Unfortunately, my room was right above the hotel’s restaurant, so I was woken up bright and early by the kitchen staff setting up breakfast. On a positive note, I was the first to arrive at breakfast and therefore the first to arrive at the pool, so I was able to get the best spot available.
I knew that the next week ahead was going to be filled with lots of activity, thus I decided to just relax for the entire day. Around noon, I went for a stroll along the beach. Here are some photos from the walk:
One thing that I took note of is the incredible confidence Brasilian women have. Every single one of them, no matter age or size, exude this enviable lack of self-consciousness. Having grown up in the States, where girls from an early age develop all sorts of issues with their bodies, it was delightful to see a culture where all bodies are celebrated. And I could tell that the men loved it too! I decided that I was going to try and adopt this attitude for the rest of my trip.
The day came to an end way too quickly and before I knew it I was saying tchau to Porto and heading back to Recife for my evening flight to Rio. I could have easily spent another week in Porto, but I was excited to finally experience Rio. I had been wanting visit the infamous city for many, many years!