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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 ...

Buggy Woogie, Pipa, Brazil travel blog

Buggy Woogie

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... a Brazil visa well before we left home, and therefore before all of the details of our seven-month trip were in place. Brazil's visa application process requires proof of your flights into and out of the country, so we had to book those flights before we ...

"Brazil Happened"

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... the road chasing after it. A six-year-old boy in our group asked his mother, "What happened?" Her terse reply: "Brazil happened." While I may disagree with her imparting that kind of unnuanced snark about an entire country to a young impressionable ...

Carnival Capers, Petropolis, Brazil travel blog

Carnival Capers

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... harm the group's chances in the competition as nudity is prohibited! Hahaha. All together is was an amazing time and if your in Brazil in Feb check it out. We brought the local rag the next day to see the pictures inside the paper it seemed to be ...

Rio - Bohemian Dodgy Streets, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio - Bohemian Dodgy Streets

A travel blog entry by florby

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... theater, a pretty building with golden deco. And then walked towards the coast to find a pretty modern arts museum (which wasn't as pretty as advertised). Got back to the hostel after walking through some dodgy streets after. Rio de Janeiro, ...

Onward to Tutoia............, Tutoia, Brazil travel blog

Onward to Tutoia............

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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In Paulino Neves we had to wait for 45 mins to get our next ´bus´ to Tutoia so went and gots some lunch in the village. Got our next bus where will require you to use your imagination. Imagine: - Open backed jeep with 4 planks of wood across the ...

Cachoeira to Salvador - Day 55, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Cachoeira to Salvador - Day 55

A travel blog entry by christosp

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I'm quite sad to be leaving Cachoeira, I think I may have fallen for the place. The friendly people, the tranquil setting and the old colonial architecture makes Cachoeira one of my favourite towns I've visited so far in South America. I think in the ...

Cuiaba - Day 71-72, Cuiaba, Brazil travel blog

Cuiaba - Day 71-72

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... unsuccessful. I eat more delicious ice cream which has been a daily habit since I've been Cuiaba. The ice cream joints are self service so you just help yourself and pay by the kilo. The ice cream is so good and relatively cheap for expensive Brazil, ...

Rich Village of Black Gold (A Dennis Post), Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Rich Village of Black Gold (A Dennis Post)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... so much that we stayed in the bar and watched it there. It might have been for the best. It was stunning enough to see Brazil collapse among a small group of Brazilians in a bar, I don’t know if we could have handled the collective shock of the ...

Brasilia - Day 66, Brasilia, Brazil travel blog

Brasilia - Day 66

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... of sightseeing in Brasilia. Brasilia really interest's me for some reason, I can remember years ago reading an article about Brazil's capital being build from nothing in a remote area of the country in 3 years, with ultra-modern 1960's architecture ...

Paradise in Paraty, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

Paradise in Paraty

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... friendly person, man, I've been very lucky with the people I have met. Food that night was something more traditional from Brazil. Erica and I were getting frustrated at the lack of local food choices, cuisine in the area, apparently in the lonely ...

And more water, Foz De Iguazu, Brazil travel blog

And more water

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... , and see once more excellent, yet different views of the falls you see the detail in Argentina, and then the overview in Brazil. Then catch the less than good quality bus to Florianapolis - Ive got used to good quality in Argentina, but this is ...

Wandering the colonial Sao Luis, Sao Luis, Brazil travel blog

Wandering the colonial Sao Luis

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... musicians and dancers. They were wearing very large headresses and feathers and it was all very African influenced which this part of Brazil has a lot of links to. We think we established that the festival was the last night of a festival for Sao Luis ...

World’s biggest party & we lug heavy stuff, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

World’s biggest party & we lug heavy stuff

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... is called Carnaval. There are also plenty of events in the weeks preceding Carnaval which all add to the festivities. Each part of Brazil has different ways of celebrating Carnaval. In Rio, street parties are in abundance (at any time of the day) and the ...

Down the Amazon River, Belém, Brazil travel blog

Down the Amazon River

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Well one thing is for certain... I cannot speak Portuguese. I speak more like Span-guese or a Portug-ish combination of Spanish and Portuguese. The languages are similar but different enough that I can´t use it... yet. So for now, my travel buddy Boris ...

Crazy Room Mates, Favella Tours and H-Gliding, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Crazy Room Mates, Favella Tours and H-Gliding

A travel blog entry by catters

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More benders, late night unsactioned favella tours, the arrival of the most interesting room mate, hang gliding from the site where it all began and a massive Samba street party - busy days in Rio...     The 3rd of January spelt the end ...

Boat from Santarem to Manaus - Day 81-82, Itacoatiara, Brazil travel blog

Boat from Santarem to Manaus - Day 81-82

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... in the electricity from somewhere but i'm not sure where?   Another football game was shown tonight on the top deck, Brazil versus Equator in a World Cup qualifier. A guy with a rope was moving the satellite dish when the boat changed direction. ...

I Believe That We Will... Lose in Extra Time, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

I Believe That We Will... Lose in Extra Time

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... elements of African tribal religion and integrating African art, cuisine, music and dance (and even martial arts with capoeira). Brazil brought four million slaves over from Africa, nearly ten times as many as the United States/American colonies did. ...

Showering in Iguassu Falls & plenty of nice pics, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil travel blog

Showering in Iguassu Falls & plenty of nice pics

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... to go with it. It just so happens that the Iguassu Falls are at the centre of three borders, the countries being Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina and there is a town called Ciudad del Este that is just over the border in Paraguay where duties don’t ...

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil travel blog

São Paulo

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: São Paulo is a big city and, reputedly, quite dangerous so we were keen to get the metro and get to our hostel before darkness and not walk around the city with our big backpack - the best laid plans and all. The usually trusty lonely ...

Carnaval Baby!, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval Baby!

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... window. All in all, couldn´t think of a better way to wind down the trip. Having an insane time, and would love to write more but dammit, its Carnaval out there! Talk to you all soon, and hope this finds everyone well. Besitos de Brazil, ...

Todo bem..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Todo bem...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... to the world's greatest annual party being samba schools from favelas.  As we walked through the streets of Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela with approximately 160,000 residents, on a tour, people smiled and waved whilst children played football ...

Beach Break, Praia do Forte, Brazil travel blog

Beach Break

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... rain of near-Biblical proportions, spent two days off the grid deep in the Amazon Rainforest and dealt daily with various Brazil Happened headaches and inconveniences. Dennis and I needed a little pause before World Cup adventures picked up again, and we ...

The G Man - He Hasnt Changed, Porto Alegre, Brazil travel blog

The G Man - He Hasnt Changed

A travel blog entry by catters

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... has been brilliant to catch up with an old mate and my Brazilian family again and I look forward to seeing you again soon in Brazil and then Oz... Hey it is worth noting an alarm failure on the morning of departure gave the G man his chance to show ...

Foz do Iguacu, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil travel blog

Foz do Iguacu

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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The Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Marvelous City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I returned to Salvador last week to extend my stay in Brazil by obtaining another 90 day stamp for my passport from the Federal Police. The process was quite painless actually and I was only worried for a minute when they asked to see my plane ticket ...

Leito Class, Sao Paulo, Brazil travel blog

Leito Class

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We caught the early morning bus from Paraty to Sao Paulo arriving about 3PM. In Paraty we were told that we could then get an onwards bus to Campo Grande and arrive the following morning. What they didn't tell us was that we would have to find our way ...

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