Party in Paraty

Trip Start Feb 07, 2010
Trip End Jul 01, 2010

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Rio de Janeiro,
Friday, February 12, 2010

We thought we couldn't get hotter than two pastey Brits in Rio, but we we're wrong. Paraty, down the coast, is EVEN hotter!

We spent our last day in Rio taking in the sights of the Centro district and Santa Teresa. Centro is pretty much just the business district with tower blocks and offices everywhere. It wasn't the crazy mugging zone we had been lead to expect, just a bit boring. After visiting an impressively modern cathedral we stopped in at C&A! Apparantly, it's still cool in Brazil! We needed a white t-shirt for Matthew - he only brought dark t-shirts, which in this heat leads to allsorts of trouble with overheating and sweat patches. The sweat 'gilet' he donned on my birthday night out in Mojo made a comeback!!

We then caught a streetcar up the steepest streets to Santa Teresa, an old style, village-feel place. Matt rode on the edge of the streetcar, hanging on with all the young Brazilian lads. He felt really cool, but little old ladies were managing to do it too, as the car jolted over high bridges, with nothing but a bit of chicken wire stopping you from plumeting to certain death on the busy roads below.

After lunch, we were so hot we headed to Ipanema Beach for the rest of the day. It was so beautful, different from Copacabana, although it's just the next stretch of sand. The sea was amazing, so fresh and clear, just what you need in this heat!

Carnaval starts tonight here in Paraty, so we're looking forward to the samba drums, the costumes and whatever else awaits!

Right, my eyelids are sweating sat here, so I'll go and join Matt in the pool....hope the weather's good for everyone at home...hee, hee!! 


PS - Thanks for the comments and to everyone x
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Holly on

Hey - loving the blogs already and sorry you have sweaty eyes..!!

Remember all your 'Samba da Amigo' skills when you hear those drums, and tell Matty B to stop trying to 'out cool' the old ladies.

Photo's soon please, lots of love Hol xx

Kit on

Im not one bit jealous of the two of you having a splendid time on the other side of the earth, in a really hot country, viewing breathtaking scenery.

Your missed mate. Keep sending the pics


chris and rab on

wow,very, very jealous.
keep yourselves safe and have a wonderful time
chris,rab ,james and nel

Becs on

Your bogs are awesome, please keep them going - so cool to learn about a new country through your words and photos.

Continue to travel well and enjoy your adventures.


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