Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... 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.
... are genuinely so friendly and cool, in the evenings we´d go out and listen to the rastas play reggae on the beach with their guitars and they´d all offer round ´Bohemias´and ´Brahmas´, our favourite beers so far. The big dawg on the island was Diego, otherwise known as Chichiquito but we liked to call him Snoop. His dreadlocks are 11 years old. We went for dinner one night at this place called "kebab lounge" (I know it sounds awful but it wasnt a British kebab ...
... water, all kept at a certain temperature and god knows what they eat. Their claws of such different sizes do make an entertaining sight however.
The subconscious countdown is in full flow, and our minds are turning to xmas and new jobs etc, and although it'll hard to leave this all behind, there are certainly things I'm looking forward to back home. I'm sure once back however, I'll miss here even more - looking back it's been the trip of a ...
... uphill, 1 hour downhill in the heat - it were hard! Through the jungle we went, hearing the crazy noise of howler monkeys (like a tractor that won't start + a tiger in pain!) and enjoying the jungle abouts us. Finally we got to the lovely quiet little beach after a wander around the quite eary but also quite pretty dios rios abandoned prison (in the 1990s) for a much needed sunbathe before time to head back uphill! The next day ...
... up a gear and really took off. Finally we found ourselves back in Rio town via a 2 hour bus ride through the peak hour Sunday arvo traffic. Apparently the hostel is out of clean towels because it is laundry day, maybe they just didn't like the fact I had been using mine all day on the Island Adventures!
Time to head out and grab a bite to eat and a few Caiprinhas of course! No sign of the Aussie girls we met last night at the hostel, hope to see them out and about!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet