My adventure to the remote Marau Peninsula started from Salvador, in the North East of Brazil. Up at 7am, I’d be there by 3pm.
Cars Loading up
Kids at the dock
Speed boating to the peninsula
The welcoming beach of Barra Grande
Chole, who used to be nurse in Peckham, London, decided to switch her life for another destiny. She’s spent the last 5 years building a beautiful lodge called Butterfly House, just next door to the one I was planning to visit.
It turned out that it was Chloe’s Birthday, so of course there was a party at Butterfly House, to which I was kindly invited. What would you expect from the social butterfly of Butterfly House? Thanks Chloe!
View from the balcony
Lovely shady garden
Chill out room
Light switch or nipple?
Stevie for breakfast
Chloe preparing some drinks
After getting lost on a deserted beach, which is pretty hard to do, I arrived in time for Lewis’s signature cocktail, his Caiprioska. As you probably know, it’s just like Caipirinha, but with vodka instead of Cachaca. A couple of hours later and we were doing shots of tequila, and I was invited to stay the night in a gorgeous double room, complete with coconut light switches that I think look a bit like boobs with large nipples.
After the gourmet-amuse bouche, from super friendly head chef Ilious, there was a delicious home made chocolate cake, which we finished off for dessert at breakfast. Luckily Ilious had lived in Portobello Road, London, and knew exactly how to make scrambled eggs and bacon for a wondering Englishman (well.. Manxman).
I had a wonderful time in the Butterfly House, and recommend it to anyone looking for a slice of bohemian luxury on the Marau Peninsula.
I’m gathering people who are interested in joining inspiring adventures. I will organise these adventures for us, and we will all be part of creating the adventure, and the inspiration.
The first inspiring adventure is planned for Brazil in October 2012. If you’d like to join this trip, be involved in it’s creation, or find out more information, sign up to the newsletter list now. All the detailed information, booking instructions and latest information will run through that.
The plan, which is subject to change based on subscriber suggestions, is:
Two nights in the amazingly positive and energetic Rio De Janeiro visiting the sights, the beaches and inspiring social enterprises like Fight for Peace
Two nights in the vibrant Sao Paulo, visiting places like the Hub Sao Paulo, a community of social entrepreneurs, and perhaps meeting the curator of the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art
Two nights visiting the incredible Iguassu Falls on the border with Argentina, and visiting one of the biggest bird parks in Brazil, run with social and ethical values.
And for those of you truly interested taking a crash course in social enterprise, tickets are now available for the Social Enterprise World Forum taking place on the 16-18th of October 2012 in Rio.
This, along with each others company, conversation and stimulation, will provide the perfect situation for inspiration and adventure.