Rainy Colonial Town
Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
8Trip End Mar 07, 2010
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This morning we woke up early and took the 8am bus out to a small colonial town of Paraty. This town, according to lonely planet, has plenty of cute old colonial building and pretty beaches. The bus ride took 6 hours and we stopped twice along the way for bathroom breaks and snacks ( Salgados). We first stopped around 10 and then 1230 pm, I was surprised how huge the appetite the bus driver has for eating a massive plate of rice and beans and a bowl of stew meat. If I were him, I would have been sleeping by then, post -prandial.
Unfortunately,the rain just won't let up. So as soon as we arrived at the bus station at Paraty, we walked around and found a nice Pousada to check in. After some quick planning, we head out to tour the city despite the rain
We woke up early in the morning and found the sun to be out !!!! David and I went out for a long walk to the fort. Along the way, a dog followed us for a 4 mile trek all the way to the top of the fort and back until I told it to go away for it follow us to our room.
At 10 am, we went on this tour that visits the nartural water slide called Cachoeira do pedra blanco. There is a large bed rock that slants downward and people can go on it and slide down. The tour operator took us on a jeep ride to various destinations include 3 distillery, sugar cane processing plant and 2 waterfalls and one liliac garden
For dinner, David and I tried the per kilo dinner piled with a nice mix of Brazilian food, what else, rice and beans and grilled meat. We had some nice gelato Acai flavored before we hit the sack.