After hiking around Bahia, I explored the trendy island of Morro de Sao Paolo. It had amazing remote beaches, seaside lobster shacks, fresh oysters and stunning sunsets. From there I spent a week in Itacare, known for it's strong surf breaks and beaches. Both were relaxing, beautiful, and fun!
Brazil was one of the countries I was most looking forward to on my trip. I finally entered the country through sunny Iguazu falls. The waterfalls are breath-taking, and the array of wildlife surprised me. I saw so many monkeys, toucans, butterflies, and coatis! From there I went to Florianopolis (or Floripa) and spent wonderful days hiking to remote beaches, surfing, kayaking and meeting amazing people. It was nice to finally be in warm weather, indulge in Acai (daily) and be traveling with a lovely Austrian duo. We had a quick stop in San Paulo on my way up the coast.