Archive for the ‘Brazil’ Category

South America Trip Day 22 – Sao Paulo

South America Trip Day 22 – Sao Paulo

A day around Sao Paulo, after we’d recovered from our huge night out. It was a lovely sunny day again at first, which seemed to give the city a fresh and bright lick of paint much needed, and later became overcast, which for some reason seemed to suit the city better. Alex had decided, as […]

South America Trip Day 21 – Paraty to Sao Paulo

South America Trip Day 21 – Paraty to Sao Paulo

The sound of a rooster crowing like a deranged mental patient woke me up at 5, and sleep was fitful at best afterwards. Still, it meant I made it to breakfast a little earlier than usual. Alex and I packed our bags and left them at reception – we were on the 4pm bus to […]

South America Trip Day 20 – Paraty

South America Trip Day 20 – Paraty

Time to leave Rio. We got the bus to perhaps the loveliest spot in all of Brazil – Paraty, a lovely colonial seaside town with cobbled streets where only horse and cart and people can pass, and centuries-old houses with colourful window sills and bursting with vibrant bougainvillea, all framed by stunning jungled mountains. For […]

South America Trip Day 19 – Rio de Janeiro

South America Trip Day 19 – Rio de Janeiro

After such a big day and a heavy night, today was a day for some serious relaxation. Ipanema beach it was then, for a day of sunbathing, ogling, frisbee throwing and whatever else constitutes a proper ‘holiday’, something Alex and I had been keen to avoid. Ipanema is an incredibly beautiful beach, and the people […]

South America Trip Day 17 – Rio de Janeiro

South America Trip Day 17 – Rio de Janeiro

A glorious Rio Monday. We wasted half of it traipsing around Copacabana trying to find another hotel. We were shown a number of rooms – none as good as the place we’d just checked out of. We headed back to Atlantis Copacabana and said we wanted to check in again. The manager welcomed us back […]

South America Trip Day 16 – Rio de Janeiro

South America Trip Day 16 – Rio de Janeiro

Woke and went to the roof of the Atlantis Copacabana for a morning view of Rio, the sprawling favelas up the mountains, the distant statue of Christ the Redeemer, the lure of the Copacabana and the inviting blue Atlantic…..the sun was out, and it was going to be a glorious day indeed. We attempted to […]

South America Trip Days 14+15 – Asuncion to Iguazu, Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

South America Trip Days 14+15 – Asuncion to Iguazu, Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Reluctantly left Asuncion, this wonderful city stuck in a romantic time-warp dripping with some kind of romantic nostalgia, and caught the 11am bus in the nick of time to Foz de Igiazu in Brazil. We arrived at the border at night. I hate arriving anywhere at night. The bus dropped us off and left us […]

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