The worlds greatest cakes
08.03.2007 - 12.03.2007
I decided to pop down to Ille Grande with one of Claires friends, Louise, as I´d already seen Rio and fancied something different. Ille Grande is an island 3 hours south of Rio by bus, then an hour on a boat. The island itself basically has one main town with about 3 cars on it, the only way to the hundreds of beachs is by hiking ofr hours or by boat.
While on the boat we meet an Aussie girl from Perth called Amy who we ended up taggin along with us for the duration. When we got there everything was booked but manged to get a room in a house with a load of other travellers, was pretty nice actually.
Isn´t too much to do on the island at night, only restaurants, a handful of bars and no clubs. However it does have the greatest attraction of all, pudding trolleys. These things are AMAZING, they come out at night and have the greatest cakes known to man, god I ate loads of them.
Anway the next day we got a boat over to this beach called Lopez Mendes, supposed to be the greatest beach in the universe, or something like that anyway.
The beach itself streached for what looked like miles and the water was cyrstal clear. Was pretty amazing. Manged to spend a day there just lounging around. Talk about a hard life.
While the nest day we got one of the boat trips around the island to about 5 different beachs, all of which were pretty stunning. While on one the boat nearly left without me and I was left power swimming across the bay to get to it. The sunset we got off the boat was pretty amazing too.
While the next day we decied to take a wonder around one of the tracks, saw a cool few things such as some prison ruins. Then we bumped into a sign which said there was a waterfull ahead, an hour later over steap paths, (one was technically a cliff as there was a rope to use to climb up it), we finally made it. It was pretty amazing as you could go for a dip as the water wasnt too bad.
Best shower so far.
However, all good things have to come to an end and on the Monday we headed back to Rio and then onto Iquazzu.