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... and there were no other people around. After about a 1 hour struggle we decided to head back as we suspected we may have got lost. On the way down we meet a local boy leisurely scrolling up the hill wondering why we are sweating so much. On top of that he was of
course wearing flip flops and told us we should have worn them as well! :) Anyway it was a good decision after all as the temperature really was very high and one of us would pass out sooner or ...
... the island. Our hostel was a 5 minute walk from the pier which was a god send considering we were very hung over. To try to clear our heads we took a stroll around the cute little town and headed on one of their many walking trails. The loop was 2k, walking in the forest, passing a couple of beaches, some ruins, a viaduct and a natural pool. That evening we enjoyed some local fish stew and headed to bed to get rid of the hangover!
We were in luck! ...
... was minimal and saved a lot of hassle. It was a much longer than anticipated van drive as we had to stop twice for the driver to check the engine, plus pick ups along the way were slow and it was stifling as the A/C didn't work. Anyway, we eventually got to Conceição de Jacareí, which is the closest point to the island for boat access. I said goodbye to Helen and Abbie that were continuing on to Paraty. I then got the private boat that brought us across the choppy waters, but in ...
Today was always going to be planned as we went along - it would always depend on the weather!!!!! Blanca had several plans, but it wasn't until we saw her after breakfast that it was decided what we could do. But talking of breakfast - it was lovely today! We started with fresh, warm bread, which I ate with some cheese, then it was the fresh fruit - today pineapple, melon and delicious mango! Even better was the ...
... br> I said cheerio to Vila Casanova and got a transfer to Ilha Grande with green toad bus..... thanks for recommendation Becky! I got picked up at the door at 11am in a smooth friendly transfer to the island. The alternative was a 4am start with taxi, public bus and long ferry journey.
Traveller tip of the day: Speak to local residents, best way to get to know a place.