Gone South 120 - Virginie, Marie & Arnaud

We've gone south for 120 days & invite you to join us (if only from a distance) on our trip through Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia & Peru. The initial idea of doing it by car was temporarily abandoned due to lack of funds to rent a car. This obviously doesn’t rule out the purchase of a car somewhere along the road. Should you want to see what we're seeing, doing and enjoying, come back here & drop us a line! We'll try to keep this blog updated with photos & comments. Enjoy it!

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Gay Paraty...

We´ve officially left 1 of our 2 homes in Brazil... and this time, I presume, for quite a while.

Returning to Paraty, waving hello to friends when crossing the hill with our backpacks, hugging Edouardo and family at Atoba at arrival, realising Mel was no longer a puppy, all felt as if we had unexpectedly returned from a perilous journey of self-discovery to the safety of the "shire"... It felt great.

We were allocated the best rooms with a magnificent porch overlooking the best pool in Brazil (where most of our time was spent!).

Edouardo, together with Dado, took us around Paraty in his infernally noisy pick-up, to go and dive in the waterfalls, eat out at a remote local restaurant and to catch a boat-ride to a fantastic little island restaurant.

Despite our educated guess concerning our friends' sexual inclinations and having spent many a great night in London and Brighton with gay friends, nothing prepared me for the little lillac and pastel yellow boat that came puffing into the idyllic little bay we were waiting in... Waving their straw hats, whilst tanning on the roof and sporting tight briefs, seventies mirrored raybans and holding out their champagne glasses, Edouardo´s friends invited us on board of the BASE I...

We spent a faboulous afternoon drinking caipirinhas, swimming and eating sea food until none of us could keep our balance and the boat drunkenly bobbed its way home in the sunset.

We´ve now left Paraty, Atoba, Edouardo and Dado, fluffy Mel, our porch, the swimming pool, the sea, the waterfalls and the islands...

I´m sad, but Rio, sexy Rio, is waiting for me!

Ciao, Arnaud


Anonymous bonpapy said...

Dag alle drie!
Wij vinden het enorm ^pijyig dat wij er niet zullen bij zijn om jullie dadelijk bij thuiskomst terug te zienen jullie "fit and well"na zo lang terug thuis te weten;
Toch roepen wij WELKOM 3 maal welkom!Op 12 mei komen wij terug van

grimaud en hopen jullie dan spoedig te zien; Voor Virginie zullen wij dus een beetje meer geduld moeten hebben,maar dat geduld hebben wij !!
intussen dikke ku van Bonnemamy en Bonpapy
Uw laatste weekjes schijnen "super " te zijn !!C'est finir en beaut',!!

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Anonymous Geneviève said...

Salut à vous tous,
Ça doit vous faire bizarre de retourner aux endroits que vous avez déjà visité...Ça y est déjà, la fin de votre périple. Je ne réalise pas moi-même que nous sommes en mai, tellement de choses qui se sont passées depuis janvier, je n'ai pas vu le temps passer...David et moi on a reçu un bruxellois la semaine dernière, Stephen (l'avez-vous rencontré ? un philosophe de la KUL) anyway, on lui a fait découvrir Montréal en l'encourageant à vendre l'idée à Bruxelles, en espérant que le message se rende jusque sur la rue Paul Lauters. On souligne mon anniversaire ce samedi, lobsters party ! J'aurai une pensée pour vous. Profitez-bien des derniers instants, à bientôt xxx

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