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18th May: Itacare......I´m still here...next stop home!!!

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [383]

Gallery: Itacare, Bahia...Brazil

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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BRAZIL | Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | Views [831]

To get to the beaches one has to walk from the centre along the cobbled street for about half a mile. The beaches are fantastic, white sand meeting lush tropical forest. Warm waters with excellent surf...Together with clear blue skies and sun...it´s ... Read more >


BRAZIL | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [814]

We´d booked a taxi to the port, well not quite a taxi, but a local guy with a wheelbarrow to take the bags.  I was in the company of Ron, and now Eyal and Yaron from Israel. The girls who we had rrived with have now gone their separate ways. It was ... Read more >

Gallery: Morro De Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Rio

BRAZIL | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Paraty

BRAZIL | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Morro de São Paulo

BRAZIL | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Views [5449]

Spent the next few days on the beautiful island of Morro de São Paulo . Mostly on the beach, exploring the island, drinking caiprinhias , eating Moqueca , and frequenting the parties that were held every night 18 April ......Went ... Read more >

The island of Morro de São Paulo

BRAZIL | Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | Views [1531]

The now five of us (Paula from the hostel in Rio joined us) left Salvador for Morro de São Paulo . Morro de São Paulo is one of 5 villages of the island Tinharé,  60km from Salvador by sea.  Cars are forbidden on the island.  The boat trip should ... Read more >

Dance club and another mugger

BRAZIL | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [746]

We spent the day down at the beach at Praia Do Porto. A really nice little beach near the old port. Again trying to avoid being sold anything. Except for  Acai and grilled goats cheese. In the evening a few of us from the hostel went to a Forró ... Read more >

Capoeira in Salvador

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | Views [939]

Took in the local sights during the day. This place is full of people trying to sell you stuff to the point of annoyance!  In the evening went to a Capoeira show at a nearby theatre. Not the sort of thing I'd normally go for, but it was ... Read more >

Salvador de Bahia

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Views [1063]

Spent a couple more days dodging the rain in Rio before I headed North to Salvador. It was cheaper to fly with the low cost airline Webjet than it was to get the bus. I was now in the company of Ron from Israel, Cassie and Danielle both from Melbourne.... Read more >

Robbed at knife point..probably some little s**ts from the favela!!!

BRAZIL | Sunday, 12 Apr 2009 | Views [1534] | Comments [1]

Not a great day for the beach so went to the local market in Ipanema with some others from the hostel. Interesting stuff. In the evening I popped out from the hostel with Tania to grab a quick bite to eat. On our return we were jumped by 5 knife ... Read more >

Probably involved the beach at some point.

BRAZIL | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [581]

Cant remember what I did but it probably involved the beach at some point.  Later watched City of God... this was based in a favela and indeed most of the young actors were teenagers living in the favelas at the time. Since the film's success these ... Read more >

Rio Scenarium...9th best bar in the world....according to the Guardian

BRAZIL | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [1962] | Comments [1]

Not sure what I did during the day but a large group of us went to the Lapa district and to the Rio Scenarium this evening. Rio Scenarium, is a club, a restaurant, and an antiques warehouse covering three floors.  The place was amazing, vibrant, and ... Read more >

Favela Tour

BRAZIL | Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | Views [3555]

A few people had recommended a tour of a Flavela and being a bit of an old cynic, I´d put off until now.  I just saw it as a voyeuristic tour looking at those less fortunate. With an open mind and interested about different aspects of Brazilian society, ... Read more >

Life´s a beach!!!!

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | Views [852]

7th  Beach, Volleyball, Football.... Viva La Vida Loca 8th March Ditto. Beach, Volleyball. etc .... Sampled the  night life at Melt, a local night club. Went with Eric, a really interesting guy from the States who had been raised in Hippy commune, ... Read more >

It´s a hard life!!

BRAZIL | Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Views [687]

Spent most of the day down at Ipanema Beach with Asif, Paula, Tania and Indi all from London. All the beaches in Rio are divided into numbered sections, near the hostel is Number 9 where all the beautiful people hang out. . . literally. It's true ... Read more >

`Tall and tanned and young and lonely....The girl from Ipanema goes walking`

BRAZIL | Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [1855]

Checked into the Mango Tree Hostel in Ipanema. Another great recommendation from my personal travel advisor back home, Andy Peck. I wasn't long before I'd met up with a bunch of fellow travellers including Robbie and Carol who I'd met some weeks ... Read more >

Time to say farewell.

BRAZIL | Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Views [579]

After a month of travelling together Clare had to return back to the UK today. Similar to before, a sad goodbye as she dissapeared through departures to board the plane back to Heathrow. After sharing so many experiences, the feeling of being on my ... Read more >

More Sightseeing in Rio

BRAZIL | Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | Views [727]

Fortunately a good day to see Christo Redentor situated atop the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is a new edition to the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built in 1931 it stands approximately 38 metres high.  We took the venicular train up the mountain ... Read more >

Sightseeing in Rio

BRAZIL | Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | Views [718]

Just to get things straight Barry Manilow sang about the Copacabana night club in New York not the area in Rio.   The Sun was out in Rio so headed out to explore the beaches.  They were amazing, White sand that stretches over 4 kilometres.  Although ... Read more >

Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [3167]

Our host at the Pousada in Paraty had sufficiently terrified us with stories of recent shootings and stabbings to make us feel at total ease for our stay in Rio.  Apparently there was a shooting between two rival favela druglords only a few days before.... Read more >

Paraty, Brasil

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Views [658]

Spent a few more days in Paraty dodging the rain and looking around the town.  Visited the old fort... Forte Defensor built in 1703 and complete with the original six cannons . Failed to mention that some of Paraty was flooded during our stay particularly  ... Read more >

Paraty, Brasil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [903]

Had one the best breakfasts I've had since I've been in South America. In addition to the mandatory ham and cheese the owners even had home made peanut butter. Not many home comforts I miss but Sun Pat is one of them! Clare and I took the advice of ... Read more >

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