My week on the farm in Taboquinhas gave me surprise after surprise. I had no idea of the huge variation in tropical fruits, how cacao fruits look like for example. The many tropical fruits I bought in the supermarket were packed in tins. On the farm, I learned how to pluck them from the trees and to enjoy their real taste, while the birds sang their songs around me. Awesome indeed. I doubt what I consider most satisfactory, spending time on the beautiful beaches nearby, or time I spent in the plantations of Fazenda Taboquinhas.