As you sail away from Paraty you discover a magical group of islands...
mostly private, some rented where it seems like you could live unnoticed, no one bothering to check on you...complete solitude.
There are islands where there seems to only be one house, and then others, that seem to have a few houses.
There was one that had a restaurant practically built into the rocks.
The food was a yummy grill of seafood and fish, delicious potatoes, rice and beans (a staple here)
and of course the sweet ciapiroskas. This is a version of the drink that is called a caipirinha, only instead of the local liquor called cachaca it is made with vodka. I prefer to have mine with strawberries but other versions include lime (the original), kiwi, pineapple and passion fruit.
The vegetation is amazing in Brasil in general. You have lush forests and mountains covered in green ALL the way to where they meet the sea.
It is certainly a beautiful country and I feel quite lucky to have the chance to live in it!