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Trip: South America

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Why I love Brazil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [4113] | 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 >

Tags: Culture

Day 79 - Buying Havaianas

BRAZIL | Friday, 6 Apr 2007 | Views [2852] | Comments [2]

I would just like everyone to know that you can buy Havaiana thongs (flip flops) here in Brazil in the supermarket. Amongst the aisles of pasta, fruit and alcohol are literally tens of different thongs of all shapes and colours! After visiting the ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Days 75 - 78 - On the Beach

BRAZIL | Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | Views [706]

Well, I really am in holiday mode over here in Brazil. Ive spent the last 4 days at the various beaches of Ilha Santa Catarina, enjoying the surf, sand and these drinks made of giant coconuts that they drill a hole into so you can drink from a straw.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Day 74 - Samba time

BRAZIL | Sunday, 1 Apr 2007 | Views [851] | 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 >

Tags: Culture

Reggae in Brazil

BRAZIL | Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | Views [1359] | Comments [2]

What to do on a balmy Friday evening in tropical paradise Brazil? How about late afternoon caipirinhas* at a pub on the beach, followed by fresh fish and salad at the local restuarant, followed by a short bus ride to the party side of town? Then sipping ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Day 71 - Let me tell you a story.....

BRAZIL | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Views [616]

Once upon a time, on a sunny Brazilian day, a 5ft Australian gal set off to travel to the northern beaches of Santa Catarina Island in Florianopolis, Brazil. On advice from the locals, the journey seemed like an easy way to visit some of the best beaches ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Day 70 - Ilha Campeche

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [941] | Comments [1]

Well it just keeps getting better here in southern Brazil! Today my new group of international mates (Sofia - Argentina, Hans - Germany, Jamail - Alaska and Lilly - Armenia) and I went to the most lovely island around - Isla Campeche here off the coast ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Day 68 - On the beach

BRAZIL | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [616] | Comments [4]

Today I spent the entire day lying on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Barra de Lagoa beach - here in Floripa. This place is paradise!

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Day 67 - Florianópolis, Brazil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [1166] | Comments [3]

Well, just when I thought i´d seen enough sand and surf for a lifetime in Galápagos, ive arrived in the beach capital of Brazil - Florianópolis in the south east. Where to begin with the beautiful place (and word) Florianopolis? Say it once and you will ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Photos: Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Day 64 - Arrived in Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Views [1477] | Comments [2]

So I have arrived in Brazil - São Paulo to be precise - after another long leg of travels and connections through Peru and a 45 minute cab ride once I got into the city. São Paulo reminds me alot of Sydney, except its massive. The city has an area of ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Day 63 - On top of the world

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [1761] | Comments [1]

For some reason I needed to make my last day in Ecuador memorable, so I decided to spend the day as far up a mountain as possible.  I had been staring at a massive cable car that spanned a neraby mountain for a week so I took the cable car up to the ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Red Hot Chilli Peppers & The Magic Bean Café

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [1102] | Comments [3]

Red Hot Chilli Peppers the name of a most wonderful mexican restuarant here in Quito, Ecuador. Don´t go there expecting to meet Flea or the other guys from the band BUT do go there expecting wonderful margaritas and the best nachos in the entire universe! ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Day 62 - Exploring the Old & New

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [4150]

Quito is a strange place. A contradiction really. On one end of the city you have the "New Town" which reminds me alot of Beaumont Street or Darby Street in Newcastle. Its cosmopolitan - cafés, restaurants, hostels and hotels nestled amongst ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Days 59 & 60 - Otavalo Markets

ECUADOR | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [5010]

Otavalo is a town about 2 hours north of Quito, a must see in all the guidebooks. So on the weekend, my Aussie mate Linda and I packed a small bag and headed for the hills to see what it was all about. The Otavaleños (people that live in Otavalo) have ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

I want to live in Galápagos

ECUADOR | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [3623] | Comments [3]

Why is it that the most amazing adventures are so difficult to describe? I have been reflecting on my time in Galápagos since I arrived back on mainland Ecuador and its really daunting to try and pen words that illustrate my experience there. Here goes.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Days 56 & 57 - Raining in Quito

ECUADOR | Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | Views [24142]

So of course, after returning from Galápagos I have a great tan and an expanded sense of adventure. I made the long trip (bus, ferry, bus, plane, taxi) from Baltra in Galápagos back to mainland Ecuador ready to explore on 14/3. As the plane touched down, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Days 48 - 55 - In the Galapagos Islands

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [1163] | Comments [3]

Imagine walking on islands that have never been inhabitied. Each step you take may be treading on the ground never walked on by another. Imagine swimming & snorkelling for hours in bright blue water with floating sea turtles, curious sea lions, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

3 Days in Paradise

ECUADOR | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [3347] | Comments [4]

Isla Isabela is a place here in Galápagos that was recommended to me by many travellers as a nice place to visit, so I booked a 3 day trip to see what it was like. I had high expectations, which were exceeded completely! This has been my favourite place ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Photos: Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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