Daily blog: 27 November – Another bus(y) day

Plan for the day was a bus trip of around 9 hours from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, the next and final destination of the study tour. Start was at 8 am in the morning. Due to some communication problems with our two drivers it turned out after around 4 hours that we had taken another, even longer route. After grabbing some refreshments at our usual supermarket near Ubatuba, we headed further to our intermediate stop at Paraty.

The participants were all exited about the privilege to spent even more time in our luxury bus. Most of them used the time to work on their skills in synchronized-sleeping. Especially those who went to the soccer match in São Paulo the evening before since this resulted in a really short night of sleep.

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We arrived at around 16 pm in Paraty. There it turned out that we had an unexpected tour guide that had been waiting for us for there for 4 hours. After extinguishing all ‘hangriness’ with a typical pay-per-kilo dinner we got a short but really enjoyable tour through the historic part of Paraty.
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Re-energized we continued our journey to Rio de Janeiro. Some more hours, filled with nice conversations, sleeping and book reading passed, until we finally reached our destination: the Che Lagarto Hostel at the Copacabana, around 23 pm.