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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 ...
... but got my fill of good meat and chicken
dishes – that will last me a week or 2!
Went our separate ways after that, but it was fun talking to
a Brit and to hear her recommendations for my onward trip. Abandoned plans for
any further exploration as the rain never stopped and was still going at 8.30pm
as I headed for the terminal for my 9pm bus to Guarapari.
... are allowed on the island. It's probably only a matter of time until things change but for now, the island remains relatively unscathed by modern transportation. I arrived by wooden yacht, ferrying produce to locals from the mainland. The trip cost around £3 and involved lying on top of milk and vegetable (and drink!) crates, whilst taking in the incredible views of Isla Grande on the horizon. In terms of ecosystem, you couldn't get much more diverse than this. Isla ...
... to head over to Curva da Jurema, just across the park. We had met a nice lady there yesterday. Her name was Marcie and she worked at one of the restuarant/bars on the beach. We went back and had a beer with her and some of her friends before we caught a taxi to the bus depot for our long bus ride back to Muniz Freire.
Vitoria was beautiful but our time here was too short. Perhaps I will return again someday. One never knows!
... that portions are huge so sharing is definitely recommended. The chicken was very nice, just cubes sauteed with onions and garlic and a light sauce (kind of smokey, not sure whether it was worchestershire or soya or something Brazilian). Heather ordered the “crab”, that's all it said on the English menu they gave us. It turned out to be a tomato-based crab soup that had lots of onions (not a fave of Heather's) and a fair amount ...