Photos illustrating Farewell Rio, Chapter 9

Page 115.  “Our destination, Paraty, roughly 150 miles from Rio, was a coastal village founded in the 16th century.”

[Google Map showing the route from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty.]

Page 117.  “Our second surprise was that the road into Paraty from the coastal highway was unpaved, one lane and treacherous. Quaresma palms and breadfruit trees canopied sharp ruts hardened by the baking sun. In several places where it crossed a stream the road disappeared completely, dissolving into circular muddy ponds surrounded by thick shrubs.”

[The jungle near Paraty, from Panoramio — click photo for credit.]

Page 119.   “In Paraty the threat of tourism was unmistakable. The tiny colonial
village had a fine harbor, baroque churches, charming squares.”

[Photo from Panoramio of a church in the historic center of Paraty — click photo for credit.]

Page 119.  “We found Dom João’s house. It was one of the few that faced the sea.”

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[Book cover, illustrating a house on the coast at Parati.  One chapter describes the house of Dom João de Orleans e Bragança, with photos.  The text of the English version was written by Andre Correa do Lago with Roa Lynn.  Click the photo for details of the book.]

Page 120.  “We stayed in the town’s only lodgings, a converted country house fronting the main square.”

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[Photo of the Pousada  do Principe, a pousada in Paraty owned by Dom João de Orleans e Bragança.  Unlike the pousada where Kate and John stayed in 1968, this one is not primitive and spare.]

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