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A Trip To The Beach That Led Me To The Surgery Room In Brazil

This accident would have been easily avoided if I…

TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Globetrotters
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10 min readMar 13, 2024

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The author is shirtless and wearing sunglasses, a white swim short with blue stripes and a neckless. He is holding a coconut while looking at the camera and smiling. He is at the beach and the water is crystal clear blue water. All the way in the back, you see a green hill and to the left, a hotel. The sky is clear as there are no clouds.
Enjoying a sunny and warm day while drinking some fresh coconut water in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Photo by the author TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE

One of the scariest travel moments I’ve ever lived was during a trip to the beach in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. I started the day enjoying the warm weather and drinking coconut water out of a real coconut and ended it injured due to an accident in which I got involved at sea, forcing me to go through surgery the next day.

During the month of November 2021, I planned to spend each weekend on a different beach in Brazil. I had just returned from the U.S., where I had been living for the past years, and I was working remotely as an ESL teacher in Brazil. I spent 6 months in Brazil before moving to Dublin, Ireland, so I wanted to make the best out of my stay there.

Weekend One would be in Salvador, Bahia, which is located in the northeast part of the country. Weekend Two would be in Paraty, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Weekend Three would be in the capital city of Rio, and finally, Weekend Four would be in my favorite city in the world, Arraial Do Cabo, located in the northern part of the state of Rio.

Getting involved in an accident during Weekend One would compromise all the other exciting adventures planned for the rest of…

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TRAVEL STORIES BY GABE
Globetrotters

I am a poor kid from a Favela (slum) who visited 30+ countries. My moving stories will inspire you to achieve your travel dreams no matter where you come from