|Avert your eyes, herbivores.|
Heladeria is Spanish for ice cream store! Once we got to Brazil, out of all the cold Bolivian weather, we ate ice cream ALL THE TIME!! (We ate it a few times in Peru too.) Seriously, in Paraty and Ihla Grande, there was a time where we went for ice cream 5 times in 2 days. Think about that.
|My brother dropped his ice cream, but it's OK: 19/20 scoops is still 95%.|
The flavours, the variety, the freshness, it was all so delicious. My favourite was Maracuja, aka Passion fruit. I think what really sold it for me was the fact that it was a) pay per kilo (which I love for its fairness) and b) super cheap. You could get like three big scoops for like nothing!!
|Ice cream. Even for times when it's cold enough to wear scarves.|
The other H is for hammocks. When we stayed in the Pantanal, we stayed on a ranch and slept in hammocks for two nights:
|Boys and girls in the same room. *high pitched OOOOOOOOOOOHHH*|
Most people ask me how it could've been comfortable sleeping two nights there and I felt the same way at first - apprehensive. But after the first night went by and I felt so refreshed, I had been converted. I mean, there's a reason people fall asleep in hammocks on summer days; it's because they're bloody comfortable.
The only gripe I had with it was that it did tend to get a bit cold at night. I quickly learned though that the key was wrapping yourself in the blanket. You lose a surprising amount of heat through the bottom of the hammock!
One caveat though with the hammocks. I'd been told that sleeping on them for a few nights is OK, but if you ever were to do it long-term, you'd get horrible, horrible back pain. (I used horrible there twice for emphasis - See? I'm a writer!) I've yet to confirm this so maybe once I do I'll write another blog post about it.