Estrela Da Ilha
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... ever seen (potentially beats the Delhi rain but can't be sure). Arrived at Books hostel in Lapa. Automatically knew that this hostel would be great, met amazing staff who brought us cocktails up to our room. Whole bag/ clothes were sopping wet but we still went out that night to a samba club. Very funny- a lot of fat sweaty Brazilian men asking to ...
... beach, with marinated chicken and beef and loads of roasted veg and rice. After lunch we went in a 6 man canoe for a lap of the bay, which we were all pretty bad at paddling but with some motivational singing we made it back to the beach.
At this point it started raining and although we quite wanted to head back we felt too bad when the skippers insisted we should go and see the islands old church ruins, so we agreed. ...
Welcome to Island life!
This place is seriously chilled, there is no rush to do anything here. We dedicated these days as the calm before the storm of proper travelling around. Saying this, it´s pretty hard to just chill when the heat is so dry and around 37 degrees. We followed what the locals seemed to do..go to the secluded beaches and sleep in the shade for a few hours then ´cool off´in the sea..but the sea was just as warm as land.
The people on ...
... booking and couldn't get wifi to check if they had responded to our email hoping they could extend our booking. Luckily they confirm they can take us for two extra nights and we are on our way to Paradise! After a super cheap ferry we finally make it just before midnight to Ilha Grande, which is an island that the locals holiday at as much as the gringos. There are no cars and it's basically a big nature reserve with lots of eateries and places to drink. It's just ...
... and Steph and I shared six meat pasties - cheapest thing on the menu. Steph started to feel better and we got back on the boat for some last stops. Everyone was pretty over it by this stage so not too many people were swimming. We made it back to shore just as it was getting dark.
We went back to the hotel and then headed out to a vegetarian buffet with Vanessa, Thuy, Christine and Corrine. Kinda tasty but nothing too special, ...