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Carnival In Rio!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnival In Rio!!

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... and tailors will make costumes to fit the theme. The themes played out in front of us included a social commentary on Brazil's oil industry, rain forest beauty, the entertainment industry, and even one that included Romans, dragons, and a Trojan Horse ...

The Death of a ´Stache and Birth of a Script, Manaus (only for sports fans), Brazil travel blog

The Death of a ´Stache and Birth of a Script

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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A week ago, I was surfing TSN´s website for new NHL signings (Glen Sather should join Muckler in Shady Pines, by the way) when I noticed something in the ´TSN Broadband` section. ¨No, no, no,¨ I said out loud. Concerned, Sara asked me what was ...

More of Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

More of Brazil

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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Well, Brazil continues to be one of my favourite countries in South America, as Ive visited so many beautiful places in the last couple of weeks. I did a 3 day trek in the jungle in Lençois to see Brazils highest waterfall. At 380m high it was pretty ...

Welcome to Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Welcome to Rio

A travel blog entry by ameng

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07/02/2011 - Monday The flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro took only 4 hours, but we skipped forward two hours due to the time difference and arrived in Rio around 6am. Our friend Wayne was flying in from Sydney to join us for our last two weeks in ...

Celebrating in Barra!, Barra, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Celebrating in Barra!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Yesterday am headed down to the new town to Lan Chile in vain attempt to change our tickets but can´t are getting very frustrated trying to sort it out and resigned ourselves to trying to do it in Rio now. (are trying to change our RTW tickets so we ...

Still in Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Still in Manaus

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a busy day ahead of us sorting stuff out before we leave on our 3am flight tomorrow morning (great stuff). Go to Post Office to send some stuff home, bank, repacking our very full bags etc. Then get bus a few kms out of town to INPA which is a ...

Overnight in Parnaiba, Parnaiba, Brazil travel blog

Overnight in Parnaiba

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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AT this point we have befriended Cassio and Renna a father and son team who are travelling. Son is 10 years old and they have been to the Amazon jungle from their home of Fortaleza (where we hope to end up in a few days). They are on an adventure and ...

Wandering more colonial streets, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Wandering more colonial streets

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got overnight bus from Recife to Salvador with Itapemirim which was good but not as good as the last one. Arrived into the bus station next morning and were surprised at how high rise and built up the city is - sprawls for miles and miles. Got a ...

Massive city in the middle of the jungle?!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Massive city in the middle of the jungle?!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Yesterday arrive in Manaus about 10am having driven through lots more jungle. The city is huge especially considering it is literally a port town in the middle of the Amazon. Quite sad really. We drive around and the first thing that hits me is the ...

The booze cruise., Leticia/Tabatinga to Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The booze cruise.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I had language problems earlier on this trip, it will probably be nothing compared to the next few weeks. They speak Portugese in Brazil, a language quite different from Spanish. At least for me who speak neither (does what I say here really make sense to ...

Panoramic Views - Brazilian Falls, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil travel blog

Panoramic Views - Brazilian Falls

A travel blog entry by florby

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... us back to our hostel and was good friends with the owner of the hostel. Showed us some great photos of rio, his dog, and the motor cross festival in iguazu on the way as well. Brazilians definitely seem friendly so far! Rio tomorrow! Foz do Iguazu, ...

Rio - Street food and beach music, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - Street food and beach music

A travel blog entry by florby

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... soon set, and we strolled back along the coast. Had a dodgy encounter at the Copacabana beach when a man approached and seemed to want to mug us. Luckily we backed away from him fast enough. Looking forward to some great time in Rio! Rio de Janeiro, ...

Rio - Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - Marvelous City

A travel blog entry by florby

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... lights soon went up, presenting yet another wonderful landscape of the city. Being satisfied with the views, we left the sugar loaf and took a bus back to the hostel. Looking forward to a good day at the beach tomorrow! Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2317, 10 ...

Capybara stampede my arse., Pantanal (Campo Grande), Brazil travel blog

Capybara stampede my arse.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... place when reading John Grisham's "The Testament" many years ago). A huge wetland and pampas like area shared between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. A natural paradise with a tiny human population but a giant feeding ground for wildlife. It supports about ...

Worlds Biggest Football Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Worlds Biggest Football Stadium

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got to our apartment by bus last night and were a bit sceptical about Rio and safety having read some horror stories on the Lonely Planet Thorn tree website. Up today and went to the supermarket to stock up our fridge. Then go into the centre of ...

Heights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Heights of Rio

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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As I was still feeling a bit dodgy and we were both still a bit scared about safety we went for a city tour of Rio plus it was pretty reasonable. Eventually got picked up in the morning and taken first to see the Maracana stadium (!) where Dave followed ...

Real Rio?, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Real Rio?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Feeling a lot better now, which is just as well as sposed to paraglide over Rio today but is too cloudy and is raining occasionally. Instead head to the American Airlines office who cant change our tickets and then eventually to the Lan Chile office. ...

A Backpacker´s Morning, Maceio, Brazil travel blog

A Backpacker´s Morning

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... day of...well, we have no idea, and thats all the fun of it! Happy Valentines day to all, hasta la proxima. Besos de Brazil, --Shawn PS Despite all the evident debauchary we get up to by night, we do an IMPRESSIVE job of getting our arses up each ...

Foz do Iguacu, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil travel blog

Foz do Iguacu

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Lindo Olinda! (Beautiful Olinda in Portuguese), Olinda, Brazil travel blog

Lindo Olinda! (Beautiful Olinda in Portuguese)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... most walls with candidates names and numbers and so far Chavez seems to have 95% of the walls I would say! In Brazil election campaign started about a month ago and poll day is in October - and people complain about long election campaigns at home! ...

Big City Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Big City Brazil

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... that. Sunshine, beaches, sunshine, beaches, caparinhas, girls, sunshine, beaches. Something like that anyway. Having a blast, Brazil is definitely a must see country so far. Brazilian Portuguese still baffles all my potential powers of comprehension. Say ...

Leaving Venezuela for Brazil!, Santa Elena to a field somewhere in Brazil, Brazil travel blog

Leaving Venezuela for Brazil!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Go out to do last shop for a final cook group meals as we will be travelling a couple of days into Brazil and according to our maps there are no real towns. Get on the road and stop at the border which is very swish the Venezuelan side and get stamped ...

Rio to São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Rio to São Paulo

A travel blog entry by florby

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... ride into the city. As it was getting late, we decided to just head to the supermarket to grab some food, before coming back to the hostel to watch soccer (brazil vs Japan). Cooked steak for dinner. Gonna visit the streets tomorrow São Paulo, ...

Internal Flight Risk, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Internal Flight Risk

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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Wow, I´m getting really, really, close to coming home! That´s as close as I´m going to get to facing that reality for now though. Perhaps with this impending curtain of "reality" closing in, we went HARD this week in Rio. Not just parties...well, lots ...

Carnaval Warmup, Olinda, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval Warmup

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... the whole place depicting the life of Jesus and Saint Francis of Assisi. Built in 1577 it was the first Franciscan monestary in Brazil. (Aside...)I´m actually writing this from Recife, Olinda´s big brother city only 7 K away, and it sucks. Big, ...

Border-hopping to see the 'Big Water', Foz de Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazu, Brazil travel blog

Border-hopping to see the 'Big Water'

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... east to get a look at the Iguassu Falls (Iguassu means "big water" in the local language) which straddles the border between Brazil and Argentina. And what a journey to get there! At 5.30am on Wednesday morning 15 February, we boarded a bus to ...

Ten Things to Love About Brazil, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Ten Things to Love About Brazil

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... at dancing. 8) Watching capoeira in Salvador- Another form of dance we saw in Salvador is capoeira. African slaves in Brazil originally developed capoeira as a martial art form to fight their colonial masters. It was turned into an acrobatic dance ...

I'm on a boat: Tabatinga to Manaus, Tabatinga, Brazil travel blog

I'm on a boat: Tabatinga to Manaus

A travel blog entry by ameng

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02/02/2011 - Wednesday As we approached the boat, we could see that it was already 80% filled with hammocks and people.  The boat was a triple decker: the bottom and middle decks were filled with hanging hammocks and passengers, and the deck at the ...

Last border crossing!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Last border crossing!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We walked across our final border and couldnt help but feel sad and really hot, it was about 30 degrees. Within an hour we were on a 24hr bus to Rio. I tried the Brazilian saltenas....no where near as good as Bolivia and no fried chicken waiting for us ...

The Samba Legend, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Samba Legend

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... Erica slept all the way back in the cab. It was a classic night though and something so different from everthing else we have done, it is probably as close to Carnival as it comes without spending a stupid amount of money. Fantastic, loving Brazil now. ...

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