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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 ...

Flashback Night, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Flashback Night

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Last night was great... my club down the road had a flashback night and played mostly music from the 80s. Makes for a great atmosphere. Can´t believe how popular our Kylie is... her music has been played everywhere I´ve been. The club pulsated with ...

Day at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Day at the Maracana Stadium

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... that would be here. Then we arrived at the Maracana. This stadium once held over 200,000 people for the 1950 World Cup final (which Brazil lost to Uruguay), but today it is now just an 86,000 all seater stadium. We got into the stadium about 90 minutes ...

Staying in a coconut plantation of course!, Somewhere else in the middle of Brazil, Amazona, Brazil travel blog

Staying in a coconut plantation of course!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Leave our bush camp and continue south where scenery progressively more rainforesty. Lots of flooded fields and very wide rivers and trees which just go on for miles. There are intermittent gaps in the trees where there are huge lakes with dead tree ...

Cachoeira - Day 52-54, Cachoeira, Brazil travel blog

Cachoeira - Day 52-54

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... a strange concoction of religious influences from one end of the spectrum to the other, it's very unique to this region of Brazil. Unfortunately I didn't have chance to see this unique religion being practised in the area.  This evening I was in ...

Nature at its very best, Foz Do Iguazu Brazil, Brazil travel blog

Nature at its very best

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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19.11.09 Foz do Iguazu Today saw us on a state of the art Marco Polo coach bound for Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. We were lucky enough to score the front seats on the upper level, giving us a panoramic view of the countyside. The trip was very comfortable and ...

Passing the peace pipe, Frederico Westphalen, Brazil travel blog

Passing the peace pipe

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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9.12.09 It's been an eventful week for us since the drive back from Porto Alegre to Frederico Westphalen on the bus. (Dr Hermes said he does the drive in about 4 hours by car, that’s a lot more civilized than the 8½ hours it took us). We arrived ...

Thank you good people of Frederico Westphalen, Frederico Westphalen, Brazil travel blog

Thank you good people of Frederico Westphalen

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... Flor, from Café Sol, came to our hotel room to deliver a special gift. She had painted a glass plate for us with symbols of Brazil on it and a dedication of remembrance to us. How sweet of her. I’ll have to wrap it carefully for the bike or post ...

Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil travel blog

Porto Alegre

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... on with it. We needed to purchase summer riding jackets, as the ones we have are much too hot for the warm conditions here in Brazil, and those we will encounter in Chile, Peru and probably all the way up the western coast of the USA. We caught a taxi to ...

Oi todos os meus novos amigos Brazillian, Frederico Westphalen Brazil, Brazil travel blog

Oi todos os meus novos amigos Brazillian

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... time here in Frederico Westphalen and the surrounding district, we shall be sad to leave. We are learning a great deal about Brazil, one way or another, and sometimes feel we interrogate the few English speaking people here. We still use many hand ...

Living it up in Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Living it up in Ipanema

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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From what I´ve seen of Ipanema and Copocabana so far, Rio has got to top the list of being the most beautiful city I´ve been to. Walking along the entire length of Ipanema Beach yesterday had me in awe. The beach oozes with life (the fitness side of ...

Brazil!, Lencois, Brazil travel blog

Brazil!

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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My oh my, where do I start??!! Well, Im in Brazil right now, and as its been a while since I last updated this travelogue Ive been up to all sorts of mischief! From Argentina we travelled up to the Iguacu Falls, which were absolutely incredible. So ...

Iguazu falls, Iguazu, Brazil travel blog

Iguazu falls

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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New Rotary Friends, Frederico Westphalen Brazil, Brazil travel blog

New Rotary Friends

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Kiwi fruit and white chocolate on a pizza??? On Tuesday while we were walking along the road, Des and I met Rosa and her boyfriend Midas, (his name is really Maires, which I didn't know until he signed my plaster cast, but he’ll always be Midas to ...

Life's a whole lot of beaches!, Florianopolis, Brazil travel blog

Life's a whole lot of beaches!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... like one of the Thailand islands we visited about a year ago, Koh Phangan, but I would still recommend Thailand's islands before Brazil's beaches. If you like waves however, Brazil's the place to be. I also read that some of Brazil's beaches further ...

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