Guarujá Beach

This past week we went to an island named Guarujá, which is about 2 hours away from Cotia (where we are staying now). On this island they have some very nice beaches. It was Gil, myself and Gils little brother Junior (I’m calling him Johnny). We stayed at the Guarujá hostel. It was pretty cheap R$39 ($13 USD) per night per person. The room situation was 6 to a room, there was just the 3 of us in a room except for the last night. The last night there was another dude there, I won’t mention the name that Johnny was using to refer to this guy.

The first day went to Enseada beach, seems to be a pretty popular beach with some nice views of the mountains and other small islands. The entire time that we were at the beach I didn’t take any pictures because I knew that there would be times where no one would be there to watch our stuff. So I didn’t even take the camera to the beach, but I took a few pics from the car.

I took this pic on the way to the beach, I’ve seen this a few times. I have yet to figure out what its all aobut but I like it.

There is still hope in Brasil!

There is still hope in Brasil!

In order to get to Guarujá (and Camburi) you have to drive through some mountains, here is a view of one tunnel that we drove through.

One tunnel we drove through

One tunnel we drove through

Here is a picture of our room in the hostel. Evidently this hostel had only been open for 10 days so the place was still pretty clean. The bathroom in the room was pretty nice, until Johnny runied that for all of us.

Guarujá hostel

Guarujá hostel

This is in my bed. When I was a kid I preferred the top bunk, but in this case there was a fan that was just a little too close for me so I decided to take the bottom bunk this time.

This is me

This is me

One view of the beach from the car. This was taken at the begining of the beach, you can see how many people are at the beach towards the end of the pic.

Enseda beach

Enseda beach

The only Thai restaurant that I’ve seen the entire time I’ve been here in Brasil. According to the police that were stationed about 1KM away this place doesn’t even exist, LOL. The first night we drove by the entire beach and I knew that I saw a Thai restaurant so i suggested that we go and eat there later that evening. So we drove back to that general area and parked, looked for a bit didnt find it. So we asked some cops where it was, they said that they had never seen such a restaurant and would be especially surprised to see a Thai restaurant in that beach. So we looked for a bit more but didn’t find it so we ate somewhere else. Turns out that we looked in the wrong direction, it was very close to where the cops were stationed, we just went the wrong way. So I was determined to go there. I figured it would be expensive but I told these guys “I don’t care what it costs at this point, we are going to eat there!” So we went there, and it was extermly expensive in Brasilian terms. Gil said it was one of the most expensive that he had seen. It was about R$80 ($35 USD) for just a meal. I was soo surprised by how expensive it was that I told Gil that we should ask for the menu, I told him to tell the waiter that if we coudn’ t keep a copy of the menu that we would leave. These menus were not fancy menus either, no hard cover or anything. By this time we had already ordered 3 cokes (R$5.5o each which is very expensive as well), we placed our order for dinner and then Gil told him. He told the waiter that I wanted to keep the menu. He said in Portuguese “He is very particular about this. When he finds a menu that he likes he wants to keep it. If he can’t keep it we will leave. This has happened before, he is serious.” To our surprise they wouldn’t let us keep their cheap menu in exchange for three expensive meals. So we got the check for the three cokes, paid and left. It was better that way because their food wasn’t exactly what I was expecting anywayz.

Thai restaurant we almost ate at

Thai restaurant we almost ate at

Us after eathing some Açai, which is the shit. I know that I will miss this back in the US. There is always next year!

Gil, myself and Jhonny

Gil, myself and Johnny

Here is a picture on the way back to Cotia.

View of the mountain road

View of the mountain road

Abraão

1 Comment

  1. Chris Ubertaccio Said,

    January 20, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    I miss you! I love your pics – you sure got tan. The city is just like on TV shows! You are too funny with all the cat stuff.

    Renato says you will be back in Feb so enjoy your time and bring back lots of good ideas for us.

    Take Care!

    Chris U