Paraty

Trip Start Mar 26, 2008
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Trip End Mar 26, 2009


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Flag of Brazil  , State of Rio de Janeiro,
Monday, October 13, 2008

Paraty is a little gem of the Rio state. Picturesque old churches and brightly stoned buildings lined the heavily cobbled streets surrounded by mountains and sea! All windows and doors have brightly coloured frames which add a real charm, there is no cars on the center...just horse and cart ! I didnt make it to any of the many stunning islands nearby as id just come from ilha grande and didnt feel the need.

The first day i arrived there was a festival in the streets and fireworks, live music and people dancing. This place is tiny and easy to walk everywhere. The shops and cafes are chic and cosmopolitan, Beautiful art galleries are plentiful, there are obviously rich Brasilians living there.

Approx once a month all the streets get flooded by the sea just enought to cover all the center and everything reflects in the water.. its a shame i missed this, i saw pictures and its amazing !  Im glad i visited Paraty, it was comletely different from anywhere else id been, I stayed for 3 days.... then went back to be with Fran... Rio part 2 in next blog
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