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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.

Gallery: Rio still... last few days

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Christ the Redeemer, beach photos
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Gallery: Rio... Out at Lapa

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

It was Saturday night, we went to a samba club
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Gallery: Rio de Janeiro (River of January)

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

I got busy in Rio
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Rio - the touristy stuff

BRAZIL | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [678]

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 [1293]

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 [504]

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 [501]

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 [445]

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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Gallery: Praia Mucuge, Pitinga and more

BRAZIL | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Beaches beaches beaches, theres kms of them
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Sickness was bound to happen after a week of very little rest

BRAZIL | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [551]

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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Gallery: Arraial Dajuda & Trancoso

BRAZIL | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Lovely Bahian beaches
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Travel mishaps were bound to happen

BRAZIL | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [444]

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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Gallery: At the hostel and around Pelorinho

BRAZIL | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Nega Maluca guesthouse at Salvador, and at the Santo Antonio square and beyond
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Byebye Carnaval

BRAZIL | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [516] | 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 [490]

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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Gallery: Street parties @ Pelorinho

BRAZIL | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Day parties during Carnaval
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Trekking, swimming, snorkling, and more

BRAZIL | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [537]

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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Gallery: Trekking in Lencois

BRAZIL | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Waterfalls, cliff-faces, pools of coca cola ...
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Brave, insane, or stupid?

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [667]

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 [520]

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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