Each journey begins with a single step... Two kiwis escaping from the island to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where thousands have gone before... . .

Photos: Santos

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Santos, Brazil

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [299]

Costs pp: Bus Maresias to Boicucanga 2.50rs, Litoranea bus to Bertioga 5.95rs, bus to Guajura 5rs. Direct bus Maresias to Santos 28rs. We have been so lucky with the people we have been priviledged to couchsurf with, in Santos Marcos met us with ... Read more >


Photos: Sao Sebastiao & Maresias

BRAZIL | Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Sao Sebastiao & Maresias, Brazil

BRAZIL | Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [927]

Costs pp: bus Parati to Ubatuba 5rs, bus to Caraguatatuba 5.10rs, bus to Sao Sebastiao 2.95rs. Direct bus Parati to Sao Sebastiao 28rs. Clean room with ensuite and tv at Hotel CIX 109 Rua Maranhao 2 blocks from the rodoviaria 60rs 2 ppl includes breakfast.... Read more >


Parati, Brazil again

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [246]

Costs pp: bus Angra to Parati 8.40rs, bus to Parati-Mirim 3rs, apartment in Parati 30rs. We got the ordinary bus back to Parati and waited there for the next bus on to Parati-Mirim. This place had been recommended by others and was in the LP guide ... Read more >


Photos: Ilha Grande

BRAZIL | Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Ilha Grande, Brazil

BRAZIL | Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | Views [351]

Costs pp: bus Parati to Angra 8.40rs, 3pm ferry to Ilha Grande 6.50rs (on the weekend 14rs) each way, camping 18rs. We caught the 10.30am bus to Angra which got us there a bit too early really. Angra has suffered some loss of life and homes from land ... Read more >


Photos: Parati

BRAZIL | Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Parati, Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | Views [322]

Costs pp: local bus from Alcantara to Rodoviaria Nova Rio 5.7rs, bus from Rio (Costa Verde) to Parati 52rs! If you are taking this trip it is cheaper to get local buses down the coast or at least a bus to Angra and then a local bus from there to ... Read more >


the last of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Views [275]

We stayed longer than we had planned in Rio because for the last 3 days Carol was quite unwell with a very sore throat and headache. We moved from Alices apartment to the home of another couch 5 minutes away, it was supposed to be only for the night ... Read more >


Funny Things

BRAZIL | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [402]

We didn't think there would be much that could top seeing a woman wearing a fitting Teeshirt with the word 'EASY' across her ample bossom (she worked in the store called Easy) but today we saw a girl in the supermarket wearing a shirt stating 'FORNECEDOR' ... Read more >


Photos: Rio de Janiero

BRAZIL | Saturday, 2 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Beach day - choice of hundreds around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BRAZIL | Friday, 1 Jan 2010 | Views [219]

Kent stayed at home and slept and Carol went out with Beth and Grassa, her friend, to a beach about an hour away by car. When we parked a man came over and Beth had to pay him 4rs just to park on the ordinary road. This is common throughout Chile, ... Read more >


Happy New Year from Rio de Janiero, Brazil!

BRAZIL | Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | Views [246]

We caught a van from Alcantara into Rio Downtown where we were to catch the metro to Copacobana, unfortunately the metropass was not correct and special ones were needed to ride the metro on this special night... so we went out to the road and caught ... Read more >


Niteroi and Lapa in Rio, Brazil

BRAZIL | Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | Views [312]

Kent has been busy helping in the apartment and all the things that have been sitting around waiting for repair have been brought out and he has been happily fixing them all. This is wonderful for us to be able to do this to partly repay the hospitality ... Read more >


Tijuca Forest, Paqueta, Sugarloaf in Rio

BRAZIL | Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | Views [379]

Floresta da Tijuca  (Teeshjuka) or Tijuca Forest - Said to be the largest urban forest in the world, we went with Alice and Romulo with their friend in his car. It took us a while to find the place but we managed to get there on time and meet up with ... Read more >


Christmas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | Views [229]

Costs pp: bus from Sao Paulo to Niteroi terminal in Rio 84rs also saw one for 65.50rs but we only had one choice as all the buses were full. Local bus in Rio 2.20rs. The scenery wasn't very exciting, the trip was 6.5 hours but was about half an hour ... Read more >


HAPPY SILLLLY SEASON TO YOU ALL !!!

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | Views [241]

Wishing you all have a wonderful holiday time and that the New Year brings you all the dreams that you have. To quote the words of a travelling friend we hope in the new year you can all - "make life a fairy tale". We move on to Rio de ... Read more >


Photos: Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Sao Paulo, Brazil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Views [210]

Costs pp: Bus from Curitiba 59rs 6.5 hours, local buses 2.3rs, metro 2.55rs A good trip from Curitiba, we like to travel in the day so we can see the countryside but on this trip we drifted in and out of slumber because of our fun times with Helder ... Read more >


New country and a new language!

BRAZIL | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [230]

Just when we were beginning to feel comfortable with Spanish we have to change languages! We have been told that Portuguese is Spanish without bones and that is a good description. It is more squishy with an emphasis of the 'sh' a sound that is now present ... Read more >


Photos: Curitiba

BRAZIL | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Curitiba, Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [516]

Costs pp: bus from Ponta Grossa 22rs 2 hours. Storage locker 5.5rs, or storage guardar 4.4rs per pack per day. Bar 1 entry 5rs, Bar 2 entry 8rs female 15rs male. 'Oi' Tower entry 3rs. Info on Curitiba (cut & paste) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curitiba ... Read more >


Photos: Ponta Grossa

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Ponta Grossa, Brazil

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | Views [387]

Costs pp: bus from Foz do Iguacu 91rs 9 hours. In Ponta Grossa we had wanted to go visit the local national parks but were unable to for 2 reasons: the cost to enter is 25rs pp; and there is a lot of walking to do and Kent ended up with a blister ... Read more >


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