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... was good, the sun was shining unlike yesterday. We got up early ready for a 2 hour trek to a beach! The island doesn't have any cars so the only way you can get around is by walking. The whole island is set up with walking trails, ranging from a 30 minute walk to 12 hours. One person walked the whole of the island in 8 days! The trek to Lopes Mendez beach was very hilly, walking up boulders and fallen over trees in the forest. It was really fun though but we ...
... to the port of Vila do Abraćo on Ilha Grande.
Admittedly it was the first time I had really been on my own since I arrived in Brazil, so I felt a little off. The hostel for the first night was Che Lagarto which is in a great location but just felt a bit sterile to me after the homeliness of Discovery. I did meet some people there but knew they were just to bide the time with rather than become buddies with (except for Blanda from Brazil who was lovely!)
... government controls on infrastructure and building expansion the island is a place of scenic beauty with countless tropical beaches, lagoons and mountain trails: a paradise for the nature lover.
In the past it was home to a quarantine holding facility which served as a checkpoint for European immigrants arriving to the New world in order to limit the spread of infectious diseases at a time when cholera was rife. It later served as a penitentiary prison for ...
There was no second connection this morning. The bus dropped us off
at the dock for the boat to Ilha Grande. There was some confusion as to
which dock and when it would leave, There were three Argentinians on
the bus with me and they seemed to have enough Portuguese to get to the
right dock and even figure out the departure time. We still had an hour.
Plenty of time to go across the street ...
... of our time on Ilha Grande drinking Brahma or sunbathing with them. Hiked through the rainforest to an amazing waterfall one day. Was hoping to see parrots but made do with the incredible butterflies - so huge and the most amazing colours. And we heard howler monkeys in the distance! Swam in the waterfall and had a picnic on the rocks drying off. Played with local kids in a pool in the river - sliding down the little waterfall and trusting ...