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Adam’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 01 Mar 2007

Location: Itacare, Brazil

MapThe last update was at the first day of the carnaval...
well, its crazy. Its like yom haatzmaut in Israel just with a lot of music and a lot of people on the streets..
The first day we went out to see what its all about... then, we decided on a few things.. first of all we bought disposable cameras so the hands that are constantly in our pockets wont grab our cameras. We went out with nothing in our hand or pockets for the whole week. Even without shirts... :) The second night was the scariest one. There were twice as much people on the streets and a lot of violence in the air... (and not in the air), but don't worry, we kept our selves away from trouble... :)
The next night was great. We danced all night and had fun with all the locals and the loud samba music... What you basically do, is follow a truck which is about 70 % speakers, and you dance alongside of it on the main street. The next few days we did the same. The big difference was that we were joined by another lady that wanted to travel.. aka- lior... so, we are now all together...
The whole week was nice. We were 15 in our apartment living together and having fun. Most of the day we slept (preparing ourselves for the nights), and we cooked our dinners all together and we were a big happy family... :)
After the carnival, we each choose his own direction, and now we are in a place called ITACARE which is a nice surfers town, where we, as always, taking it easy and enjoying ourselves in the sun and on the beach.. We are not doing much. Every day we choose another beach to go to. Its very easy and peaceful here.. Just the other day we saw a few 7 years old kids doing Capoera on the beach. It was amazing to see what a little kid can do... I can only dream on doing that. One day, after being in all the beaches, we went to a far one which takes 40 minuts walk to get to it though the jungel. It was very nice with pinetrees all around. Sometimes we take a look around and realize where we are. After being here for along time, you get used to the view and forget to apriciate the little pices of heven we are in.
Other then that we are eating as usual, but after a long time we can eat here some Homos, falafel and Sabic in an Israeli place. Trying to surf and enjoying our time... but until now the waves are surfing us... :) At nights there is not much to do here. Everything is closed and we are spending most of our time relaxing and playing chess...
Until we will pass on to our next resort, we are here (Itacare) trying to think where to relax next...