Ilhe Grande to Paraty
Trip Start Aug 31, 2010
15Trip End Dec 03, 2010
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Where I stayed
We didnt have any accomodation arranged so when we arrived we strolled up the beach to find some. An Israeli girl from our hostel in Rio had tagged along for the journey and we ended up finding a triple bed in a nice clean pousada. As we arrived the pousada busted out afternoon tea with cakes and biscuits, this went down very well with all of us.
That night was a quiet one as after a few hectic days in Rio we were quite tired. Lights were out at 930. The next day we decided to go for a bit of a hike to a beach called Lopes Mendes, which legend tells is one of the nicest beaches in the area. We were joined by Gaz, a fella from our hostel in Rio, and a few others from his hostel in Ilhe Grande as he was staying elsewhere. We set a roaring pace which the others couldnt maintain. 2 and half hours after traversing some rugged terrain and with the help of 2 random dogs which did the whole walk with us we were at the beach
The weather was average the next day too and Tanaya was feeling a bit sick so after breakfast went back to bed. Josh joined the lads in the other hostel to watch some Premier League football. That afternoon was a lazy one and we sussed out what ferry to catch back to the mainland the next day.
At 10am we were on the ferry waiting for Gaz to turn up as we had booked a hostel together in Paraty our next stop. He had gotten a bit boozed the night before and didnt make it. 4 hours later we were in Paraty. The weather was still rubbish so we werent sure what we would get up to. Gaz arrived a few hours later, he caught a later ferry by himself.
The beaches near Paraty are beautiful, but when the sun is not shining youre not keen to sit on another cloudy beach so we decided to do the 7km walk to a waterfall up in the surrounding hills
If the weather was good we could have killed a few more days but we had already decided to make a move to Sao Paulo, where we are now.
The next blog will hopefully come from the Iguazu Falls.