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Trip Start Jan 17, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

So so so my little munchkins...
We have changed hostels and goodness me I really have got use to 'ruff necking' it now cause I hate this upper class hostel with its computers and working plugs *spits in to a tin* but I make do.

So Tuesday we thought lets go kayaking. It wasn't to sunny and there is not much else to do so off we go, over to some rocks, to a private island (one of the directors of Philips electrical owns it) then we go to this little bay and the tide begins to go out and get get stuck on the mud! Crabs start coming out from the ground, a tree has fallen down and fish are jumping in to my kayak but its all good fun isn't it! We manage to get free our little Argentinean guide was a hoot / maybe stoned but a hoot! It was quite beautiful to just be bobbing along the water seeing turtles and fish just next to you. I think I now want to be a professional kayak'er I loved it and he was asking me if I was professional!
We got back to the beach and Paraty is famous ("famous") for its muddy beaches and off we go in to the mud! Now it's lovely and all - I've probably spent lots of money doing it in a cosy little room in a spa but being so furry as I am it's not good! But I was a laugh looking like a creature from the blue lagoon!
I arrive back burnt, that sneaky sun getting through the clouds and reflecting off the water - my nose won a competition to be the nose of Rudolf the red nose reindeer next winter!

That night we are saying good bye to my new found loves Sarah, Michelle and Yussuf (I had to write this to shut them up) so we have a Mexican night and said our emotional good byes!

When-es-is-the-day already adopted in to a new group we are off to another beach. Now public transport is great and I love it (sarcastic tones could apply here) but in Brazil holy smokes...it's a 40 minute roller coaster ride, down hills, up vertical roads, through a small village with no road and over a stream - literally. But we arrive alive to the place beginning with T (I'll fill it in hopefully) and its lovely as usual, the heterosexual men with us get a football and do the whole Alfa male thing (none of them really able to claim the title) so the rest of us (including a swiz army guy, oz girl and a London lass) swim, sunbath and have a laugh.
After a bit we go for a walk to this waterfall thing where the is some natural slide thing. Walking up this little path it's all getting very exciting (whoopsies Asda shelf exciting) we get to our destination and there is a slide and natural pool - so we go down this waterfall under a rock and in to a pool which was lovely (possibly you can die but meh it's a risk) stand under a waterfall like in a herbal essences advert and its quite lovely. The bus back was so busy - more than London rush hour busy and the journey was like being on a roller coaster that's broken (I really can't keep away from Blackpool references!) but we made it just about, met up with my American Gurl Jessica (she is from L.A. and we might get married) and went for some food and cake...R$4 for cake and the selection was amazing and of course I went for the biggest one and o my it was so amazing!

Now we are shimming off again this time in slightly better style with a lovely roomy coach to São Paulo biggest city in South America hopefully I shall be able to pick up some trainers due to me now wanting to come back an actual action man (all this and all I've done is kayak, snorkelled and slid under a rock) / also pursue my ambition to be an assassin I think there could be a real market for me over here and I could hide out on Ilha Grande with my favourite hostel woman!
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