Published: October 12th 2012October 12th 2012
We had to get up early as the taxi was coming at 8 well it was 8 Brazilian time which means 8.45. The huge coach ( not the taxi we were expecting) was fully air conditioned with very reclining seats that we made full use of. A total of 4 hours later we arrived at our pousada. Well Hilary and Paul you think your drive is steep? It resembled an alpine ski slope well not quite! They do have steps cut into the slope that make it easier to walk up so we can leave our Zimmer frames at the top. Casagrande pousada is beautiful, colonial in style and with breathtaking views from every room even the bathroom.
We walked the 15 minute walk to town which took us 30 minutes as it was so hot, and Steve was feeling dickie (but dickie didn't like it) in the evening we found a boutique hotel close by just 2 minutes away and had a lovely 3 course meal for both of us costing less than £33 not bad considering we usually spend a lot more for 1 course
Spent the day looking for another charger and shopping there
are so many shops and many are really upmarket Hazel you would love it! Last night we walked into town which took about 25 minutes. The coastal path is bordered with shops and restaurants and although dark we were sober for a change so didn't fall in to the sea. The pictures aren't in order this one is Rio as the sun sets.