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Amerigo Vespucci disait : «oh Dieu, si il y a un paradis sur terre, il ne serait pas loin d'ici ».
Cinq siècles plus tard, on peut fièrement dire qu'il a toujours raison.
Ilha Grande est paradisiaque, propre et bien préservée. L'interdiction d'y pénétrer lors des années de la dictature militaire (en raison de la présence d'un pé …
... the exterior walls. Not sure why they blew the prison up, they could have just left it be?! It was a shame that they left the whole place to decay, in its day it was a very smart place. Anyhow, this time we decided to walk the 2 hours back. By the end of the walk we were shattered and very thankful of some lovely seafood and a beer!
Ilha Grande was kind to us, we were so lucky with the weather and loved our time feeling detached from the rest of the world. ...
An early rise for an average hostel breakfast that had been massively bigged up by Rosh and we headed out for a walk. My feet look less swollen though it is hard to tell as I don't spend that much time actually looking at them anyway. The day is still very overcast. We headed into the jungle and managed to gain some height for a nice view out over the island. It was incredibly humid and sweat was pouring out of me. Sam asked ...
... which was unbelievable; the weather was beautiful, the sea like a mirror and met some really friendly people!
After checking into the hostel I took a walk along the beach and watched the sunset. The town is really small and has no cars, cash machine or much civilization at all; a great antidote for Sao Paulo!
Had food (rice, beans and chicken) at a very good restaurant on the shore/beach. Its the low season so everyone has been giving "extras" ...
The next stop was an island not too far off the Brazilian coastline called a Ilha Grande. The hostel we stayed in organised an "easy transfer" to the island. This entailed a 2 hour mini bus ride from the hostel to a local port and about the a 40 minute boat ride across to the Island. Ilha Grande until recently used to be a penal colony and it was not until the mid 90's and over recent years that it has become a popular tourist destination. There are no cars on ...