we left the restaurante and walked along the beach back to the village we saw a surfboard without a person. We couldn`t see somebody, but then there came a girl and another boy. The girl seams to be the girlfriend of the missed surfer.
The boy ran into the water and tried to help him.
They told us that it is sometimes difficult to leave the water, because of the currents.
But they were sucessful and we continued walking.
After Diego left the Galinhas we started sightseeing in the shops.
In the night we went to a nice bar with live music, but a girl was singing. She sang just for fun, because she had a bit of time ;) ... but we could enjoy her nice voice.
It was only a pity that she only showed her back.