We tried to talk them out of it but Mum and Dad have fallen in love with Costa Rica so much that today they put a deposit down on a house. It’s only a small plot but Mum said she loves little yellow houses and they just had to have it. Obviously we don’t mind… Continue reading Mum and Dad buy another holiday home
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 were all quite tired again today so had a lazy morning by the pool then spent the afternoon at the beach. The beach was packed and the waves here are violent so I was a bit scared to go in. After the beach we headed back to the hotel and went out for some… Continue reading Lazy Day at the Beach
As we left mums house on Thursday evening the snow was hammering down and I was a little anxious that we might not actually make it to the airport. Luckily it had stopped by Friday morning and after a long 12 hour flight we made it to Rio de Janeiro 🙂 We arrived at 10pm… Continue reading Coconuts in Copacabana
This morning we got up early and picked up our beast of a rental car; a Chevrolet Tahoe. We then picked up Laurence, Corey and Kristy (friends we met on the cruise) and took a drive to Hanauma Bay on the south east of the island. The bay is a Nature Preserve and a Marine… Continue reading Hanauma Bay and Lanikai Beach
We woke up this morning to another beautiful day in Honolulu, Hawaii. We grabbed some bodyboards and chairs from the hotel reception and headed over to Waikiki Beach. We spent the morning sunbathing, bodyboarding and watching the pro surfers launch past us! Part of the beach has a wall built across to break the waves… Continue reading Outrigging on Waikiki Beach