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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 ...
... we chilled out on the beach with a beer and a burger until the sun went down.
The next morning, after our first hostel swap, we headed off into the jungle in hope of finding Lopes Mendez, the seventh most beautiful beach in the world. The path started steep and the day was hot, needless to say we were sweaty. Enroute we stopped on Saco de Palmas and Pouso, 2 more gorgeous beaches, for a sarnie, a beer, a swim and a nap. Lopes Mendez itself was breathtakingly beautiful ...
... but I turned up reday to go and they said it was too windy (it was quite windy) to do the trip so it was cancelled.
I went back to the hostel because the people I'd met the night before were planning to do a hike and several of us set out for Lopes Mendes beach. It was a good trek, through the jungle and across two beaches. It took us about 2 hours but we stopped to book a taxi boat back and take photos of the island. Lopes Mendes beach is apparently ...
... hotel is a very pretty little place, our room is not the best, we doesn't have a view, but we won't be spending much time in it! Some of us went straight out for a quick beer, it was a little bizarre sitting on the beach drinking beer under massive umbrellas when it's absolutely pouring down! We were amused by a local dog playing with the crabs - it reminded me of Widget and the hedgehogs, it ...
... much of it is now abandoned or in disrepair and only a handful of people still live there. The giant palm tree lined, perfectly straight dual carriage way leading to the prison - complete with 1920´s era lamp posts - give the place an eerie feel of Soviet style authoritarianism.
On our last day in Ilha Grande we do yet another trek (to Talia´s dismay) to a very nice waterfall. The trail takes us though the heart of the jungle where we experience first-hand the sounds ...