Oh, Trindade…

Trindade. Pronounced with a soft and seductive Brazilian Portuguese ‘g’ – “Trin-dodge”. A small village on Brazil’s Costa Verde, about 20 miles south of Paraty, Trindade is known for its beautiful beaches. We only made it to one – Praia do Meio. The original plan was to hire a taxi boat and hop from Sono, Brava, Cepilho, along with a not-to-be-missed visit to Piscina do Cachadaço – a natural pool formed from volcanic stones that’s full of tropical fish. And all of this beach-hopping was to occur after we’d spent the better part of our day exploring the Gold Trail. Such ambitious plans. But you know how plans go when you’re traveling – out the door!

So instead, we spent the entire time at Praia do Meio trying to decide if we should brave the dead-of-winter chill and take a dip, or if we should just settle for a barefoot beach stroll. The icy water decided for us, and stroll we did.

Though grateful for the chance to visit Praia do Meio, in the end, I felt shafted by the short amount of time we had to spend in Trindade. So I’ve added Trindade back to my Brazilian wishlist of places to visit and explore – next time, in the summer season. But until then, I’ll keep these images forever etched in my memory…

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Where have you been that you’ve added back to your wishlist of places to explore in more depth?

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