Posted on April 18, 2008 - by MG
One Last CaipirinhaOriginally uploaded by mgharrisWell it’s come to this…As Ali and I down one last caipirinha we contemplate what a terrific place North Eastern Brazil is for a holiday. None of the insane commercialism and sheer dedication to tourism that you find in Mexico’s premier resorts, but a warm and well-organised welcome in all the hotels…big and fancy or titchy and family-run.
Lots of great activities to do; but the rough-and-ready type that make use of natural beauty without bending it to the will of the tourism magnates. So it’s sand-dune buggy rides, zipwire into a lake, snorkeling off a platform into a coral reef, all the tasty seafood you can eat washed down with any lime-based cocktail you like; caipirinha (cachaca), caipiroska (vodka), caipirissima (rum).
Ooh…there was an aqua theme park…is it the thin end of the wedge?
I’ll miss the coconut, cashew and mango trees, the bareback horse-riders and the cheerful buguieros (buggy drivers).
And I’ll miss the limey afterburn of endless caipirinhas…
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