The Road to Iguacu
Iguassu Falls Nat'l Park
Macuco Boat Safari
Iguazu Falls Rest.
Foz Tropicana Aviary
6 - Rafain Churrascaria
7 - The Road to Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
9 - Sueste Bay Snorkeling
10 - Farewell to Fernando
11 - The Road to Rio
12 - The Hippie Market
13 - Sugar Loaf Mountain
14 - Copacabana Palace
15 - Too Much Gluten
16 - Botanical Gardens
17 - Buzios
18 - Copacabana
19 - Ipanema Beach
20 - Plataforma Show
21 - Corcovado Mountain
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BRAZIL TRAVELOGUE - DAY
5 - FERNANDO DE NORONHA BRAZIL
Taking a snack at Cia de Lua Loja (Cafe) after Diving.
We wake this
day at 6:00AM to another cold shower and breakfast at
the pousada. Today it's scuba diving with Atlantis
Divers for the second day - a morning dive this
time. We're picked up by the dive shop and off
to the marina where we'll share the Fly and Dive with
two Norwegians and four Brazilians.
de Noronha Scuba Diving for a scuba diving report for
return to the marina, we ask to be taken to the
Atlantis Dive Shop where we are to get our dive log
getting the information, we wander downtown looking
for a "Dive Noronha" t-shirt, but to no avail.
We stop for a bottled water at a small cafe in the
park, where we sample a couple of not-so-good
meat-filled pastries. We decide at this point
to rent another buggy for the remaining 24 hours of
our time on Noronha.
that across from the park there is a buggy rental
place, so we walk up and inquire about it.
The lady opens her window and is happy to talk to
us - in Portuguese of course. The rental rate
is $100BR per day and we don't have that much cash
- she takes VISA but not MasterCard which seems
to be a somewhat common occurrence in Brazil.
We work it out so we'll pay her later after we get
more cash, and we're off and running. This
is a MUCH better buggy than the last one, which
further emphasizes how bad we were ripped off before.
to the airport and take out some more cash, then
head for what is called Turtle Beach (Baia do
Sueste, or Sueste Bay). We relax and nap
in the sun on the brilliant white sand, then I hop
in for some snorkeling. The snorkeling is
great - I see a sea turtle, unending schools of
fish, and a massive 8-foot shark swimming free (luckily
the other direction from me). Also lots of
larger fish, such as big trunkfish, porkfish, and
others. All this in water shallower than my
knees. The water is bathtub warm and clear,
and I find myself just sitting there watching this
underwater world go by as the fish just mind their
own business and don't seem to care that I am there.
Turtle Beach in Fernando
de Noronha Brazil.
The bay is
great for snorkeling also because it continues at about
three feet in depth WAY out into the bay without ever
significantly deepening, creating endless snorkeling
opportunities. Another lady we talked to said
she saw four turtles and a small shark. As I drag
myself out of the water, we continue our nap in the
hot afternoon sun.
Sandra takes a nap while I snorkel at Sueste Beach.
beach, we head out to the Port to have a drink at an
ocean view restaurant, but my back has become so sore
that I'm feeling nauseas, and we have to go back to
the room. After a brief nap, we head over to the
Trattoria de Morena for dinner - Sandra has the
lobster and I the filet mignon. The lobster and
accompanying pasta were somewhat bland, but the brandy
sauce for the filet was delicious, so we just put it
off the meal with a homemade pudding dessert that was
quite tasty, and a shot of Baileys before returning
to the room.
Continue to Day 6 -
Farewell to Fernando
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