Shutter Island (Ihla Grande) July 28th 2010 Ihla Grande, Brazil. This small island is just southwest of Rio. Unlike Rio though, the island of Ihla Grande doesn't have any cars, banks, or all the other things associated with normal life. Instead, Ihla Grande offers amazing white sand secluded beaches and lush forests. Along with Kayce and I, our two British friends Andrew and Charlie and two Danish friends Cathrine and Pernille jo ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Ilha Grande Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
Teacher from Santa Cruz, CA who enjoys spending summers "medicating" an addiction to international travel.
Visited Costa Rica, Mexico, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Spain and France in 2006. Spent the summer of 2007 studying and backpacking in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Summer of 2010 was spent in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
2012 was my first trip to the Eastern Hemisphere, touring through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.
I created the blog a while back to communicate with other travelers as well as give friends and family... full info