Arraial do Cabo

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  • Day54

    First of many

    January 21, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    So today we hit the beach for the first time. It was like a little piece of paradise and while Mark ventured towards the sand dunes I took some time just to sit and take it all in. I feel very blessed to be doing what I am and the first few weeks have been like a holiday but now the realisation has kicked in of the enormity of it all. This is the very beginning of the adventure yet we have already seen and done so much. This trip has already changed my outlook so how will I feel in 12 months? We head back to check out of the hostel and our taxi arrives to take us to arraial de Cabo. We arrive very quickly and once again we are really pleased with the hostel. My sister was shocked that we were sharing a dorm but this really is the cheapest option and I'm pretty used to it from my navy days . We intend to walk out to the beach but guess what? ....IT'S RAINING AGAIN! We go into the nearest restaurant and sit down for something to eatRead more

  • Day56

    Arriaial De Cabo

    January 23, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    I haven't written for a few days but we are in the same place and if i'm honest I have taken a little time out to relax and take it all in . This place is really beautiful the beaches are perfect and the atmosphere is very relaxed or should i say it was till yesterday as lots of people started arriving for the weekend.We have actually met someone English which is really unusual in the places we have been , although lots of the people staying in the hostel are keen to practise their English and my Brazilian is improving daily(with the help of sign language) .
    The hostel we are staying at is really clean and comfortable and we are currently sharing a dorm with 4 other people . Mark went out last night with Josh and rolled in at 4am pissed as a fart asking for the DIB DIB (his word for a remote control) to turn the air con down. As you can imagine this went down like a lead balloon and one of the guys asked to be moved.
    Although it is really cheap out here I have decided to do a little cooking and we head to the supermarket to buy the basics. I have really missed doing the normal things like cooking and cleaning , although i did do hand washing yesterday with the 2 buckets of water and the sink with a washing board built in, oh the joys of backpacking. After dinner we sat and played cards and listened to some music, Mark has said he won't be drinking until carnival now? thats 2 weeks away , we will see!!!!
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  • Day57

    Boat Trip

    January 24, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    We get up early in the morning and decide that today is going to be hot hot hot , there is not a cloud in the sky, and as you can probably tell that is unusual so far.
    We have met an Brazilan guy who speaks perfect english so we ask him if hed like to join us , thank god we did because the process of boarding a boat is quite strange here. You have to buy a pass to enter the marina as well as your boat ticket so once boarded we head out for the islands. I can say we werent dissapointed, this place just keeps getting more and more beautiful. One of the islands we go to has a huge tree that looks like a bonsai tree and this place is an ancient indian burial ground . Even though we have factor 50 on the sun is so hot we are still burning. We then ride past a rock called monkey face and it really does look like one although i dont think the pictures do it justice . Heading to the next island Mark and i stay on the boat , and one of the divers pulls a sea urchin from the bottom .
    We head back to sure and i say to Mark about going to see the sunset we follow the sun and arrive at Praia de grande(big beach). It is one of the biggest beaches I have seen and curves around for miles. The sunset is a little dissapointing as there are quite a lot of clouds but even this doesnt take away from the beauty of this place .
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  • Day59

    Brazilian Traditions

    January 26, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ 🌙 75 °F

    It is our last day in Arriaial de cabo and I have to say I am sad to leave this little piece of paradise. The beaches and the waters here are so beautiful and today the waves have been massive but i'm sure our journey will bring many more of these.
    Today we were chatting to a couple of people in the hostel and i said that the one thing i really missed was a bath .... they explained that in Brazil they have Motels , now don't get confused as this is not somewhere you drive to they are basically sex chalets that you can rent on an hourly or nightly basis , they all have baths and some even have extra oxygen ,(dont think we'll be needing this)
    Today i also had my first Brazilian wax (omfg) i arrived back to the beach 2 hrs later walking like John Wayne , but feel well prepared for the Brazilian way of life but whilst away Mark had been leading Buddy astray so i ordered dinner and we headed back to the hostel to pack.
    After a shower we headed down to the nearest and first beach we had seen and participated in an Acai , its like a frozen fruit smoothie and absolutely delicious , (i will definitely be repeating this experience, but not sure about the waxing.) Whilst watching a game of soccer a lovely ending to this week.
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  • Day58

