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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 ...
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, ...
So from the original "urban jungle" itself to the beautiful jungle island of Isla Grande, translated literally Big Island. The island is located just off the coast of Rio state and was roughly a four hour bus journey with Costa Verde. Once home to Candido Mendes high-security prison, housing some of the most dangerous criminals in Brasil, the island remains fairly undeveloped. At the time of my visit, very strict restrictions on development remained including the fact that no ...
Our last day in Vitoria!
Rochelle was up and off at 7:00am Heather and I wanted to hit the beach and do a little more shopping before we had to catch our bus at 3:30pm so we checked out and caught a taxi back to the Vitoria Mall. Because we had all of our luggage with us, I sat and guarded the bags while Heather shopped. I really didn't have anything to shop for and it was fun to sit and people watch for a few hours.
It was cloudy but we ...
... de Jurema and up the hill to Praia Grande (Big Beach). He stopped briefly at the walkway to Praia Pequena (Little Beach) to ask if we wanted to go there. I told him to take us to the best beach, so he turned left into the parking lot of the Praia Grande. It was a lovely little beach, getting it's name only because it was the larger of the two adjacent beaches. There were five concession stands selling everything from fresh coconut water, in ...