Travel Day: Buzios

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The Fellowship

Before the trip to Buzios, we had one last hike.  This would last all day.  The Fellowship of Brasil included Joe, Brett, Byron, Antonio our guide, Anthony the propietor, and of course myself.  We hiked for about 2 hours and came across a huge waterfall.  After a brief swim in the falls and lunch we continued our journey to the top of the falls.  Here we met Babado, an old grizzled moonshiner, who lives at the top of the falls.  He fed us the most delicious banana i have ever tasted.  He joined the fellowship up the mountain.  During the hike Antonio pointed out a sloth sleeping in the trees.  We came across another waterfall, not as tall but equally impressive.

hiking
  After a brief swim into the cavern created by the waterfall, we began the descent.  Half hiked down and the other half repelled the giant waterfall.  At the conclusion of the hike, Anthony introduced Brett and I to some moonshine...yummy. 

Anthony had one last surprise for us.  Every guest gets to plant a tree to encapsulate the visit to his nature preserve.  He gave each of us a young tree and had us pick out a spot and plant.  Pretty cool.

After dinner we hired a private car to take us to Buzios.  The taxi cost 250 Reals, which was more than a bus, but of course more convenient.  The drive took an hour and a half.  We booked a room in the center of town for only 40 Reals per person at Beira Mar Pousada.  It was thursday night, so it was not as crowded as the weekends.  So, after a couple of caipinrhas at Anexos, we called it a night.

 

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The Fellowship
The Fellowship
hiking
hiking
Natural jacuzzi
Natural jacuzzi
one of many waterfalls on the hike
one of many waterfalls on the hike
action shot of our guide
action shot of our guide
our water source
our water source
struggling up a rock cliff
struggling up a rock cliff
yeah, im sucking in
yeah, i'm sucking in
waterfall
waterfall
the river runs through it
the river runs through it
surrounding rain forest and the de…
surrounding rain forest and the d…
intact rain forest
intact rain forest
damn funny
damn funny
the hike
the hike
bananas supplied by Babado
bananas supplied by Babado
hunting
hunting
brett chilling
brett chilling
VICTORY!
VICTORY!
planting my tree
planting my tree
brett and byron planting their tre…
brett and byron planting their tr…
Buzios
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