On Saturday, May 18th, we headed to Aguas de Sao Pedro with the intention to go in these awesome mineral baths/ hotsprings. When we got there we found out that the baths were all closed because they were doing renovations in the park. We decided to stay in Sao Pedro to do some adventuring. Many groups went on short hikes into the neighboring forested areas, and others- like myself, decided to get some much needed souvenir shopping done. The most striking aspect of the small town was the sense of community that I felt while walking around there. It was not large by any means, but all the shops were so close together and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I couldn’t help but correlate how small communities are probably more engaged and part of each other’s lifes- that a small community like this could probably overcome all sorts of obstacles because there is a sense of awareness and engagement.
When we left Aguas de Sao Pedro, we headed up to some lookouts where you could see all sorts of farmland and rocky areas. It was a beautiful day, and it was definitely nice after the intensely busy week leading up to that day.