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Clara an her dad picked me up from the airport that afternoon. They have a beautiful house! The only Brazilian house I've visited so far. (Not counting the favela house) most people in Rio live in apartments. We had rice and this yellow stuff which wasn't bad for dinner. Me and Clara caught up a bit on life and she had to go to bed early for school which starts at ...
Unfortunately we arrived in Ilha Grande in the rain and that set the scene for the few days we had here.
We did manage to trek to Lopez Mendez beach one morning and the sun came out for a while to allow us to enjoy the squeeky white sand and warm blue water.
Ilha Grande has potential but reminded me of many beach places in Thailand!
After a fluffy morning, trying to enjoy some quality time on
the balcony before check out, took the bus to Mariana, a smaller and less
intact colonial town. Had some nice old buildings which I explored with Carol,
a Londoner I bumped into at tourist info.
More grey clouds and rumbles of thunder eventually produced
the mother of all thunderstorms, ...
... to finally reach the beach! The beach was one of the biggest on the island, it was stunning. Like most of the Atlantic the sea was wavy, perfect for surfers and for Shaun. We played some bat and ball which was abruptly ended by the rip of Shaun's swim shorts. Not just a small rip but his shorts split in half! Thankfully we had a sewing kit left in the bag so Shaun did a quick fix! We spent 4 hours on the beach but eventually the clouds started rolling in meaning the ...
... taxi (basically a wooden speedboat!) Depending on the season, you can even see southern right whales and penguins here alongside coral and tropical fish. The 'resort' of Abraao, basically where the ferries come in, only has 3 streets. I spent the few days I was here lounging around on the beach, snorkelling, trekking in the jungle, drinking caiprinhas and eating scrumscious food at Kebab, a recommendation I'd received from Ioannis and Laure, two friends from London that I'd met in ...