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The Gang

In the bus station in Salvador, I was walking around looking for the first bus that was going to leave so I could jump on it. When all of a sudden, this lovely girl approached me and told me that she was going to Pipa if I would like to join her. I first made sure it was in fact me she was talking to. I then double checked that she was not blind or did not confuse me with someone else...and then I straight away booked my ticket.

She was an Israeli girl called Lihi. She later told me that the reason she approached me is that I had the look of either a lost puppy or a baby deer caught in the headlights. Here was me thinking that she invited me for my rugged good looks and generally Brad Pitt-esque characteristics.

Tired?

The bus journey was unbelieveably long and was not helped by the fact that I spent the entire night getting violently sick in the unfortunately broken toilet. Fortunately for me, nobody seemed to notice. Or should that be nobody seemed to care. Either way, if he is reading this, I apologise to the person who had to clean that toilet.

Eventually the bus came to a stop and Lihi told me this was our stop. To get the next bus he directed us to take the left and by the church you will get the bus. As I am a gentleman, no really I am, I offered to carry both our bags. After all, the driver said it wasnt far. I think the driver may have been the person to have to clean the toilet. He did not like me. Out in the searing heat with both our bags on my back I wondered to myself, how could such a small girl have such a big bag?? Oh and also, where was that church?? We walked for ages until she offered a break.

The Original Pipa Crew
While talking she let me know that it was not only Israeli men who join the army at 18 but women must also. So I gave her my bag to carry.

The walk seemed to keep on going. We had to cross a river, run through a private farm, fight off snakes (Lihi came in handy there, Im like Inidana Jones on that one) and attempt to hitch hike until the bus appeared. Hmmm. We went the wrong way but hey, a result is a result.

Pipa is amazing. So beautiful. Beaches everywhere. At our pousada we met a Japanese guy, Arata, and a Portuguese lad, Rodrigo who negotiated with the owner to get us cheap rates on a 4 person room. They themselves had just met in Natal and decided to come here together.

Before long we had amassed some of the best people ever in our little pousada.

The Lads
We had people from all over the world, Israeli, Irish, Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, English, Mancunian, Scottish, Germany, Dutch.... There were so many languages, reasons for travelling, reasons for being there, cultures and backgrounds yet we all shared the same sense of humour.

Pipa quickly became one of my all time favourite places in the world. The town is beautiful. The many beaches are amazing. The weather was great. I think it was truly the people I was there with that made it so great. I feel so lucky to have met them all.

We shared everything. We shared some crazy nights out. We shared our food and our drinks. We shared good times together and the bad times. We saw each other at our best. We saw each other at our worst.

derekbilldaly says:
It really was, Brazil is such an amazing place, I cannot wait to go back someday and relive some of the magic there! Hope you enjoy it!
Posted on: Oct 02, 2011
Sweetski says:
Sounds like the perfect trip to me..., let's hope I will have a similar experience in November :D
Posted on: Oct 02, 2011
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The Gang
The Gang
Tired?
Tired?
The Original Pipa Crew
The Original Pipa Crew
The Lads
The Lads
Cool As Ice
Cool As Ice
CJ & Her New Toy
CJ & Her New Toy
Sun Set Fun
Sun Set Fun
Raining In Paradise...And They Lau…
Raining In Paradise...And They La…
Surfs Up
Surf's Up
The Finest Capoiera
The Finest Capoiera
Arata Looks Hungry
Arata Looks Hungry
Capoiera By Sun Rise
Capoiera By Sun Rise
The Perfect Dive
The Perfect Dive
Pura Vida
Pura Vida
Leaving The Beach Behind After Ano…
Leaving The Beach Behind After An…
Its A Tough Life
It's A Tough Life
Waiting For The Sun To Rise
Waiting For The Sun To Rise
Emma After Stealing Some Guys Glas…
Emma After Stealing Some Guys Gla…
Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin
Arata Shows Us Japanese Style
Arata Shows Us Japanese Style
The Derek Dance
The Derek Dance
Catherine, She Always Smiled
Catherine, She Always Smiled
Posers
Posers
Rodrigo
Rodrigo
Drink Anyone?
Drink Anyone?
Lihi & Andreas
Lihi & Andreas
Kerstin
Kerstin
Awww Camera Shy
Awww Camera Shy
Kerstin Telling Me Off
Kerstin Telling Me Off
Waaasssaaaabbbiiiii!!!!!
Waaasssaaaabbbiiiii!!!!!
Tam
Tam
Sun Setting Over The Beach
Sun Setting Over The Beach
The Pros
The Pros
Praia Goldolfino
Praia Goldolfino
Beleza!!
Beleza!!
All Surfed Out
All Surfed Out
The Death Of Bill...........
The Death Of Bill...........
A Little Quiet Reading
A Little Quiet Reading
The Walk There
The Walk There
Omri Looking Cool
Omri Looking Cool
Andy
Andy
Lihi & Bob
Lihi & Bob
Chilling In Bed......Check Out The…
Chilling In Bed......Check Out Th…
Bob
Bob
What Is Tom Doing With Bob On My B…
What Is Tom Doing With Bob On My …
What A Feast!
What A Feast!
Beware! Kiss The Chef At Own Risk!
Beware! Kiss The Chef At Own Risk!
The Original Pipa Crew
The Original Pipa Crew
Still Have No Idea What Animal Tha…
Still Have No Idea What Animal Th…
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Beware! Kiss The Chef At Own Risk!
Beware! Kiss The Chef At Own Risk!
Stay Outta My Kitchen
Stay Outta My Kitchen
The Salad Chef
The Salad Chef
The Luckiest Light Bulb Ever
The Luckiest Light Bulb Ever
Bob Found A New Friend
Bob Found A New Friend
Or Maybe Bob Isnt So Lucky
Or Maybe Bob Isnt So Lucky
Omri, Me & Bob
Omri, Me & Bob
Coming Back From A Hard Day At The…
Coming Back From A Hard Day At Th…
Coming Back From A Hard Day At The…
Coming Back From A Hard Day At Th…
Beautiful Beach Hidden Away
Beautiful Beach Hidden Away
The Stairway Down To It
The Stairway Down To It
The Surf Pros
The Surf Pro's
The Seasoned Professional
The Seasoned Professional
Omri Gets His Hair Straightened By…
Omri Gets His Hair Straightened B…
Omri With His Hair Straight For Th…
Omri With His Hair Straight For T…
If He Had Catherines Hair
If He Had Catherines Hair
Our Lovely Swimming Pool
Our Lovely Swimming Pool
A Dogs Eye View Of The World
A Dog's Eye View Of The World
Our Dog
Our Dog
Our Monkey
Our Monkey
Emma Enjoys Our Head Massager
Emma Enjoys Our Head Massager
Daly, Derek Daly
Daly, Derek Daly
Our Pousada
Our Pousada
Rodrigo Ponders On Life
Rodrigo Ponders On Life
The Journey Back to Natal...Look H…
The Journey Back to Natal...Look …
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photo by: Sweetski