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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!
... so close and loud they might cause
damage and streets instantly several inches deep in water. Were stuck at the
top of town where nothing was open and there was no shelter, so soaked through
by the time we found an open restaurant. I was ready for that all-you-can-eat
wood fired buffet by then. Was a food chance to try feiojada, a very bland
beany dish, one of many ...
... 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 ...
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 ...