Florianopolis Day 1 (Praia Mole Beach)

I woke up today at 10:15, just in time to miss the hostel breakfast.

I asked at reception if my brother had arrived yet, and they said no. I started to worry a little bit because his flight had flown into Sao Paolo yesterday afternoon. He didn’t know a word of Portuguese.

Around noon time I decided I was going to go to the beach for a few hours and would check back later since there wasn’t much I could do. I walked into my room to grab some stuff- and my brother was sitting up in his bed staring me in the face! I was completely caught off guard, apparently he had arrived at 5 in the morning and for some reason reception didn’t know.

We left the hostel to go for a small 1.5 hour hike to Praia Mole beach. It was a beach just over the hills to the South.

Me, my brother, and our new Brazilian friend Dan headed out for the hike. I didn’t realize it was going to be dirt and somewhat intensive so I wore only flip flops. My flip flops became uncomfortable so I ended up just doing the whole hike bare foot.

(Me and my Brother)

We got to the top of the mountain and there was a great view

(view hike)

We saw some interesting flowers

(flowers)

And some crazy huge ant mounds like a foot high and 8 inches wide

(ant mounds)

We eventually arrived at Praia Mole Beach

(beach)

(jump bro)

We grabbed a drink here from a stand and listened to some Reggae music.

We caught the local bus back to Barra de Lagoa just in time for the free hostel drinks and to relax.

We went out again at the beach, but it wasn’t very good. There were mostly all vacationing Argentinians here which are pretty closed off and cliquey. So after a couple hours we gave up and called it a night.

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