We arrived in Paraty at about 10pm and got a taxi to the hostel. The hostel had a bar and pizzeria within it so it was pretty vibing when we arrived. It was right by the beach a perfect place to run! The idea of coming to Paraty pre carnival was to chill save cash and find things to do when the girls are here so we don't waste their time! So we just got a fruit juice in a went to bed pretty early, which was impressive!
The next morning we were up early feeling fresh, the beach was nice but not that impressive, it had done cool spots to eat and have a few drinks. We went into town which was cool full of cobbled streets it had a real old town feel. There was a big hill to walk up into town that will properly cause problems with Lauren. We got back to the hostel and I went for my first run. I started down the beach and hit the main highway. All I had to do was find the exit I came out of and all would be fine I'd find my way back!
This did not happen after a six mike run in full blast brazilan heat with no water, no money and limited iPhone battery I was f***ing lost. Cut a long long sweaty story short that just involves me getting pissed off two hours later I was back thank f***!
We managed to stay In, operation save cash and get fresh is going well. The next day we ate warming to Paraty a lot more, we find a sick beach tour of different islands and a waterfall tour to do with the girls. I smash another run not getting lost this time. In the evening we pop over to a bar at the beach for a juice and the heavens open. There was no real shelter, a poor couple were having a meal and had to be moved right near the toilet and still got wet, romantic!
Day three and friday night the plan was coming together. Still alcohol free and on top of running we chill in the day and manage to get threw the evening! Saturday came and we got town to watch the footie with some lads from the hostel and managed to stay on the orange juice. We got back and I went for another run the 30 mike goal was on and I was really enjoying my running.
Evening came I got back from my run n Knate was getting beers, Saturday night had broke us it didn't help that the hostel had a good reggae band and we met some really cool people and the place was buzzing! We treated it as research mission for when the girls would be here! The night was fun a guy who works at the hostel came out and was dropping some awful cringe on a women from New York who was out with us and the night fads away we ended up in some grubby club but it was fun!
The next morning we were meant to be moving hostels but our fuzzy heads made us forget, the weather was grim so we slothed about, I still manage to get a run in to keep me on target. The next morning we realised we f***ed up we tried to stay at our hostel but it was full, so we had to go geko hostel. They made us pay for the night we booked and missed so it ended up costing us double, it was our mistake so we took it on the chin!
I finished off my 30 mike challenge with a six mile run down the river which was hard work but it was a good feeling to reach my goal. The geko had a really cool bar right on the beach that played sick music so we had a couple there. We met some cool Brazilian lads from rip so we picked there brains about carnival!
We head to bed about midnight and wake up quite fresh ready for our 10.20 bus to Rio. Overly excited about Rio and sort of relaxed from Paraty operation recharge was complete, well about 90 percent recharged but the excitement for carnival more than makes up for the last 10 percent