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Braaasil

Ok, so a little out of synch chronologically speaking, but hey, you get what you pay for right? And you’re not paying for it, so there you go. After Ilha Grande, we spent 4 days in Rio. Now, Rio is a must-see place, you can’t go to that part of Brasil and...

High & Cold

Ok, so I haven’t given you a Brasil part 2 yet, but it’s on the way, honest. So, if you’ll allow that little omission I can continue with my dispatches from my current location in Bolivia.┬áHave had a very busy week here and am having a day off from...

Escaping Autumn

As autumn was arriving in Argentina, I decided to head north and get me some sunshine, and where better to hit the beaches than Brazil? Looking at a map, I saw that the little town of Punta del Diablo in Uruguay where I’d been in December was only 60km from the...

Her Name Was Lola

So, here I am, reporting live and direct from Rio de Janeiro. Done most of the touristy stuff so far, been up Sugarloaf at sunset which was beautiful, went up to see Jesus on a clear day which was beautiful, walked up and down Copacabana beach which was busy....

Size Matters

Ok, so I’m a geography nerd. That’s not news to anyone. I’ve spent more time on buses in Brasil so far than actually in Brasil if you see what I mean and the only reading material I have is my Lonely Planet Brazil. So there I was flicking through the...

So Far…

Bit disappointed in Brasil so far. I’ve been here 2 days and haven’t: seen a half-naked indian kill an anaconda with a blowpipe been to a beach drunk a caiphirinha out of a coconut shell been robbed at gunpoint