Exploring Rio – The Beaches and City Centre

Exploring Rio - The Beaches and City Centre

10th – 17th July The final week of our five month South American Adventure was spent in Rio de Janeiro; the perfect place to really make the most of our last few days on the road. Better yet, we were there over the weekend of the World Cup Final, so that the…

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Staying in a Favela in Rio

Staying in a Favela in Rio

10th – 14th July  It was the very first day of the final week of our five month trip, so of course, everything had to go wrong. We arrived in Rio after a slow and uncomfy bus ride from Paraty which took a fair amount longer than the scheduled four hours; I…

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Paraty

Paraty

4th – 10th July 2014 The fourth stop in our Brazil itinerary, Paraty, was a bit of an odd choice given our current northern location, but, as I mentioned before in my Porto Seguro post, our route was somewhat misshapen since our destination choices were dictated by budget, with the…

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Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro

25th – 3rd July 2014 I’ve already mentioned that one side effect of the World Cup in Brazil this year was the stadiums driving visitors to towns which previously weren’t major tourist hotspots, like Belo Horizonte. Another effect was that the huge inflation of prices – particularly accommodation prices – in…

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Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte

23rd – 24th June 2014 The World Cup events in Brazil have, of course, been a huge boost for tourism there and have also put some less-visited areas onto the travellers’ map, with some of the games being held in places that haven’t always been big tourist destinations. Like Belo…

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Iguassu Falls – Brazil Side

Iguassu Falls - Brazil Side

20th June 2014 It sounds foolish to say it now, but as soon as we crossed the grey concrete bridge from Argentina to Brazil I noticed a difference that seemed to lie in more than the new language showing on every sign and shop front. Foz do Iguaçu, just a…

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Iguassu Falls – Argentina Side

Iguassu Falls - Argentina Side

19th June 2014 I can’t believe I left it so long to write about Iguassu Falls, our last stop in Argentina. It was such an amazing, indescribable experience that I’ve been finding myself more and more reluctant to attempt to put it into words, and by now it has already…

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Iguassu Falls – Information

Argentina Side In Argentina, the falls are called Cataratas de Iguazu. To get there, you can take the bus (company Rio Uruguay) for 40 pesos each way – either from the terminal or from the bus stop outside the supermarket on Avenida Victoria Aguirre. For the 30 minute journey, it’s a…

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Review: Paraty Tourist Bus

Review: Paraty Tourist Bus

Paraty, a coastal town about four hours south or Rio, has so much more to offer than beautiful beaches. From waterfalls and swimming holes in the rich Atlantic Forest, to cachaça distilleries or action and adventure at Paraty Sport & Aventura, thiis is one of the best places to visit in…

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