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The Last of Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil travel blog

The Last of Brazil

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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A long 24 hour bus ride from Rio de Janeiro brings me to the tri-border town of Foz do Iguaçu where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay come together. It´s also home to the famous Iguaçu Waterfalls.... the only reason to come to these parts really. To ...

Drug lords, fireworks, machine guns and kids...., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Drug lords, fireworks, machine guns and kids....

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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We’re behind and we’re sorry. Our blog is running seriously behind and we’re sincerely sorry about that. We’re currently on an overland trip through South America which means a whole bunch of us are driving around the continent on ...

Rio de Janeiro to Salvdor - Day 40, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro to Salvdor - Day 40

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... multi-coloured litter scattered like confetti. It reminded me of the slums I've seen in the big cities of east Africa but Brazil is financially and economically a first world nation.   Arrived at Rio's main bus station at 10am after another night ...

We're in Rio!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

We're in Rio!

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Happy Birthday Daddy! So, after a bit of jetlag (well, a lot really we slept from 2.30pm Saturday until 9.30am today), we`re ready to hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Before our long sleep yesterday we strolled along Copacabana beach - how ...

Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Ahhhhh, Ilha Grande. A Brazilian Tropical Paradise. It rained the night we arrived. Our hostel was up a bit from the main village in the trees. We were staying in a hut. Bedroom to the front and showeroom to the back. Lots ...

The Drug Wars of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Drug Wars of Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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 Hi all, Being in Brazil, has meant that Rio de Janeiro is a must see and we have been looking forward to for a while….just to see what all the fuss is about to be honest. At the time we thought it was just another city but Rio is the most ...

BRAZIL....Speedos, Crabs and Victor Lopes!!!, Maceio, Brazil travel blog

BRAZIL....Speedos, Crabs and Victor Lopes!!!

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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...  make you need to...well you know.¨ Steve: ¨Why, has the maid said something?¨   Accommodations Brazil has a flourishing seedy motel business. You notice these places everywhere. The first time I spotted one, ...

The Pantanal, The Pantanal, Brazil travel blog

The Pantanal

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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Hi, Jason here - she's let me have a go at writing it for once! We left Sao Paulo on a 12 hour over night sleeping bus. Even after sending some luggage home with our Rio friends we still had enough to struggle with. We caught a bus from Campo ...

Dress shopping and Chopp!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Dress shopping and Chopp!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We landed in Rio at about 12 midnight and the whole city seemed to be against us. The only bank that would accept Visa wasn´t working so we couldn´t get any local currency (luckily we keep a few US dollars for these situations), we then lost more ...

Gateway to the Pantanal, Campo Grande, Brazil travel blog

Gateway to the Pantanal

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We arrived early in Campo Grande, the gateway to the Pantanal (well one of them anyway!). As we left the bus we were accosted by the local tour agents trying to sell the benefits of their particular tour. We dutifully took the brochures and found ...

Ilha Grande., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So with the weather turning against us a little, ie rain and cloud which ruled out sight seeing the famous Christ on a Hill we headed off to the paradise island of Ilha Grande with another couple of guys we'd met at the hostel. Mike from England and ...

More beach time and a night out with Neil & Louise, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

More beach time and a night out with Neil & Louise

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Oh, life's a beach isn't it! I love it on Ipanema beach. We spent another 4 hours there today and it was great. Also noticed there were a few more classy beach babes around today as well. Obviously I wasn't interested but I was keeping an eye on things ...

Copacabana Caipirinhas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Copacabana Caipirinhas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... heard of anything so amazing?! Yesterday, the four of us lazed on Copacabana beach all day long, indulging in several Cairinhas (Brazil's national drink, made from rum, lime and sugar cane) throughout the day. Copacabana is great for people watching, and ...

Punta del Diablo to Florianopolis - Day 38, Florianopolis, Brazil travel blog

Punta del Diablo to Florianopolis - Day 38

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... to reach the biggest party on the planet, depending on bus availability. Tonight I travel to Florianopolis, a beach resort in southern Brazil, it's a 15 hour journey from the Uruguay border town of Chuy. Then I hope to catch another bus tomorrow to ...

Salvador (Carnival!!!) - Day 41-51, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador (Carnival!!!) - Day 41-51

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 41 - 16/01/09 I've finally arrived in Salvador after the longest bus journey of my life. Feeling rather tired and jaded, really glad it's over. 3 days and nights on a bus is such a long time! Really looking forward to stretching my legs a little ...

