Page 7 of Tina and Rob Travel Blog Posts

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Ilha Grande September 5th 2011

Rob Writes Before we could set off for Ilha Grande we had a few things to do. Firstly, bring the washing in. Not something I enjoy doing at home but it was made worse by the fact I had to hang out of a window to reach our clothes, which weren’t even dry! So again we went down to the hostel kitchen and stuffed our faces with all you can eat breakfast while waiting for our transfer to Ilha Grande (£28). The transfer was by a small van, which wasn’t too bad really. Air con and leather seats are more than we were used to. We were then taken to a small town where we would then have to catch a boat, which was a bigger pain in the arse than it should have been. The ... read more
Ilha Grande trail
Ilha Grande Rob
Tina Hammock Ilha Grande

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro September 3rd 2011

Tina Writes After a sleepless night we got up and ready for the day. The hostel provides breakfast as part of the stay, so we filled our boots and headed out. We took a stroll down to Copacabana Beach. It is a pretty impressive beach. All along the beach are frame like structures for exercising on and a lot of the locals did just that, some of them all buff too. They really like to keep fit here. We came across what looked like a children’s park but is actually an exercise park for everyone to use, with permanent structures such as a cross trainer but made out of the stuff you see in kids play parks. We decided to go to Sugar Loaf Mountain and walked to the end of Copacabana Beach as it looked ... read more
Rob and Tina at Christ
Sugar Loaf (3)

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro September 1st 2011

Rob Writes Trying to piece together the last few days has been difficult due to the sheer amount we have done. I wasn’t sure where to start writing from and what to write about, but I’m going to go back to when I actually felt this trip was ‘happening’. In my head it all started when I turned off my Xbox at about midnight on the 31th of August. Tina and I had to tear the house to pieces and box it up, in order to take it to Tina’s mums the next day. Playing Black Ops until midnight wasn’t a good idea. We were still dealing with the house at about 3:30am, at which point we threw in the towel and went to bed. We were up at about 8am, boxed up the last few ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow » West End August 28th 2011

Tina writes Seeing the world has always been my dream in life but a dream I thought was unachievable and only for the rich. In 2004 I accidently came across a travel blog. This blog inspired me, I didn’t really know that kind of travel was possible or as simple. However, money was still an issue and I never really thought I would ever have the kind of money needed to do such a trip. In 2009, I started a new job and I discovered one of my colleagues had done a gap year and I realised from then that all I had to do was start saving. And that’s what I did. It took 2 years and Rob’s redundancy, but here we are and ready to go! Over the past 2 years I have researched ... read more
Rob's pack and stuff

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