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Nazca Lines

PERU | Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [467]

Today we leave Ica and quickly make our way to Nasca to see the famed Nasca Lines! This is a highlight for me and I've wanted to see these lines ever since I learned about them in sophomore Spanish class. We get on the tiny 6 seater plane that ... Read more >

Grape Stomping and Sand Dunes

PERU | Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | Views [860]

Ica is known for a 2 things: Pisco and Sand Dunes. Pisco is an alcohol made from grapes, similar to grappa. It's a popular drink around Peru, usually used to make a cocktail called Pisco Sour. We spent a night crushing grapes to be used in the pisco ... Read more >

Gallery: Lima

PERU | Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Lima: It's not so bad...

PERU | Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | Views [290]

Lima is supposed to be pretty horrible. But it's NOT TRUE. A lot of the information we found basically tells you to fly in and get out quick. But we stay in an area of the city called Miraflores and it's well looked after, with lots of restaurants and ... Read more >

A weekend with Leo & Kelita

BRAZIL | Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [456]

Leo meets us at the bus station at 5am. He's blurry eyed and tired. While we were sleeping for the last 4 hrs on the bus, he was out partying, waiting to meet us. After a quick, crazy ride we get to his apartment, where we all crash for the next few ... Read more >

Gallery: Sao Paulo

BRAZIL | Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

a weekend with Kelita and Leo
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Take me to see JC!

BRAZIL | Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | Views [378]

Our jovial tour guide proclaims this is what most Americans say to him when they get in his van. We've come back to Rio one last time and although we've been here twice already, we still haven't been up the mountain to see the Cristo - the 35m tall statue ... Read more >

Gallery: JC

BRAZIL | Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

The Cristo
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Where are all the cars??

BRAZIL | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [395]

After a couple days in Praia, we take the ferry/bus/water taxi over to Morro de Sao Paulo, a little island off the coast (not to be confused with the major city). The island of Morro is so small they don't even have cars. You can hire a guy with a wheel ... Read more >

Gallery: Bahia

BRAZIL | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Beaches de Bahia

BRAZIL | Saturday, 28 Feb 2009 | Views [270]

After a few days in the hot city of Salvadore de Bahia, we decide to check out the beaches. First we head up to Praia de Forte, an overly developed resort area. It's a nice place, with nice beaches and the sea is really warm. But it's expensive and ... Read more >

Gallery: Salvador Carnival

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Don't stop til you get enough!

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [383]

Carnival in Bahia seems much more familiar. Must be the big sound trucks and the mass of people following it down the street. Reminds me of a Trini carnival...ah this is more like it! We jump up with the crowd for a couple hours in the scorching ... Read more >

Salvador da Bahia

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | Views [421]

We still have another three weeks in Brazil after the end of Carnaval, so we decide to check out Bahia. We booked our flight for the last normal day of Carnaval because in Salvador (the capital of the Bahia region, and site of what is apparently the ... Read more >

School of Samba (longest parade ever!)

BRAZIL | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Views [428]

Day three, and still going strong...well kind of. It takes us a bit longer to get started today so we go for an early lunch with Leo. Without realising it, we're also walking into an ambush - yet another street party. As soon as lunch is done, there's ... Read more >

Carnival of Devils and Falling Angels

BRAZIL | Sunday, 22 Feb 2009 | Views [400]

Day two arrives with a very excited Michele. She wasn't able to come out with us yesterday as she was working. But today is Sunday and it's time for Boitata. Boitata is a huge party in a square in the centre of town and it's where we're headed this morning.... Read more >

Gallery: Rio Carnival 2009

BRAZIL | Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Carnival in Santa Teresa - Party like a Carioca

BRAZIL | Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [972]

Our first introduction into Rio carnaval is in Santa Teresa. A beautiful area up in the mountains, near one of the many Favellas. It's a traditional party where people dress up in crazy costumes (or a fancy dress for you Brits) and dance along the cobble ... Read more >

Back to Rio, it's Carnival Time!

BRAZIL | Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | Views [470]

Where is the carnival? We get to Rio late in the morning (after a 20hr bus ride) and we're ready to party, but there's no sign of the famous fiesta. We walk up and down Copacabana beach and nothing, but scantily-clad people lounging on the beach. ... Read more >

Gallery: Iguazu Falls (the Brazil side)

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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