    Under pressure

    January 25, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    Today we headed to another beach in Arriaial . The beaches here are very different even in the same citys, some are for surfing , some are for snorkelling, and some are for boats . We have decided to take a diving trip today, only to 10m but i want to try it before i commit to booking my Padi course. We head out on the boat and begin prepping all the gear for the dive , god i thought getting a wetsuit on was bad enough but my god the gear was massive , weights tanks and flippers. Raffael and Mark let me go first and the instructors from Deep Trip were amazing. Sabrina spoke perfect English and as i entered the water I felt really confident . We spent a little time on the surface and then when i was comfartable we started to descend , however when i got to about 4 m the pain in my ears was really bad and no matter how much i tried to clear them it was still bad. I thought it would be a good idea after a couple of attempts to try and fight it and as we descende further the pain was excrutiating and instead of concentrating on my breathing my focus had moved . As i panicked water started to fill my mouth, I had no idea how deep we were and panic had no overtaken any concentration I thought i would die . We ascended back to the surface and Sabrina asked if i would like to try again , but the pain was still excrutiating so i chose to get out , I was so dissapointed but hoped Mark would have a better experience. He did! I was so glad for him, but so dissapointed for myself . Ah well theres always the surf !!!!Read more

  • Day175

    Lagoa de Araruama und Arraial do Cabo

    June 14, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Eine weitere Reisebekanntschaft... Schon "zweiten Grades" :-)
    Claus habe ich in Sydney beim Forró kennengelernt und in Wellington, Neuseeland bei einem Samba Festival wiedergetroffen.
    Er kommt ursprünglich aus Rio und hat mich eingeladen, mit ihm in seinem Brasilien-Urlaub ins Haus seiner Mutter nach Arraial do Cabo zu fahren.
    Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio und Búzios sind Badeorte da. zwei Stunden von Rio entfernt.
    Schöne Strände, klares Wasser, könnte für meine (deutschen....???) Bedürfnisse aber alles etwas wärmer sein... Naja, es ist ja schließlich auch gerade Winter hier...
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  • Day28

    Days 28 & 29: Arraial do Cabo

    September 10, 2018 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After another 5-star breakfast, Barbara kindly saves me a trip to the rodoviaria and drives me to the stop for local buses and for a princely US$7 I get a ride to the town of Cabo Frio, 70 km. eastwards. Once again I'm grateful for travelling only with a small backpack, making it easy to jump off wherever required. From Cabo Frio it's a shorter hop south to the resort town of Arraial do Cabo, passing along a causeway.

    Arraial is a superior beach town to Saquarema, so it's more Bournemouth than Blackpool. However the weather is unseasonably grey so maybe it's more Blackpool after all. Apart from the 10-foot cacti, which flourish in this usually dry microclimate. Having missed out on these in the interior, I am delighted to find here this classic vegetation normally associated with deserts.

    Nationally, Bolsonaro is slowly recovering from his assault but Lula, the man who might have been his most formidable opponent, is serving a 12-year jail sentence. It makes our Brexit neuroses seem like the Vicar's tea party.
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  • Day194

    Arraial do cabo - Soirée cinéma

    May 29, 2018 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    De nouveau en vacance, que c’est bon de se réveiller avec la sensations de ne pas avoir de contraintes. Nous geekons une bonne partie de la journée avant d’aller prendre l’air, Matthieu et Romain iront faire un footing, tandis que Pierre meurt de rire devant un film. Nous lancerons également l’invitation de notre week-end de retour, cette fois si nous prévoyons de le faire sur 4 jours comme c’est le pont du 1 Nov. Le soir nous irons tester le meilleur burger de Cabo Frio avant d’aller voir le nouveau film de la saga Star Wars « han solo ». Le puriste Matthieu restera sur sa fin mais pierre et romain on bien apprécie. Pour notre plus grand bonheur, sur le chemin du retour une pompe à essence est ouverte. À l’aller il y avait une queue de plusieurs dizaines de voitures mais pas au retour, nous sommes soulagé de faire le plein et donc de se projeter d’avantage dans le programme des jours à venir.Read more

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