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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: Brazil Nuts!

There are [7] stories from my trip: Brazil Nuts!

Completing Darwins work

BRAZIL | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [3067] | Comments [1]

If any place on earth held the secrets to life, it was here. Hidden deep within unexplored regions of Amazonia lay the answers.  My time was precious, yet I yearned to discover a new species; a plant, an insect, maybe even a human? 4 separate flights ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Perusing Peru

PERU | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

In search of Guinea pigs
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Full-on football - Rio´s fanatical fans

BRAZIL | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [2681]

I´ve never been a voyeur - well, not when it comes to sport,  so football matches are not really my thing.  However, I was interested to test just how fanatical the Brazilians were about the game by attending a derby match at their famous Maracana stadium.... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Are favelas safe?

BRAZIL | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [2531]

We ascended Rochinas narrow streets with real apprehension.  Rio's largest favela has a notorious history of drugs, shootings and extreme poverty.  The guidebooks advise against going alone. Luckily we had a guide, Alfredo, who was keen to change the ... Read more >

Tags: People

Getting into a stew

BRAZIL | Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | Views [1488]

"Feijoada," could be classed as Brazils National dish.  A rich pork and bean stew traditionally eaten at weekends, it reminded me of the Sunday roast Brits used to sit down for. Even today, many restaurants only serve the dish on a Saturday, ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Gallery: Brazil NUTS

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Hot latin action found here
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We`re Brasil NUTS - Notes from Rio

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Views [1671]

I`m sick of cities. I rarely spend more than 3 days in one, before moving off to where green things grow and pigeons have only two legs. Pollution, noise, smells, crime, stress, sewage, crowds, rats, cockroaches, traffic, congestion, black snots, attitudes.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures