31.03.2009 - 31.03.2009 33 °C
This day we decided to try and have a look around the rest of the massive Island of Santa Catarina before getting on the bus that evening. Over the last few days we had really only explored the south east of the island and there was much more to see. We weren’t really successful though as the public bus system required us to change buses all the time to get anywhere. We saw the large lagoon at the centre of the island, reportedly the place for all the bars and clubs outside of the city of Florianopolis. It wasn’t very exciting in the day though and we had run out of time. The most exciting part was meeting a guy who served us some Acai for our lunch snack at a gym café. He had excellent English which was odd anywhere is Brazil but especially in this town. It turned out that he learned his English entirely from watching movies. He would first watch in English with Portuguese subtitles, before switching to Portuguese with English subtitles. We were quite impressed.
When we got over it, we rushed back to the hostel to collect our bags and back to Florianopolis to catch our bus leaving around dusk, overnight to Foz d’Iguazu