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After The Rain...

After The Rain...

It was raining the day we visited the Cachoeira Do Tobogã. What we did not know is that while we were having fun in the jungle, Paraty, the city where we were spending the Carnival, was getting flooded.

By the time we came back from the waterfalls, it was already 5:00 pm and it had likely been raining for a couple of hours. The bus station was okay, but as we took the hostel street, we stepped in the water, knee-deep. We managed to get back to the hostel (barefeet) where we learned Paraty floods quite often. The historical center floods at every tide (seriously!), and the district where we lived is below sea level, so it was even worse. Nothing to be worried about, but quite a pain to navigate the street when the water reaches your butt (and I swear, I´m pretty tall!).

The next day, the water left on the pavement offered beautiful reflections of the buildings.

It´s Raining Hard...

It´s Raining Hard...

Oh Oh... Seems Like We Have A Flood!

Oh Oh... Seems Like We Have A Flood!

Stranded In The Waters!

Stranded In The Waters!

Paraty After The Flood At Night

Paraty After The Flood At Night

Flooded Streets

Flooded Streets

Reflections In The Water

Reflections In The Water

By The Church

By The Church

Our Hostel

Our Hostel

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9 Comments

  1. Salut Zhu,
    Wow !! You are going to remember that place.
    I have not been around these past posts but thinking of you guys on your long trip. I have to play catch up !

    That’s a hell of a lot of rainwater/ river overflow !!

    See you soon and take care.

    Bises,

    Barbara

  2. @RennyBA – Thank you! S day of rain, I don´t mind, but the flood susprised me.

    @Agnes – Perfecto maybe? I lost my Spanish to Portuguese!

    @Tulsa Gentleman – It´s not too often apparently, or at least not as much. People were a bit freaked out!

    @barbara – It was a lot of water, for sure! But it´s part of the experience 😉

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – It reminded me of HK during typhoon season!

  3. Hey Zhu,

    Minha nossa…look at that! If I had been there the water would have reached my neck LOL LOL I am petite!

    Loved the reflection of the church on the water…so beautiful!

    I am loving your adventures!

    Adeus!

  4. haha. its funny how people build things where it floods. i think its better to leave the land as farmland or parks or something.
    but it looks like you had fun. i love the pic of the people standing in the doorway.

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