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Big Small Journey Off on the adventure of my lifetime: 5 glorious months of sun and snow in South America, then the UK for further fun and frolicking.


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Oh my feet hurt

ARGENTINA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [757]

Because of the rain and crappy planning yesterday, didn't get to go to Recoleta Cemetery as I had hoped to. Got home about 5 last night, and while leaving the party at Roxy was just at it's peak. BA-ers, "Puertinos", go hard and they go late.... Read more >

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Roxy Rox my Sox

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [1254]

Damn busy day for me today. I went into La Boca in the morning to see the famous colourful houses at Caminito. It was very pretty, God even graced me with a few flashes of sunlight, so I think I took some pretty pictures. I bought some artware, ... Read more >

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A Banana in BA

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [759]

Oh it's a fantastic thing being me, Australia, walking into a supermarket in Argentina and being talk to the store owners in Chinese coz I couldn't say what I wanted in Spanish. It's lovely. It's a Banana grilled Pparrilla style. I read in a toilet ... Read more >

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Buenos Aires (Good Airs)

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Views [1048]

South Americans sure do have a funny way of naming their cities and streets: Good Airs, River of January (Rio de Janeiro), Beautiful (Bonito), Big Far (Campo Grande), etc. I've been a bit lazy with my posting (apologies), and that's because there ... Read more >

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Foz do Iguazu to Montevideo, Uruguay

BRAZIL | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [4604] | Comments [1]

That was hell of a flying day. Arrived Foz do Iguazu about midday, quickly bussed to the urban bus terminal, left our luggage, and sped up to the Iguazu falls. I was with the English couple, Maria and Matt, and we were on the same mission: see Brazil ... Read more >

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Bonito (Beautiful)

BRAZIL | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [797]

First up, thanks Maxine for this recommendation, Bonito is a very special place. Not surprising that this is the number 1 tourist destination in Brazi, the surrounding hills, caves, and waters are magnificent. Not cheap though! Arrived Bonito late ... Read more >

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The Pantanal wetlands

BRAZIL | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [818]

It was pretty amazing. My first mistake was going with the wrong tour group. Bunch of lying, scheming devils conned me with offers of all sorts of luxuries, discounts and services, but of course failed to deliver. Note to all potential Pantanal visitors:... Read more >

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Campo Grande

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Views [604]

Here now, ready for a tour of the Pantanal, which is a massive piece of wetland in the west of Brazil (only 2 hours from Bolivia). There will be Pirahna fishing, horseback riding, jeep safari, trekking, and much more - so the tour guides say. I hope ... Read more >

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Rio - the touristy stuff

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [682]

The last few days has been a jumble of events, not sure if I can recount them chronologically, but here it goes. Day 1. Tuesday: Arrived Rio midday, had trouble getting to the hostel in Botafogo because they were meant to pick kme up at the bus terminal, ... Read more >

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Rioian Beaches, Copacobana & Ipanema

BRAZIL | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [1299]

Copacabana, Ipanema, Rio, wow, those famous names, finally I get see it, no glossy photo paper in between. They are long stretches of pale coarse sand, roads and pedestrians on one side, dangerous man-eating waves on the other. At the Northern end ... Read more >

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BRAZIL | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [507]

Thats how the locals pronounce Rio. Heeee-ooooo. Sounds a bit funny but I'm getting used to it. Oh yesterday was terrible, I had travellers stomach, spend all evening and most of the night in the foetal position in bed, occassionally rushing to the ... Read more >

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Lesson 2 in Relaxation

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [506]

Lesson 1 was walking slowly, lesson 2 is learning to do nothing. It is a difficult lesson to learn. I practised all morning and believe I have improved. Basically you look at a spot on the wall, set your hammock swinging, and try not to stare too hard ... Read more >

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BRAZIL | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [450]

What an amazing day it was. I woke up to the sound of rain, it was very early, but by the time I got up it had stopped and the sun was out and it was warm. I got up early, had a huge breakfast and walked down to Praia do Mucuge (Mucuge beach), and headed ... Read more >

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Sickness was bound to happen after a week of very little rest

BRAZIL | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [556]

Yes folks, woke up in the middle of the night with a hugely blocked nose, and unhappy sore throat. Not surprising considering the massive lack of sleep I had had over the last few days. Still not happy about it though. I gargled down some berocca, ... Read more >

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Travel mishaps were bound to happen

BRAZIL | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [451]

What an insane day it was. I lost my friends, then thwacked it through using public transport, then a nice man gave me a pretty necklace, but I end up going to bed early with a headache. The story goes like this - A couple of people from the hostel at ... Read more >

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Byebye Carnaval

BRAZIL | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [524] | Comments [1]

It's over, finally. Not to say I didn't enjoy myself, but no more grabbing and hassling, and that's a very good thing. Last night the biggest night, Barra was densely packed. Fatboy Slim played with David Guetto, a 6 hour set, which was very good except ... Read more >

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Carnaval madness

BRAZIL | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [496]

Madness it is. Crazy people everywhere. Parties every day, every night. Men trying to grab you for a kiss, or rob you. Pickpockets and dodgey vendors run off with your money when you're expecting your change. Groups of guys converging and picking you ... Read more >

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Trekking, swimming, snorkling, and more

BRAZIL | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [541]

Lencois has been awesome for those physical things you want to do in nature. Did 2 days of treking, today and yesterday, and my legs are SORE . Yesterday was a walking tour, did it with my new German friends, saw a few waterfalls, did lots of swimming ... Read more >

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Brave, insane, or stupid?

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [672]

Attempting to travel in a Portuguese speaking country with no Portuguese is a very very bad idea. Boys and girls, do NOT try it. Thank god there are thousands of tourists here. Managed to leech on to some Germans at Praia do Forte, so managed to get ... Read more >

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Sleepy happy Praia do Forte

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [525]

Im finally here. Not speaking the language is very hard, just trying to find out places to go, how/where to get a phone card, how to use the damn phone etc, tiring work. Within about 1/2 hour i´ve attached myself onto 2 aussies who looked like they know ... Read more >

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