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Boat tour of Ilha Grande

It’s not a proper holiday without some rest and relaxation.  Having completed two big hikes, Eliza and I decided to spend the day on a boat tour of Ilha Grande.  We didn’t have anything booked ahead of time, but as there are tour operators every few feet, we figured we could easily snag a tour […]

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Dois Rios, Ilha Grande

There are so many beautiful beaches on Ilha Grande, that you almost don’t know where to begin.  As there are no cars on the island, many are accessible by foot only.  Such is the case for Dois Rios (Two Rivers), which we reached by taking trail T14, roughy 14Km roundtrip from Abraao. I was a […]

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Circuito do Abraao, Ilha Grande

After sleeping in a bit, I decided to spend my second day on Ilha Grande by exploring the island.  This is always a bit more challenging when it’s swelteringly hot out!  I remembered reading about a trail with a beach and a waterfall not too far from town (45 mins walk) so I thought that […]

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Christmas in Brazil (and why you should accept rides from strangers!)

A few days before I left for Brazil, my coworker, Nancy, commented that I was a brave person; she said that she was impressed that I not only moved to Chicago by myself, but also that I travel to exotic places.  The funny thing is that I rarely FEEL brave.  If anything, it’s more acting […]

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The perfect time for a getaway…

So, it’s been a little while since my last blog post. Whoops! Time flies when you’re having fun. Or working, that too.  It’s only December, barely winter, and yet I’m already growing tired of this cold and snowy Chicago weather.  The perfect time for a getaway, if you ask me.  The good news is that I […]

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