One of my favourite places in Florionopolis was Praia Mole – a beautiful beach with a couple of cool beach bars that served great cocktails and played awesome tunes. Patricia and I had lunch with David (who was robbed that morning!) and Najeeb, a fellow Canadian who had wrestled a crocodile and went fishing for piranhas during his South American travels.You really do meet interesting people on vacation!
We spent an awesome afternoon at the beach and then Patricia and I met up with Jena who had gone kite surfing. When the sun started to set, we went back to our favourite beach bar. We were heading to a table at the same time as three German guys and decided to share it. The six of us immediately hit it off. Markus, Andre and Glen were old friends who were travelling in Brazil for three weeks. Like us, they had a couple of days left in Florionopolis. For the next 48 hours, we were inseparable. We went back to the sushi place for dinner, then took their scooters to an all night beach party where we watched the sun rise. The next day, we met for brunch at Praia Mole and took a hike to Galetta, a secluded nudist gay beach (that was interesting!). The best part was heading back to our favourite Mole beach bar at sunset and having our own dance party for six. The staff even took our iPod and played our music! There was lots of dancing on tables and acrobatics in the sand. We could have danced all night but the bar closed us down around 8.
Determined to keep the party going, we went back to our hostels to shower and met again at Barra Beach which was the perfect place to be on our last night. We had drinks at Galapagos and at the beach bar close by. In the wee hours of the morning, it was time to say goodbye to our new friends. We were sad but happy we spent our last two amazing days with them. We hope to meet again in Berlin, Toronto or somewhere in between!