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South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo June 14th 2008

If you need a honeymoon spot this is the place to be. Trust me, I have taken full advantage of this little island I call heaven. Morro Sao Paulo is an island off the coast of Salvador about two hours boat ride away, and if you are looking for the best way to get there I’ll suggest the speed boat. I don’t remember much of it because I had my head on a friend’s lap the whole time dying of speedboat sickness. As you get off the boat there are teams of men ready to take your baggage to your hotel, hut, apartment, or house what ever you fancy, but don’t get tricked on the price anything more then 20 Real (the currency there) is too much. Now, you might want to be the tough ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo May 27th 2008

When you need a break from partying, Morro de Sao Paulo is the place to go. We got a cheap flight from Rio to Salvador, worked out cheaper than the bus. The flight(Webjet), got us there in 2 hours as opposed to 25 hours on the bus. Stayed in Salvador for one night, its a big city, don't know what the fuss is all about. However, we were intending on going to Morro De Sao Paulo so we only stayed here for one night. Morrow de Sao Paulo is an island two hours from the coast of Salvador. We got the boat from the port, and it was easily accessed by using the street lifts. Yes, actually an elevator in the city that bring you between the higher and lower streets, its great, no dragging of ... read more
Boat to Morro
New Job
Kev in Chill Mode

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo March 25th 2008

I arrived in Morro de Sao Paulo, a small island that is nowhere near Sao Paulo, but it pretty close to Salvador. The island has some amazing beaches called 1st beach, 2nd beach, and so on. The water is just the right temperature, and people sell açai (a tropical fruit, try it in Israel) right on the beach. I´m going to stay here 2 or 3 days, then head back to Salvador, fly to Rio, 2 days in Rio, and then home. ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo March 12th 2008

Oh happy days! These Brazilian beaches really are incredible. We travelled from Salvador to the island of Morros de Sao Paulo. With two ways of getting here we chose the cheapest of course. It was half the price! We could have caught the fast catamaran from Salvador for R$60 each but instead we spent a whole day travelling. We did save the price of one night’s accommodation though. A slow car ferry took us over to Bom Despacho from where we caught a bus to the town of Valenca. There we shared a taxi down to the port and a speedboat took us out to the island. It was all very simple and went smoothly until our boat got hit by the wake of another boat as we were about to dock at Morros. Our bags ... read more
The Fourth Beach
Palm Trees
Crumbling old fort

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 17th 2008

Onsdag den 13. februar kom vi oss endelig avgaarde til paradisoya.. Vi hadde faatt mange anbefalinger om aa dra hit, saa vi var litt spente paa hvordan denne oya var i forhold til Ihla Grande. Etter en to timers baattur var vi paa plass. Paa oya fant vi fort pousadaen vaar "reaggae". Vi hadde slengt oss med 4 gutter som vi hadde moett paa hostellet i Salvador, 3 nederlendere og en fra Hawaii. Den ene nederlenderen som jeg og Linda selvfoelgelig skulle dele rom med, viste seg aa vaere en superstressa fyr. Han skulle planlegge alt, men fikk aldri gjort noe, loep rundt med kartet sitt - var egentlig ganske saa slitsom.. Saa da vi oppdaga at det bodde 4 svenske gutter paa samme sted ble vi ganske glade. I tillegg moette vi tilfeldigvis paa irske ... read more
Wow wow wow...
paa baaten ut til Morro :)
Jentene som koser seg!

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo August 17th 2007

From Lencois we took the five hour overnight bus back to Salvador, arriving at 5am in the morning. After a few hours kip on the bus station floor (oh the glamour!) we grabbed a cab to the harbour in Salvador to take the ´fast´catamaran to Morro de Sao Paulo, an island just two hours away. The ´fast´catamaran service actually turned out to be a catamaran / bus / slow ricketty boat combo which took four hours. The sea was too rough to cross entirely on the catamaran, but once again the situation wasn´t explained to anyone. By the time we reached Morro the boat was full of seriously pissed off tourists. We were knackered and hacked off after a long journey with little sleep (and it was pouring down with rain which didn´t help!), but at ... read more
Dodging The Waves on the Walk Back to Our Room
Anyone Need A Ride?
The Sexiest Pina Colada Ever!

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo March 6th 2007

i have entered a new phase of the trip which right now consists of beach activities on an island off the coast of brazil where there are no cars and only streets of sand. despite this rule, it is more touristy than i thought and would prefer other smaller, less known beaches. we are renting an apartment, each of us pays about only 10 dollars a day. activities include suntanning, beach soccer, swimming, reading in hammocks, and small beach parties by night. before moro de sao paulo we were in a place called praia de forte, which is very similar but a bit more developed. you could spend months here going up and down the coast knowing all the beach towns. it reminds me a bit of costa rica, but the big cities are much more ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo March 1st 2007

I have spent the last two weeks on this island just a couple of hour’s boat journey from Salvador. Most of my time has been spent chatting, reading or sun bathing trying to give my liver a break after the carnage of carnaval. The plan didn’t quite go well the first few days as there was a full moon party which didn’t quite compare to those in Thailand but still managed to keep me up dancing all night. Every late afternoon was spent watching the locals play Futvolley. Basically this is a team of 2 on a volleyball court with the same rules except they can not use their hands or arms. Most of the hits come from the shoulder, head or flying backward kicks. Very skillful and great to watch. I left the island ... read more
Morro
Morro
Morro

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 23rd 2007

Ok, so you have all heard of Carnival. However, Carnival is not what you may think in the African populated North of Brazil. Carnival times transforms the city of Salvador in to a city of opportunity. The city swells from 3million to 8million people. -Opportunity for thrillseekers. -Opportunity for individuals to position themselves to take advantage of the many ways to make money from the thrill seekers. Including thieves. In a sentence: CARNIVAL BRINGS OUT THE BEST AND WORST OF HUMAN EMOTION Carnival how one can participate: Carnival Bahia is different from Rio. There is 3 circuits or vacinities for the party around the city. We were 3blocks from the safiest and most touristy Ocean Circuit so stayed there. The parade is a concession of trucks blasting live music with various themes and artists. The parade ... read more
Bloco
View of the carnival circuit
Kitted out

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 20th 2007

After 5 days of fabulous carnival chaos and musical thunder of Salvador we were glad to make our way to the peaceful island retreat of Morro do Sao Paolo, off the Bahia coast of Brazil. We hadnt booked the high speed catamaran that takes just over two hours to get there and so were faced with a comical 6 hour multi modal journey that included 2 boats, a prehistoric coach and wheelbarrow!. The journey was hot, humid, slow etc but well worth it. This island is stunning - miles of sandy beaches, no vehicles except for the odd van provided by possadas as transport, bikes and wheelbarow taxis!!!! Our hotel was in the remotest part of the island and the trip to and from the main village in the hotel VW van was a real bone ... read more
Morro do Sao Paolo
relaxing
coconot trees




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