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  • A lesson in expectation managementBlue sky, golden beaches, breathtaking views over Rio’s spectacular mountainous landscape, ... that’s what you expect when coming to this city, no? But on this first morning in Rio de Janeiro, the ‘Marvelous City’, it’s raining. Not just a Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 14, 2018
  • “We are a little surprised!” (at midnight in Rio ...)And so a new journey begins, from Brussels to Amsterdam to Rio. Travellers: Petra and Lesley, friends, explorers, always curious to discover new places and meet people who live very different lives. It feels a bit surreal to wait at Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 13, 2018
  • South America Trip 2 - 2018Here is the route planned for our upcoming two and a half month trip to Brazil, Argentina and Chile, beginning in mid September. After overnight stopovers in Lisbon and Brasilia, we fly in to start our trip in Cuiaba Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Sep 1, 2018
  • South America Trip 1 - 2008/9We had a wonderful 4 month trip to South America back in 2008/9 during a sabbatical year off work! We started in Salvador in the exotic Brazilian state of Bahia, headed north up the coast to the mouth of Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Aug 24, 2018
  • Rio de Janeiro, 18 - 22 January 2009Just 4 hours up the coast by bus from Paraty, then a surprisingly very easy shuttle bus connection from the Rodoviario (bus station) right across town to Ipanema. Only problem, as always in Brazil, is getting through the turnstyles on Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Jan 18, 2009
  • Curitiba, 10 - 11 January 2009You cannot stay in exotic places all the time! ... ... Its a very long way from Iguazu to the coast at Paraty, where we are hoping to have our penultimate stop before Rio. So, we opted for a quick Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Jan 10, 2009
  • Paraty, 12 - 17 January 2009Another overnight bus leaving at just after midnight from Curitiba, getting into the very large bus terminal in Sao Paulo at 07h00. Very comfortable. (Not the first time we have been to Sao Paulo this trip - the plane from Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Jan 12, 2009
  • Mamiraua, 20-24 October 2008Mamiraoa is an area of rainforest in the upper Amazon about the size of England. Water rises and falls by up to 15 meters between the dry and rainy seasons! We booked in advance to stay 4 days an eco-lodge Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 24, 2008
  • Tabatinga, 24-28 October 20082 hours on the plane with one quick stop from Tefe to here in Tabatinga and it was comforting to see nothing but forest as far as the eye can see. At least in the upper Amazon there is still Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 24, 2008
  • Fortaleza, 5-8 October 200810 hours on the overnight bus. Even with jumpers the air con was freezing cold (no blankets provided on this bus). Local bus to Iracema beach suburb. Not pretty, but then neither is Fortaleza! Its the 5th largest city in Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 6, 2008
  • Belem, 8-11 OctoberTaxi to Fortaleza airport, good 2 hr flight with TAM. Decided to bus into Belem town - perhaps a mistake! Half an hour waiting at roundabout near airport getting conflicting advice on best bus to take. Finally took a bus someone Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 9, 2008
  • Santarem, 12-15 OctoberShort flight from Belem, arriving at the very small Santarem airport at after 01h00. Not the best time to be arriving ... but found the airport panarama viewing area (!), which atayed open all night, and sat it out until Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 13, 2008
  • Amazon Boat + Manaus, 15-20 October48 hours mainly in a hammock on a boat from Santarem to Manaus, then 2 and a half days in Manaus. The main pleasure was in the getting there - Manaus itself is pretty grotty! [b]Santarem to Manaus on the good Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 16, 2008
  • Imbassai, Bahia 24-27 September2 hours north of Salvador by bus. 30 minutes walk from where bus drops off to village and beach. Beautiful wild stretch of beach. Walk for miles north without a soul. Pousada in the dunes with swimming pool (with a view!) Interesting `sweet´ Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Sep 26, 2008
  • Salvador 20-24 SeptemberNice-LHR-Rio (BA), then Gol flight to Salvador. Salvador was a great place to start. Much African influence. Well run pousada with friendly German owner who was very helpful with tips. Big city. Stayed in Barra district by the sea. Centro Historico Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Sep 23, 2008
  • Olinda, nr Recife13 hours north of Salvador on an overnight ¨executivo¨ bus to Recife (quite comfortable in fact), then metro+bus to Olinda Olinda was the original capital of Brazil. Best example of colonial architecture - unesco listed and being restored. Very Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 1, 2008
  • João Pessoa 1 - 4 OctoberTwo hours bus + car from Olinda. Hotel was modern and comfortable. Small town, capital of province. Tambau suburb by the sea is nice place to stay. Cabo Branco beach close by is really nice for a beach near a town. Small Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Oct 3, 2008
  • Deep Pantanal Getaway DayAs usual here, up before dawn; unusual here, a full camp. There is a fishing tournament hereabouts and Jaguar Retreat’s owner has brought a boatload—two really—of friends and they are all at breakfast. I am the only non-Portuguese speaker but Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 29, 2018
  • We CAN All Get AlongI am honored to have been named to the Board of Directors of American Public Square where civility in dialogue and courteous interaction are offered up as a model for society. Local Pantanal Brazilian Public Square members Mr. & Mrs. Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 28, 2018
  • Sex on the BeachWhere do baby jaguars come from? [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/916153/large_JaguarPairSnar Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 28, 2018
  • Last Full Day on the River Is TomorrowIt's routine but tomorrow is the last of it. Up at 5:30, coffee at 5:40, breakfast at 6:00, the river at 6:30. But, there are some housekeeping details to get out of the way. Here are a few catch-all details Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 28, 2018
  • Moon RiverOut at 3:00, a half hour later than usual to allow the crew to watch Brazilian football--World Cup action: Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0. They are all happy. By 3:30, we watch a female jaguar on a sand bar lounge, then move. Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 27, 2018
  • From Jag to RichesYesterday, one jag sighting and it was wonderful. Today, rich with four jaguar sightings, each one amazing. Two females, two males; all on land and one swimming. All far apart on th Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 27, 2018
  • JaguarJaguar. This morning we found a large male on the bank of the river, nestled beneath a bush, barely visible and moving not a twitch. We waited. And, then we waited more. He must have realized that we had no intention Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 26, 2018
  • No Show Jaguars but all not lost[img=https://photos.travellerspoi Posted by paulej4 in Paul to The Pantanal | Jun 25, 2018
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