Manoel & Vivian with me just on the outskirts of Pipa - an over-rated resort south of Ponta Negra.
Sun 30th Sept After yesterday´s energetic thrills decided to have a fairly quiet lazy day. Shared a taxi with the couple from Sao Paulo and journeyed inland - looked at sugar cane fields; they grow a lot of it here, not just for sugar (which they eat a lot of anyway) but for making alcohol for fuelling cars and drinking. Also went to a big attraction, way inland - a competition judging the skills of young cowboys ( it looked a bit like a cross between sheep-dog trials and a rodeo) - very interesting. We drove further south along the coast and into Pipa, a popular resort (expensive). 'Had a long swim but did not like the beach - lots of hidden rocks. As we thought Porta Negra was better, we just and a snack there and drove back. After a shower back at P. Negra had a leisurely meal with Manoel and Vivian; they are flying back to Sao Paulo tomorrow. They asked me to contact them when I get down there.
An early night. ´Decided to stay in P. Negro on Monday night - ´have not yet explored Natal city.
Retired Headteacher of a London school, who, since the autumn of 2007 has travelled the countries of S. America - with the exception of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana). The first trip began in September 2007 and covered Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru; it ended in mid December with two of those months spent in Brazil and Argentina - the two largest countries. The second trip (March 1 - April 17 2009) was shorter - seven weeks- starting in Venezuela and continuing into Colombia and Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.
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