01.04.2009 - 08.04.2009 84 °F
I was so happy I was able to convince Nora to extend her travels for a couple weeks and to come to Trindade with me. We had so much fun in Rio together I couldn't imagine it ending there. Besides, she wanted to get a little more surfing in before she left for Finland and I wanted to learn how to kite surf so heading to another beach town together was a perfect idea!
We arrived in the small, but charming little village of Trindade sometime around 11:30pm. Exhausted from the long series of buses (the last of which felt more like a rollercoaster ride set in the middle of a jungle rather than a bus), but too excited to sleep after realizing where we'd be spending the next several days we immediately found our hostel and then made our way back to explore our newly found paradise!
The hostel we stayed at, Trindade Sea and Forest Hostel, was lovely. Set in the middle of the Atlantic Rain Forest it resembled a little wooden cabin more than a hostel, and we basically had it all to ourselves (or at least the first night we did)!!
We had intially planned to spend three days in Trindade but quickly changed our plans to a week after our first day. The village itself is very small comprised of 2 main roads, a couple dozen restaurants and shops, and, from what I heard, 1000 residents during high season (roughly January to mid March) when thousands of Brazilian and Argentinean vacationers pack the village streets. Lucky for us high season just ended!