What lovely people!, Sao Paulo, Brazil travel blog

What lovely people!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... for such a short time. I should stay longer, they said, so that I could come to their houses and have some time to see Brazil outside of Sao Paulo. I should bring my husband and we should take a vacation in Brazil. They gave me names of people who had ...

Rushing ´round Recife, Recife, Brazil travel blog

Rushing ´round Recife

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... only joking (just checking to see if he ever reads this). Have spent the last few days wondering about changing our route a bit as Brazil is quite expensive compared to the rest of S America and also we are in danger of being a bit colonial towned so ...

Our final destination; Rio De Janeiro!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Our final destination; Rio De Janeiro!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... sit down and drink beer in one of the many beach bars. Here we watched a few games from the confederations cup held in Brazil, so the bars were full of Mexicans going crazy. Of course it wouldn't be complete without being bombarded every second by people ...

São Paulo, Where People Meet People, São Paulo, Brazil travel blog

São Paulo, Where People Meet People

A travel blog entry by irax

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I couldn´t be so close to São Paulo and not visit it! So on one of the days from Campinas I headed there with Bruno and Flávio. Expert tour guides at my service! We got the bus down which should take just a little over an hour. However due to some ...

It's teeny weeny time again ..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

It's teeny weeny time again ...

A travel blog entry by helene

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... my double amputee for one pair of blackened and rotting lungs". Hours of fun. And so after two months in this country, it's adios Brazil and hola Argentina. If it's as good as Brazil has been, I`ll be a very lucky girl. I'm looking forward to all ...

Walk around Central Rio, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Walk around Central Rio

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ). Cheap and refreshing! In the evening, I went back to my club where I met Roger and friend. His friend is from northern Brazil, and like most locals here, no English. Roger was great value though and I´m sure to meet up with him again. ...

Beach by day, dancing by night, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Beach by day, dancing by night

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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The last two days have been really great here in Rio. I´m getting into the holiday mode of beach by day, a little sunburn and dancing by night. I spent the afternoon on, what is my favourite beach so far, Ipanema. The beach just oozes with life ...

New itinerary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

New itinerary

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Rushed back into town to go to Lan Chile office before it shut and finally, thank god, our tickets were fine and ready! We were so pleased as it has taken us ages and countless phone calls, visits to offices/non-existant offices. Plus we were also told ...

Amazing Iguacu Falls, Foz de Iguacu, Iguacu Falls, Brazil travel blog

Amazing Iguacu Falls

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived in Foz de Iguacu early afternoon by plane (flew with Gol via Curitiba = was cheaper to fly onto Foz than get off there??). Arrived about 13.30 and got bus into town. Met a local tour guide who helped us find a hotel at a good price (guide book ...

Daylight robbery, Foz de Iguacu to Ciudad del Este, Brazil travel blog

Daylight robbery

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... as really loved it here. Were more apprehensive about going to Paraguay but these things can happen anywhere. Got stamped out of Brazil and walked across the Friendship Bridge to the Paraguayan side where we got stamped in. Most borders we have crossed ...

Dull town blues., Boa Vista, Brazil travel blog

Dull town blues.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... have seen some wonderful places on this trip, but also a handful of ordinary ones, amongst them several dull cities. Boa Vista in northern Brazil is definitively one of them, so it's kind of funny that I am back here for the third time in less than a ...

Dallying along the Coast to Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Dallying along the Coast to Salvador

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... of our partying. We wouldn't make very good Brazilians! Our next stop was Salvador...what a contrast! The one-time capital of Brazil and pride of the Portugese Empire, Salvador is now a vibrant but rather run-down city that is home to a unique ...

Barra Shopping, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Barra Shopping

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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An update to let everyone know that I´m still alive and surviving Rio. Between you and me, I think a month in this city is going to be a bit long (damn those inflexible tours with GAP... in hindsight, I should of stayed in Buenos Aires longer as ...

Final Month on the Road, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Final Month on the Road

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... more than once at some of the poor sleeping on the streets. It is like I'm in an African country with such extreme poverty. Brazil is becoming one of the powerhouses of the industrial world... and has a significant job ahead of it if it is to ensure ...

Bus to Santarem (Day 1) - Day 74, Sinop, Brazil travel blog

Bus to Santarem (Day 1) - Day 74

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Swapped buses this morning after a smooth and comfortable 12 hour bus ride on smooth tarmac. There's going to be no tarmac for the next 800km! The new bus looks like a supped-up 4x4 "Superbus" with a big winch bolted on the front. This must be an ...

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