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... We got a taxi boat back round to the main beach after the sun went down and headed around to another hostel for dinner. The hostel had a deck over the sea and a 30R$ ($12) all you can eat BBQ with salad, garlic bread, baked sweet potatoes, rice, pasta, veg and best of all - unlimited BBQed sausages, chicken and amazing steak. We ate a good few plates each before we were stuffed, and even got a free caipirinha with the meal! It was definitely an amazing post hike ...
... and afternoon snoozes.
And a few observations so far:
- Doing anything in the Brazilian sunshine is knackering.
- You need good shoes to travel.
- Portuguese is a really hard language.
- Not many people in Rio and Ilha Grande speak English.
- Mosquitoes and insects are everywhere.
Traveller tip of the day: Caipirinha is a great hangover ...
then to continue with a ferry. The only problem was the ferry is going once a day, so if we miss it,
we need to wait for tomorrow. In order to be on a safe side, we took an earlier bus that should
arrive 1.5 hours prior the ferry departure. Everything was fine but in an hour the bus has got stuck
in a traffic jam. We thought this is probably due to a car accident, and we will move soon. ...
... afterwards, though it was touch and go with the tide - some of the areas that we had easily bypassed in the morning were under several feet of water in the afternoon, making it quite difficult to make some of the crossings. Steph, Corrine and Bec caught the ferry back. That night we opted to again join the group and go to a rather over priced kebab restaurant. Have to stop going with the group!
The next day we went on a ...
... of a gamble.We were lucky that everything went as it should, and we were with our stay in the Pantanal very happy. The day regime was as follows. At 6 am breakfast, at 7 am to set off with a guide for the first activity. Around 11 am was a return to the Lodge, where was great lunch awaiting us. After lunch rest, and about at 2 pm we were ready to go off for another activity. That lasted until about 5 pm. Around 6 we had dinner. If we, or some other group was out for ...