Sunday, June 22, 2008

Brazil: Paraty daytime continued...

 
 
 
 
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Brazil: Rainy Divine Festival Day in Paraty

Day two in Ubatuba, Brazil and the Sun god was NOT interested in aiding us in our mission to attain pure beach satisfaction. So we drove to the village of Paraty, where they were having a Divine Festival. There, we ate authentic "country Brazilian" food (like cow tail) served to us by a one-armed gypsy who claimed to have two wives.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Brazil: Cachoeira do Primira (a Roadside Waterfall on the way to Ubatuba)

Driving along the highway somewhere south of So Paulo, we stumbled upon a road sign advertising a waterfall. So naturally we had to check it out (after all, there might be fairies living there!)






A-ha! A fairy condominium...?

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

In Search of Winter Sunshine in Ubatuba, Brazil

Our primary objective in Ubatuba, Brazil was to enjoy the beach, but this proved difficult because although it had been sunny the previous 10 days before our arrival, the sun was hiding shyly behind ominous clouds most of the time. The locals were smart enough to stay home. Indeed, no one was playing on the floating waterpark:

Here I am, standing ready on the beach in case any Brazilian babes in bikinis walk by. (Nope... All in Rio maybe? Six months ago?)

Finally, days later, on our last day in Ubatuba, the rain stopped and it warmed up enough to spend the morning at the beach. But the weather was clearly conflicted. To our left, ominous clouds...

...while to our right, sunshine. Weird!


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Where Is Brian? Ubatuba, Brazil





A few hours south of So Paulo is a little coastal town called Ubatuba. Normally, this place would be bustling with tourists and surfers, but this is the beginning of the off season, which explains why we're the only ones staying at this Pousada (bed and breakfast). The weather is, well, disappointing so far. Apparently, we just missed a week worth of sun. Now it's pretty much overcast with alluring hints of blue sky here and there.

Food-wise, there's an abnormal number of pizzerias along one main street, the common self-service BBQ buffet places, a few japanese/sushi places, an arabian restaurant and a mexican place.

More to come...

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