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... night before that we'd earned a rest day, we instead woke ready to take on another challenge. Keen to see a different side of the island, we headed in the opposite direction, following a hike trail to the feiticeira waterfall. We were kind to ourselves though, compared to the day before the route was a bit shorter and the terrain somewhat easier. Unfortunately, the camera battery died whilst photographing some dancing birds, so we don't have a photo ...
As per The Plan<TM> I stayed in bed until 12ish to fight off any sign of a hangover. I wasn't missing much, it had been raining all night with no sign of letting up. Having said goodbye to Carl (for good) and the couple James and Lucy (who we'll remet in Paraty) I spent the day sorting photos, reading and playing cards in the hostel.
In the evening ...
... got even heavier, so after the boat, walk to the bus and bus to hostel we arrived back in Rio at 10pm looking like drowned rats.
We checked into Books hostel which was really cool. It had graffiti all over the walls and the hostel owner Philipe was really laid back and nice. They sold amazing Passion Fruit Caipirinhas in the bar so we got a round in and quickly got ready and then ...
Left lovely Paraty at 8.30am for a leisurely 2 hr drive up the coast. Great sights with jungle, mangrove swamps and sea views all the way. Hopped on a small catamaran and headed out to Ilha Grande which is a tourist Island about an hour off the mainland. It was initially a quarantine Island but now has hotels, backpackers and heaps of restaurants. It was very busy there but can certainly handle lots of people. Dropped our luggage then headed out on a water ...
... our usual: one little biscuit for breakfast. Here is where we discovered that Brazilian coffee is INCREDIBLE.
Every day we walked down the tranquil cobbled streets to the beach where we sat amongst the canines. Hannah was extremely popular with the dogs and often found herself sharing her sarong with the alpha male (when he was not trying to seduce the other dogs).
After our first dinner of one avocado, we decided it was time to brave the ...