I try to never make actual plans because they always change for one reason or another. I had heard about this amazing island between Paraty & Rio de Janeiro called Isla Grande. I had heard that it had amazing beaches all over and to get to most of them you must hike to them. I was sold… amazing beaches and hiking, I’m all about that.

Yes I have become a bit obsessed with hiking now and actually love it. By this point in my trip I had been on the road about 3 months and was tired of moving around and tired of figuring things out. What I needed was a vacation and thought a 10 day vacation on Isla Grande would be just what I needed. That is what I planned, but that is not what happened.

Instead I had horrible weather and had to get back to Paraty in a few days and wait for my debit card. Yes while I was in Paraty my debit card was compromised and ended up spending majority of my time with the bank. It’s a long story I will explain in my next post. In the end I only spent 5 days in Isla Grande and given the circumstances I still managed to have a good time.

By Jaime Davila – Full Story at The Breakway Backpacker | Brazil Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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