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November 20, 2005

Rio........and beyond

We arrived in Rio after 48 hours on a bus down from Pipa...the bus journey wasnīt without incident....saw a particularly grizzley scene through the bus window on the first night that involved the aftermath of a motorcycle collision...people here not only dont wear helmets they dont wear tops or shoes either so it was the first real dead bodies i have seen, i dont need to describe it but it was lit by the headlights from a truck that had stopped and the driver was looking bewildered in the road, our bus didnt day after a fitful sleep it turned out there was a guy onboard who was under psychiatric care but without a carer...he was getting more and more irritated and eventually ended up shouting at a little old lady at the front of the bus and started to kick her seat and go for her...nobody as usual did anything so as i was the nearest i got up and shouted at the guy with my blanket in hand and got the driver to stop and sort it out properly...he got off at the next stop and mucho obrigados were sent my way....anyway we reached Rio with no further disaster.....heres what we did in pictures.......
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We left Rio after 4 days and headed south for a few hundred Kilometers to Paraty...nice and laid back and surrounded by beaches and islands....Cobbled colonial streets surround our house, here is the view from our window
The owner doesnīt ever come back so we have the place to ourselves most of the time. The owner is called Samuel and he smokes like a chimney, he is also building a house in a secluded bay along the coast. He took us there for a day trip disguised as a tour....the boat was another freighter full of bricks and Samuel fell asleep in his part built house while we sat on the beach and were entertained by the local kids


We had one storm but itīs been so hot we are hoping for another. The rest of the time the sea is the coolest place...


Posted by Jono on November 20, 2005 07:10 PM
Category: BRAZIL

John John John, your hair is long!

Posted by: mike on November 29, 2005 01:58 PM
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