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Cachoeira Do Tobogã

Cachoeira Do Tobogão
Cachoeira Do Tobogã

This day, I had a blond moment. Sorry to all blond readers, this is a figure of speech.

Sick and tired of beautiful tropical beaches (as if!), we decided to take a trip to the forest nearby Paraty. The owner of the hostel had mentioned the Cachoeira Do Tobogã was a very beautiful place, so we jumped on a local bus and headed for it.

Now, as I said before, I do not speak Portuguese. Cachoeira sounded like cascada in Spanish, so I was pretty sure we were going to see waterfalls. I didn´t give much thought to the Tobogã part of the story.

The bus dropped us off by a little trail. We hiked a bit, crossed a suspension bridge and arrived nearby a large smooth rock: the waterfalls. Locals had gathered on the side and were… sliding down the slippy rock, and crashing below in a natural pool. Like on a… tobogan. Ah ah! Tobogã… Toboggan… Yes, gotcha.

It was raining pretty hard: the water level was very high, and the flow rate quite impressive. Of course, I chickened out and did not slide (official excuse was I did not take my swimsuit). Honestly, the idea of crashing down the rock below was not too appealing, but the locals guys were having a blast.

Little did we know that another adventure was waiting for us in Paraty!

Green Leaves In The Jungle
Green Leaves In The Jungle
Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
The Waterfalls
The Waterfalls
Sliding Down!
Sliding Down!
Nice Rainforest And Waterfalls
Nice Rainforest And Waterfalls
That´s A Lot Of Water...
That´s A Lot Of Water...
Church On Top Of The Forest
Church On Top Of The Forest
Green All Around
Green All Around
Rapids
Rapids
Feng On His Rock
Feng On His Rock

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