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When in Rio..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

When in Rio...

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... beard is supposed to represent freedom and laziness, not some dude who likes getting stoned. It's been trimmed since, well, using my penknife!! Brazil was the most expensive laundry ever, $25 for a load, normally $5 in NYC, man, she even refused to sew up ...

Rio - The Favelas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - The Favelas

A travel blog entry by florby

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... , compared with clay of the past. And undoubtedly, the life of residents here have improved. Many of them came from poorer cities in Brazil, and because of the expensive rentals in cities, they are made to move into these slums. Santa Marta is just one of ...

Bustle in Belem, Belem, Brazil travel blog

Bustle in Belem

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... to wake early, in Rio I slept through an alarm, and I cant miss this flight in the morning!! Miles walked 5.2 Temp 25C 78F Brazil - I spent over 17 days in Brazil and if I had the budget I would have spent another month or two! Dont be fooled, ...

I got soaked, but it was worth it!, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil travel blog

I got soaked, but it was worth it!

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... my poor camera struggles to grab a few shots, I walk back and now the right side of my trousers are soaked through! Amazing, I'm in Brazil for less than a day and I'm wet through! Next, we can walk up to a platform to get an elevator to a ...

Concrete Jungle, Sao Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Concrete Jungle

A travel blog entry by ameng

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We didn't really do too much in the few days we spent in Sao Paulo, here are the highlights: D-Edge: a crazy nightclub which resembles something out of the movie Tron, definitely worth a visit.  It's worth checking out the website beforehand as each ...

Shaking it in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Shaking it in Sao Paulo

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... , it was hot but I was exhausted. Some people came in late but it didn't really make much difference. At breakfast, I had cake. In Brazil you have cake for breakfast. I love this concept. In Rio, cake for 7 days. Sao Paulo, cake. Sorry cereal and ...

Rio - Sandy flip-flops, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - Sandy flip-flops

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... in a shopping mall. There was a good selection, but lesser than what we found at the first store. Headed back before night fall and had roasted chicken with cream pasta for dinner. Managed to settle our favela tour tomorrow as well! Rio de Janiero, ...

It rained in Curitiba!, Curitiba, Brazil travel blog

It rained in Curitiba!

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... a tour, walk around the city, but it rained all day. I did venture out for a while, but my 2nd full day in Brazil involved getting wet again, and I'm still wearing exactly all the clothes from the wet falls at Argentina yesterday! Exactly! I took a ...

The Heart of the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Heart of the Amazon

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05/02/2011 - Saturday After struggling to get a cheap taxi for 7 of us, we decided that we would just save the money and walk to find a hostel. We were knocked back at two different hostels that didn't have enough room, and finally found one after about ...

São Paulo - Nothing at all, São Paulo, Brazil travel blog

São Paulo - Nothing at all

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... hostel from 12-2, then headed out for the top rated sight according to trip advisor. Same old dirty streets. The best sight was a nice concert hall, but was closed. And so we heard back to the hostel to watch the confederations cup. São Paulo, ...

The sweet rodizio., Búzios, Brazil travel blog

The sweet rodizio.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... sale (I guess I need to start working again first :-). Properties in Búzios are quite expensive compared to other places in Brazil, but still nothing compared to for example Spain, France and Italy (where most Europeans buy their holiday homes). So why ...

Join us here in Clearwater., Bonito, Brazil travel blog

Join us here in Clearwater.

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We have made our way a few hours south to the small town of Bonito. A booming ecotourism destination in Brazil, with several caves, waterfalls and rivers with incredibly clear water, where you can float downstream for hours watching all sorts of exotic ...

...the hottest spot south of havana..., Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

...the hottest spot south of havana...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... heap of Cachaca - the local sugar cane spirit - mixed with lime, some sugar and who knows what else.  Brilliant.  Brazil has an interesting bevarage culture.  Things that just arent't common in Australia.  Perhaps they should be.  ...

Wayne's World all over again., São Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Wayne's World all over again.

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First we planned on going to São Paulo, and then we figured we should skip it as time is running short. Lets keep to the beaches instead, as you really need a few days to see São Paulo. After all it's the world's second biggest city (or so) with a ...

The international bastard syndrome., Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

The international bastard syndrome.

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There's bastards everywhere. Yesterday I spoke to a guy from New Zealand, on a three months trip around Brazil. He said he's going back home in a couple of weeks, but first he had to sort out some money. A couple of days ago, he had gone for food and ...

