Pousada Oasis Ilha Grande RJ
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... on the positive side, we now had a vast array of lollies and junk food to accompany our 11 hour flight with a plethora of movies. 11 hours, a lolly stomach ache, many bad ham and cheese sandwiches later, we have arrived!!! In Chile.... Now to get on another flight to Rio! On this flight, I do have a lovely Brazilian couple sitting next to me who keep trying to feed me, even the food they brought with ...
... really good as we got free food and drink. We got to try some authentic food and drink which was great apart from when the waiter spilt a caipirinha on me and in his panic then spilt the whole tray of caipirinhas on me! Thankfully the weather was hot so I dried quickly. The tour ended with a home baked chocolate treat called a brigadeiro. Very nice, definitely deserved a tip!
Sunny, cloudy, showers.
... lots of the views whilst we waited for sunset. Slowly we saw the city light up which was equally amazing as Rio by day. After heading back down we went for dinner near our hostel but ended up leaving the restaurant after an hour when only one of our dishes had come, so the others got street food instead. We went back to our hostel to get ready to go out and ended up meeting a dance troop that were on Hip Hop Camp in Rio for Easter ...
... group. It was also at this point that I became aware of my innate British desire to not cause offence to anyone, so instead of simply declining his offer, I began to excuse myself for being heterosexual, babbling on about the respect I have for people who aren't afraid to explore their sexuality and about how I have gay friends and how I'm perfectly comfortable in gay bars and clubs, but how it's not really for me, but thank you for your interest, ...
This is where the people of Rio go to get away from the city when it all gets a bit much. 2 hours drive and an hour on the ferry from Rio we found ourselves on the "big island". The vast majority of this island is a protected nature reserve so only a small area is built up. This was perfect for us looking for some rest after a hectic 8 days in Rio. The little beach side restaurants kept us happily full ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool