Buns and bikes in Buzios
Trip Start Aug 03, 2007
88Trip End Aug 01, 2008
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We were fortunate to get a bit of good weather while there so we took advantage and got some good beach time in...along with much good people watching! The Brazilian bikinis and speedos were definitely in effect. The most interesting thing we saw on the Geriba beach however was not the bodies nor the vendors that sell everything under the sun (clothing, jewelry, hand bags, food, drinks, souvenirs), but rather footvolley (pronounced foosivolley by Brazilians). I looked it up on the internet after watching it and find that it has been around for a while. I had no idea! It is described as follows: "Footvolley is the new international beach sport that is capturing the attention of fans around the world! From the beaches of South Beach - Miami, Florida and across to Europe, down to Asia, and over to Brazil and
South America; footvolley, the sport of the future is here, today! Exciting and fast paced; footvolley, is beach volleyball without the simplicity of using your hands. It is a
little more complicated and it requires a lot more skill; no hands allowed, only your head, feet, and chest"
We also rented bikes one day and learned a very important lesson...before you pay for the bike, SEE it first! Our bikes were junk and the most uncomfortable ride I think I have ever had! The frames were way to small and the seat nearly impossible to sit on after more then an hour. It did not help that the streets were cobblestone so the extra bumpiness reminded us every moment that our seats did not have much padding. In order to make it back to the rental shop James had to rig his break system so that it would hold up. We ended up returning our bikes after only a few hours though we had them rented for the entire day because they were that bad! Not a good choice on our part. The rental agency did not seem to care that their bikes were junkola as it seemed their main source of business is the rental of buggies which many people used to buzz around the town.
It was a relaxing few days and the beaches were beautiful, especially at the end of the day around dusk when they were clearing out from all the people and we could just sit and read a book or watch local fisherman jump in their small, colorful wooden rowboats and paddle out to sea.