This is pretty nice., Iguazu Falls, Brazil travel blog

This is pretty nice.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... are actually shared between both Brazil and Argentina. So you can visit the falls from both sides, each offering different perspectives. Brazil gives you the best panoramic view of all 275 falls, while Argentina has about ten platforms from which you can ...

Rio - Local Markets, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - Local Markets

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... Zara, Topman etc, but it turned out to be a local shopping street with cheap wares. There were more haviannas stores, and an interesting store selling woodcraft. We spent around 2 hours out before heading back to the hostel to rest Rio de Janeiro, ...

The hidden places., Paraty and Trindade, Brazil travel blog

The hidden places.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... before. We have also enjoyed all the places we have visited, but we still haven't found our paradise beach. I know for a fact that Brazil got heaps of wonderful beaches, but we haven't really found any of them so far. The beaches has been very good, but ...

Twins on tour, Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Twins on tour

A travel blog entry by helene

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... the coast to Salvador, and my sister. It was fantastic to see Julia. She arrived well-prepared for the rigours of Brazil, having brought champagne, gin, chocolate buttons, books and magazines, plus lots of birthday presents and cards from home. I think I ...

Stuck in traffic..., Sao Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Stuck in traffic...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... cars are grey.  No - it is not pretty.  It is, however, wealthy.  It is the driving force behind Brazil's constantly growing economy; the home of multinationals, of jobs, or the money.  And so the people come.  Lured by the ...

One packed week and some serious partying, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

One packed week and some serious partying

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... game in 1950 that had the attendance of over 210,000 (officially, it was under 200,000 like official records really matter in Brazil). On this day, the Maracana was going to play host to a game between Vasco Da Gama and Fluminense. The game was great and ...

Pitching a tent and fishing for Pirahnas, Bonito, Brazil travel blog

Pitching a tent and fishing for Pirahnas

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... for the next few months and we had better look after her. Paraty has a nice town centre which has a colonial feel and is also Brazil’s diving capital. We got a few dives in and also got to see some Flying Gurnards. If you want to see a weird ...

Brazil, beans and broccoli, Sao Luis, Brazil travel blog

Brazil, beans and broccoli

A travel blog entry by helene

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... Ecuador, more expensive but with a more laid-back feel to it. I´ve yet to meet any other English-speaking travellers in Brazil, and haven´t actually spoken any English for the past fortnight. I can´t speak Portuguese and so mumble in Spanish, hoping to ...

At the Copa... Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

At the Copa... Copacabana

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... CAPOEIRA   While in Salvador, we saw some amazing demonstrations of Capoeira, a form of fighting/dance that originiated in northeastern Brazil.  I did not actually take part in this, just the photo op.  I did film two videos for you, to ...

He was high as a kite and had evil eyes., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

He was high as a kite and had evil eyes.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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As my friend Dave said; "Latin America is boring if you haven't been robbed at least once". A few days ago my brother and I were walking down Avenida Atlântica, the main avenue running along Copacabana beach. It was a Monday about 9PM. The avenue was ...

Still got the bug, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Still got the bug

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... time. South America was always calling me on the 'big' trip, but it didn't happen. In less than a week from now though, i will be in Rio, Brazil ready to travel round again and get back to my roots with my backpack, bangles and piercings. Oh, and ...

Guaraná Heaven., Florianópolis, Brazil travel blog

Guaraná Heaven.

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... fish dishes, marinated turtle (kidding), dolphin fillet (ehh, kidding again). I'll miss the big fat juicy steaks, the rodizio in Brazil, the tenedor libre in Agentina, parilla/asado, aji de gallina, pique macho, gallo pinto (...well, maybe not that much), ...

Monkeys, Sloths and Snakes, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Monkeys, Sloths and Snakes

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... . We saw a brazil nut tree for the first time with their strange round, hollow fruits on the end....we never knew that a Brazil nut tree looked like this! After more bird spotting we continued to an area where we could see the infamous Amazonian lily pads ...

Futebol!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Futebol!

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 397 Temperature : 26 degrees Weather : Dazzling sunshine all day long We've decided that we prefer Copacabana to Ipanema, despite the fact that Ipanema is supposed to me more upmarket. The beach appears wider and longer on Copa, ...

Is that you Gisele?, Arraial d'Ajuda, Brazil travel blog

Is that you Gisele?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... backpacker spots of Morro de São Paulo and Itacaré further south along the coast. But because the time is flying down here in Brazil, and since we also couldn't be bothered to hang around for hours waiting for a bus and/or boat, we ended up skipping ...

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