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Trip: South America

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Day 106 - Last day in Brasil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [19186] | 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 >

Tags: Culture


Day 105 - Ipanema Beach

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | Views [1275]

After being disappointed with the size, security and cleanliness of Copacabana beach - I was determined to find these beautiful beaches that Rio is famous for! 10 minutes on a bus from my hostel is the equally as famous Ipanema beach, which stretches ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Day 104 - Prainha Beach, Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Views [1443]

When someone describes a beach to you as the `best beach in Rio` you have to check it out.... so on the Labour Day holiday here in Brasil (May 1st) I took the special surf bus to Prainha to see what all the hype was about. Now, let me tell you - the ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Hippie Markets

BRAZIL | Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Views [965]

By now, you may think that I have seen and bought at enough markets for a lifetime here in South America. However, anyone that knows me knows that you can never shop too much, and the allure of the famous Hippie markets at Ipanema was too much for me ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


Day 100 - Copacabana Beach

BRAZIL | Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | Views [2831] | Comments [1]

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there She would merengue and do the cha-cha And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4 They ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Day 98 - How to drink like a Brazilian

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | Views [1587]

A beer drinker really only needs to understand two words of Portugese to travel well in Brazil: chopp and cerveja. Understand those two words and you can tell a waiter "Beer me, Dude!" anywhere in the country. If you look up "beer"... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Day 96 - Banana muffins

BRAZIL | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [1049]

This morning I woke up and it seemed like any normal day. I didn´t realise I would have one of the most happy times of my trip. Sometimes the most special moments aren´t when you go to see an amazing sight, pay lots of money for an experience or do something ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Day 95 - Zen in São Paulo

BRAZIL | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [857]

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 >

Tags: Culture


A weekend to remember

BRAZIL | Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [1267]

Q: Whats the only thing better than making a new friend? A: Making 20 new friends! This weekend I travelled to the countryside of São Paulo - a place called Ibiuna - with my 2 Brazilian brothers Victor and Raph & their family + a busload of their ... Read more >

Tags: People


Day 93 - Hanging with the locals

BRAZIL | Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | Views [692]

Today I went to university here in S.P with my 2 Brazilian sisters Aline and Bia. The class was all in portugues, but amazingly I understood a little bit of the content and I had a fun time experiencing some Brazilian culture! Afterwards I met my mate ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Day 92 - 2nd time Lucky in São Paulo

BRAZIL | Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | Views [910] | Comments [1]

Well, the first time I arrived in São Paulo I was overwhelmed by this masisive city and (I have to admit) a little scared of the dangers of this place. BUT, after meeting some amazing friends in Floripa who live here in S.P - this time I arrived to the ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Last day in Porto Alegre

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | Views [942] | Comments [2]

Well, I know I say this every time but - I am really sad to be leaving such a wonderful place as Porto Alegre! With wonderful friends here (old and new), some fantastic sights, great restaurants/pubs/bars, live music and drama and some spectacular art ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Day 90 - La Bombilla and Cuia

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Views [3976] | 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 >

Tags: Culture


Day 88 - My own personal city tour of Porto Alegre

BRAZIL | Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [1321]

My friend Luciano lives here in Porto Alegre, Brazil has been many things in his life. A pilot. A sushi chef. An acrobat in the circus. An actor. A model. A models & actors agency owner. A travel agent and much more. Today, it was his turn to be ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Day 87 - Hari Krishna in Brazil

BRAZIL | Saturday, 14 Apr 2007 | Views [1118] | Comments [1]

Well, I have to say that this trip has been full of surprises! Just when I thought I couldn´t love Brazil any more - I find another reason why I think this is the best place on earth! Today Caina and I took a walk to the local markets to see what we ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Day 86 - Being girly Porto Alegre style

BRAZIL | Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | Views [1089]

I mentioned to my friend that I should paint my toenails as I am wearing Havaianas very day at the moment, so instead of buying some nail polish she booked us into the local salon for a full girly afternoon of treatments! For next to nothing, we both ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Samba Rock

BRAZIL | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [1022] | Comments [1]

Tonight I had a truly Brazilian experience with my friend Caina. She is friends with some musicians here in Porto Alegre, Brazil and one of her friend´s bands was having a CD lauch at a local bar for their samba rock EP. We hit the bar at 11pm, but ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Day 85 - Adventures at the Supermercado

BRAZIL | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [1229] | Comments [1]

Here in Brazil even the most mundane things can turn into adventures! Today I decided to make good use of my amigas kitchen and do some cooking, because I really haven´t had any opportunities to cook more than toast or 2 minute noodles while I have been ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Day 84 - Apartment Living

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Views [1105]

Well, I have finally reached further south in Brazil, after tearing myself away from my sun filled few weeks in Floripa. It was one of the hardest places to leave, after spending the most time in one spot (at Pousada Ancora) so far - over 2 weeks. A ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Mi Amigos

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | Views [1380] | Comments [1]

I have to say that the biggest challenge for me whilst travelling South America has not been my lack of language skills, has not been my dislike of some of the food choices and has not been my lack of knowledge of how to ride on public transport.  It ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


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