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Pelourinho (again twice) and Go Karts

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [437]

On Saturday André and I got a lift into Salvador to see Pelourinho again. We shopped around looking for Capoiera pants and instruments, visited some churches and had filé mignon for dinner! We also saw our little friend, a street kid we met last time ... Read more >

Lencois and the Chapada Diamantina

BRAZIL | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [551]

On Tuesday André, Leandro, Rachel, Mark, Edi, Valeria and I packed to go to Lencois overnight. We started the day slow like always and started driving at about midday. We took Valeria´s sedan and Edi´s pimped up, lime green, lowered, with no room in ... Read more >

Pelourinho and Churrasco Festa!

BRAZIL | Sunday, 4 May 2008 | Views [430]

After a slow start to the day we left for Pelourinho with everyone. Pelourinho is an area in the centre of Salvador on the coast, it is surrounded by old forts and consists of very rough cobblestone roads (laid by the slaves thousands of years ago), ... Read more >

Praia do Forte

BRAZIL | Saturday, 3 May 2008 | Views [370]

On Saturday André and I took Rachel and Mark down to the local beach. It was a lot busier than we had seen it before and people walking up and down the beach selling food. We had a bit of a swim and relax with drinks, I think Rachel and Mark really enjoyed ... Read more >

Jauá, Camaçari, BAHIA!

BRAZIL | Friday, 2 May 2008 | Views [467]

Wednesday 30th April at 4am was our flight to Bahia! André's parents Arleide and Cirilo had paid for our tickets as a wedding present and we were extremely grateful to them as we ended up not finding any cheap tickets and we couldn't really afford it! ... Read more >

Saltos Mortais

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [433]

The next day we started slowly but by the afternoon we got in the car to visit some more of André's friends and make a documentary. We met two of his friends, William Capeta and Cidinho (nickname meaning devil), who are in a group called Saltos Mortais.... Read more >

X Games and Pão de Queijo

BRAZIL | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [405]

André, Leandro and I went to the X Games Brasil on Saturday and it was one of those days where everything was going wrong! We got lost a few times trying to find our way to the Sambadrome (where the carnivale is held every year) and when we got to the ... Read more >


BRAZIL | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [394] | Comments [1]

On Friday afternoon Andre took me to visit a community centre called Beijaflor (kiss flower; what they call Hummingbirds). It is a centre for poor children that teaches art, music, dance, sport, capoiera, hairdressing and more. I will let you know when ... Read more >

Seeing the Inside of a Brazilian Hospital

BRAZIL | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Views [391] | Comments [1]

We got home late tuesday night to a delicious meal of beef stroganoff, rice and chips (yes, they sprinkle chips on some food, the type that look like miniture fries). We crashed early and slept in before going to visit one of Andre's ex-bosses. Andre ... Read more >

Ubatuba aka Ubachuva

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | Views [690]

On Saturday afternoon Andre, Leandro and myself headed off to Ubatuba beach to stay for a few days. It takes about 4-6 hours of driving through Sao Paulo busy city centre, then through beautiful country side then over steep hills on extreme curved ... Read more >

Shopping and Hopi Hari!

BRAZIL | Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | Views [479]

Yesterday we woke up early to try and sort out Andres driving license, it got a bit boring so we decided to go shopping in the afternoon. We went to a shopping centre called Interlagos and found a good clothing store called 'M Officer' that I bought ... Read more >

Breaking Down in Santo Andre and Visiting a Favela

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | Views [547]

Hey! It has been a while so I thought I would update you all on whats been happening here over the past few days. We have been organising things like Andre's drivers license renewal and obtaining his degree certificate, so lots of driving around! But ... Read more >


BRAZIL | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [280]

Check out our photo galleries on Andres Facebook, search for Andre Dias Da Silva, the gallery names correspond with the story names!

Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [358]

Today we woke up late and headed into Sao Paulo with Leandro at about 12pm. The traffic was really busy, and it was a saturday! First we saw the first bridge that is suspended by cables and curved at the same time. It is still under construction in parts, ... Read more >


BRAZIL | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [367]

We spent today meeting people in Diadema, Andre's district. Andre lives right on the border of Diadema and the main city district of Sao Paulo. But first we woke up nice and early (7am) for a traditional Brasilian style breakfast that consisted of sweet ... Read more >

Johannesburg to Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [383]

Rising at 5am we got ready early so we could check out the airport shopping. We had some breakfast at one of the restaurants at the airport that looked out over the airplanes, the food was delicious and I had some strawberry juice! Yum! So we left ourselves ... Read more >

Perth to Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

Hi Everyone, We are now in South Africa for our overnight stay at the Southern Sun airport hotel. The flight from Perth to J'burg was terrible! Like a bad omen for the flight to come when our plane took off one of the air vents above the overhead compartments ... Read more >

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