As predicted me and Paul did not make it to badminton this morning but Emma and Chalkie did. The wind was really strong so they had to resort to playing tennis as the shuttlecock kept blowing away! The wind caused the boat to be quite rocky and the swimming pool was going mental; it was… Continue reading Kwells all round!
Although we had quite a few drinks last night, I didn’t sleep too well as I could really feel the movement of the boat and our room panels were creaking! This was excuse enough to stay in bed until midday :). We went up to the buffet and had some lunch, Paul and Chalkie had… Continue reading Poker and Cabaret
Last night was our final night in Rio, so this morning we packed up our things and headed to the port to catch our cruise. Rio is a beautiful place to see and I really enjoyed the ten days we spent there – with the exception of having most of our important belongings stolen! Even… Continue reading To the Boat!
Although we knew we were going to Rio Carnival, we didn’t actually know what the carnival was until we arrived here last week and realised we needed to buy tickets! The main carnival event that you see on the TV and the parade in the film Rio is actually a competition between local Samba schools… Continue reading Carnival Time
After a lovely few days in Angra dos Reis, we all felt nice and relaxed and so Saturday morning we went off to the beach again to find a space to sit. We must have only been there 30 minutes, we were in and out of the water taking it in turns to sit with… Continue reading It’s all gone Pete Tong!!
So carnival time is nearly here and everyone in Rio is on holiday for a week. Stupidly we didn’t start booking places to stay until about a month before we were due to arrive so every hotel in the whole of Rio de Janeiro had been booked out this weekend 🙁 Last time me and… Continue reading Two’s company, three’s a crowd, four’s a squeeze!
Whilst in Rio we booked a boat trip to Ilha Grande which translates to Big Island. We left the guest house at 10am and took a minibus into the town of Angra dos Reis about 40 minutes from where we are staying in Frade. We were due to depart at 11am but didn’t actually leave… Continue reading Boat trip around Ilha Grande
I promised Steve that I would contribute to this blog so I thought it was about time I wrote one and gave Aimi a break! So we woke up this morning glad to be alive. Of all the things I thought I would do, jumping off a mountain would not be one of them! But… Continue reading Hidden gem in the heart of Angra dos Reis
“I think I’m going to poo myself”; a direct quote from Emma standing at the top of a mountain in Rio de Janeiro waiting to jump off in a hang glider! Last night whilst at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf cable car we picked up a leaflet for hang gliding and provisionally booked 4… Continue reading Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro
We got up early this morning as we had a tour booked, we wanted to see the tourist highlights but also get a view of the city from a local. We found our tour guide Manu on Trip Advisor, he is a Brazilian American who is extremely passionate about his city and knew all the… Continue reading Tour of Rio de Janeiro