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

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 these cities drove backpackers like…

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Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte

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 Horizonte, one of the twelve…

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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 – 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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Watching the World Cup in Brazil

Watching the World Cup in Brazil

For the past five months as we’ve backpacked across South America, getting steadily closer to Brazil, all anyone has talked about is the football. It seems to be what everyone is here for, even people who, like us, are only on the continent at the right time by happy coincidence.…

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Fuerza Bruta

Fuerza Bruta Buenos Aires

We finished off our five days in Buenos Aires with a bang! More of a nuclear explosion, really: the Fuerza Bruta Buenos Aires show at the cultural centre in Recoleta Park. This utterly bonkers experience was completely fitting with our extraordinary few days of excitement and new experiences in the…

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