I woke up very early in Recife, a city on the coast of north-eastern Brazil. The sun was shining, which was a good sign, indicating that the adventure that I had always dreamed of was becoming a reality. I have always wanted to visit this paradise because, in a way, it is very similar to the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The scenic flight from Recife to the Fernando de Noronha, a World Heritage Site, takes about an hour. When I saw the island, I knew that I was going to enjoy this place. I was so excited because, from the air, it looked so small, green and exotic, with pearly-white beaches, turquoise waters and majestic rock formations. It was very inviting indeed.