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Day 115 - Getting Gaudi

SPAIN | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [4036]

Ask anyone here in Barcelona and they will tell you the first thing you should see as a tourist is the the work of Gaudi - Barcelona’s most famous and brilliant modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). Even now, many years after his heydays, Gaudi's ... Read more >

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Day 109 - Discovering my new favourite artist

SPAIN | Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Views [54325] | Comments [14]

Here´s a hot tip for Madrid - all the museums and galleries are free on a Sunday! So on Sunday, I hit the galleries - ready to be overwhelmed with fantastic art in Spain. I visited..... The Prado Museum: Without any doubt, this the Prado is one of ... Read more >

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Day 106 - Last day in Brasil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [19193] | Comments [3]

Well, its been the best of times here for me in Brasil... and what better way to spend my last day in Brasil doing the things that have made me so happy on my travels here.... I started on Ipanema beach, sunning and swimming and just watching the ... Read more >

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Day 95 - Zen in São Paulo

BRAZIL | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [862]

This afternoon I had a wonderful experience with my friends at the Zu Lai temple here in São Paulo - http://www.budanet.org.br/ This is the largest temple of this kind in latin America and hosts some of the most beautiful gardens, buddhas and people ... Read more >

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Day 90 - La Bombilla and Cuia

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Views [3981] | Comments [1]

In general, South American people are passionate. More specifically, they are passionate about all things local to them. Even more specifically, they love futebol (no surprises there), good food, music and good beer & wine amongst many other things.... Read more >

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Why I love Brazil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [4118] | Comments [2]

Well, i've been here just 3 weeks but I already have developed a strong attachment to this crazy country Brazil for some of the following reasons....  - The people are so hospitable and friendly. I am staying in the most lovely pousada (hostel) in Floripa ... Read more >

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Day 74 - Samba time

BRAZIL | Sunday, 1 Apr 2007 | Views [853] | Comments [1]

If there is a musical style that should be associated with feelings of happiness than it is without doubt the Samba. It originated in Rio de Janeiro around 1920 and is still one of the most popular styles of music in Brazil - you can hear it everywhere ... Read more >

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Things I love about Argentina

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | Views [5210]

Hola Amigos! As I predicted, Argentina has been such a highlight for me on this trip. Things that make me smile about this place are:  - The Spanish is nice and slow (compared to Chile) and much more true to the written sense. When Argentinos pronounce ... Read more >

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The good, the bad + the Chilean

CHILE | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Views [12605] | Comments [6]

Well - we've now had 2 whole weeks here in Chile and have had quite an experience in our travels. There are so many things we have seen, heard, tried and photographed that its difficult to come up with a round up of our experiences (on our last night), ... Read more >

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Things i love so far about Chile

CHILE | Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [2400] | Comments [2]

The best things Their supermercardos (supermarkets) sell the most amazing array of breads, fresh pastries, cakes & they have 2 whole aisles just for wine. The Chileans sure have their shopping sorted! Everywhere we go, they are playing 1980´s hits ... Read more >

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