Pantanal

Pantanal Travel Blog

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Connie all geared up to go rafting
So we left rain soaked Paraty early on the 21st October and began our 2 day bus journey to the San Jaoa farm in the Pantanal. We pitched camp on both nights beside service stations, the first been a pretty decent, the second not so much. We even managed to acquire some wine in the service station restaraunt, though we were told it would be quite impossible since beer isn´t sold in any service station in Brazil (@ 3 euro a bottle quite a find also).

The Pantanal is a massive wetland of 230,000 square kilometres.

Day 1 : Once we arrived we headed out animal spotting on a boat trip. Twas quite warm so a lot of them were sleeping or in the shade. We did spot some caimen, tucans, monkeys, king fishers and other random animals who´s names i can´t remember.

Day 2 : We went piranha finishing this morning, i caught two (but they slipped the hook). Connie got none but he tried! In the afternoon we went horse riding, spotted some wildlife, waded through some swamp and did some galloping. Ass and back were quite sore after that.

Day 3 : We went Anaconda hunting, i didnt look too hard cause i didnt really want to find any! And we didnt...

We slept in hammocks for the three nights, seemed like fun at the beginning, but our backs were done in by the end. Tempertures hit the 40´s and we spend most of the afternoons asleep. Food consisted of a lot of beans and rice and of course the piranhas we caught (not much meat in them).
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Connie all geared up to go rafting
Connie all geared up to go rafting
On the river looking for Camin
On the river looking for Camin
Found one!
Found one!
Thats Another. Hes turned over and…
Thats Another. Hes turned over an…
Heres a horse standing next to a f…
Heres a horse standing next to a …
Hammocks = serious back pain
Hammocks = serious back pain
How white am I?
How white am I?
Pantanal
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