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When we arrived by ferry to Ihla Grande it was a lovely looking tropical Island. I really felt like I was in paradise and if the weather had been good it would have been perfect. Unfortunately it seems our Brazilian luck has just not been there and the clouds followed us.
After settling into the hotel we went for lunch at a pay per kilo restaurant. This is probably one of the most ingenious ideas that I have seen in South America. You go to a restaurant ...
... cat taking the prized position of my lap. It was
amazing to be woken to the chorus of bird song not reggaton. Starting the day
in a hammock watching hummingbirds in the flowers, with a purring cat on your
lap is definitely a good way to start.
The first day was spent walking to, and hanging out on, a
nice little beach about forty minutes from town. Being ...
... we saw some adorable baba monkeys!!! Not sure what type of monkey they were but they were so small and not at all scared of us they came right up close ( I squealed loads at the monkeys and the other people seemed a bit bemused so Kristian said I am not allowed to squeal in public anymore :( ) Lopes Mendes beach was really pretty and we also saw a yellow crab tottering along next to our towels. We are leaving Ilha Grande today and it is finally sunny so we ...
... s exactly what we did.. we spent our days getting to know the nearby idyllic beaches, reached along little jungle trails and mostly deserted save for the odd fisherman. It was stunning, with views of misty islands on the horizon and the waves lapping at our feet!
Evenings on Ilha Grande were spent sampling one of the many lantern lit restuarants on the beach, with our toes in the sand, sampling the local fish stew and sipping caipirinhas in the cute ...
Ilha Grande - life's a beach!
Thank you Michael......again. I guess thats 2 pints I owe you when we get back to the UK!
You see when we told Michael we might be coming to Rio during our travels he told us we had to make the short trip down the coast to the paradise island of Ilha Grande, that it was "beautiful" and we "would love it". He was right on both counts, we loved it so much that we stayed for ...