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 traveling. Sometimes just a backpack, other times with a group of 20 fired up middle schoolers.
Regions of the world explored include various parts of the Americas, Europe, and SE Asia. Sights are set on east Africa in the near future.
I created the blog a while back to communicate with other travelers as well as give friends and family back home something to keep up to date with. Any questions or commentary on the blogs is much appreciated. Please subscribe to follow along.
*Please note that the Brazil blogs were done very belate... full info