Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Dec
1

Ilha Grande

img_24571With towering jungle covered mountains and picturesque beaches, Ihla Grande was our stop number two.  It takes several hours to reach the island by bus and then by ferry (or catamaran for the impatient).  On the island there are many species of birds and monkeys, but not a single car or motorbike.


We arrived in Mangaratiba, tired and hungry, on the docks to catch the ferry to Abraão (one of the settlements on the island), only to find that the ferry was running a Sunday service and that we’d missed the last one.

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Dec
1

Rio de Janeiro

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I’m currently enjoying my honeymoon with my wife Laura. We’d been planning/thinking about an exotic trip to South America for some years and our honeymoon seemed to be the perfect opportunity to finally put into motion those ideas that lay dormant on the drawing board.

In the following posts I hope to capture some of the adventure. The first stop on our journey was Rio de Janeiro. Neither Laura or I speak Portuguese, but we were hoping that it would be similar enough to Spanish for it not to be a problem. How wrong can you be? 🙂

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