Paraty; Silence Is Golden. March 8th 2007 Sunday 4th March to Thursday 8th March, 2007.
Having bid farewell to Mario I headed to the waterfront and caught the 10am schooner to the mainland swiftly followed by the noon bus to Paraty, two hours to the south. Set on a shoreline of jutting peninsula´s and secluded beaches the town prospered in the early 18th century as a stopover between Rio and the Minas Gerais goldfield´s but had now, si ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Paraty Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
It seems a hell of a long time ago since I returned, May '07, from my mid life crisis inspired voyage of discovery, adventure, mystery and God knows what else that was my six month sabbatical ! Now preparing to start again in Long Beach, Ca with a new job in May '08. Read all about it here and don't forget, leave a message. ... full info