Category Archive: Brazil

Jul 23 2015

Need a shower? (at Iguaçu Falls)

My last stop in Brazil was Foç do Iguaçu, close to the Brazilian /Argentinian border. I was lucky to find (in advance) a very cheap flight Rio – Foç that saved me a bunch of endless hours by bus and a stopover in Sao Paulo that I did not feel like it. Leaving Rio was …

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Jul 16 2015

Another piece of Paradise (in Paraty)

The Brazilian Costa Verde is full of beautiful gems and maybe Paraty is my favourite one. Not as wild as Ilha Grande, Paraty’s main charm is its historical centre, an ensemble of cobbled streets, whitewashed little churches and other beautiful houses. After feeling awkward (in a photographic sense) in Rio, in Paraty I could take …

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Jul 10 2015

A paradise on Earth

A little island with no cars or traffic lights. Pristine beaches, waterfalls, deep jungle, nice hikes. Sunset barbecues on the beach, night talks with the help of some caipirinhas and good music until the end of the day. Is this a dream? Is this the paradise? No, this place is very real and it is …

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Jul 05 2015

Si tu vas à Rio . .

For different reasons, the beginning of my stay in Rio was sad. What it is important here is that my little camera, which was supposed to visit Rio with me, broke down so the big camera stayed at the hostel and I had  to use my phone for the pictures (which I hate! 🙁 ). …

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Jun 25 2015

A trip back in time (Minas Gerais)

The next stop on this Brazilian trip was the beautiful town of Ouro Preto, in Minas Gerais State. In the 1600s (black) gold was discovered in Minas Gerais and gold fever spread fast, attiring many Brazilians from all the country. Most of the gold was shipped to Portugal but what remained in Minas was used …

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Jun 21 2015

Manaus and the jungle

If I had to choose two cities in Brazil I would pick, for different reasons, Rio and Manaus. Some people may think that in Manaus, the capital of Amazon State, there are only ships and alligators but I found it a very interesting city. Manaus was at the center of the Amazon region’s rubber boom during the …

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Jun 19 2015

Down the Amazon River

When I was preparing the world tour, sailing down the Amazon was one of the musts of this trip. Of course, I knew it was not Francisco de Orellana‘s or Aguirre’s big adventure any more but I wanted to live for a few days this life on the boat with the Amazon as our only …

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