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  • Piranhas only kill in HollywoodEarly morning again as we want to see the sun rise over the river. We meet at 5.30 am on the deck and silently go on board. The moon is still shining above the trees. We sail over the dark Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 27, 2018
  • "This is the forgotten Brazil."No need to say I feel like a zombie at 6 a.m. climbing out the hammock with only half a sleep and still a bad cold. We all roll up our hammocks in silence and get prepared to walk back Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 26, 2018
  • Night expedition in the jungleWe are all set for our new adventure, waiting at the hotel to be picked up at 7 a.m. as instructed in our travel documents. But we wait and wait and after 20 minutes we figure something must be wrong. Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 25, 2018
  • NumbI feel totally numb when the alarm clock wakes me at 3 am. The intense travelling is taking a little toll on my body in the form of a cold. It’s Lesley’s birthday, but it’s way too early for a Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 24, 2018
  • "You are the best people!"There’s an invasion of cowboys on the farm this morning. There’s a course today and Fazenda Bahia Grande is hosting it. To us, it’s our last half day. Around noon we have to leave. So we fully enjoy the birds Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 23, 2018
  • Hey Cowgirl!Glorious morning at the farm. Freshly baked bread and proper strong coffee. In the distance we see two cowboys riding on their horses, on their way to inspect the cattle. Lasso included. We learn Claudio’s father is a cowboy. His Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 22, 2018
  • Amigo, amigo! Tommy, Tommy!Getting up at 7.30 today, after a few very short nights it actually feels like a luxury. We enjoy a last breakfast at Cabanas, observing little monkeys in the high trees. And then we hit the road, deeper into the Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 21, 2018
  • "Is this your first flotation?"“Bonito” means beautiful. So being in a place called Bonito, is quite promising. At this point in the journey I barely know what day it is, but who cares? We’re going into a cave today and into a clear blue Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 20, 2018
  • Lost?Sleep! Sleep! Sleep! is what my body seems to say when the alarm clock says Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! at 3.15 a.m. Quietly we crawl out of our beds, dress and collect our bags. In the dark of Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 19, 2018
  • "Travel is freedom."A brand new day and we are ready to discover the Iguaçu Falls from the Argentinan side. Yes, today our passports will be stamped and we’ll cross the border for a few hours. Pablo is our man again and we’re Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 18, 2018
  • Waw waw waw! Did I mention WAW?Pablo is our man today. He’ll be driving us to the waterfalls. He picks us up in a minibus where we join some Brazilian travellers. So it means Pablo will have to translate in English just for us. First stop Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 17, 2018
  • The Brazilian Fawlty Towers4 Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 16, 2018
  • Has anybody seen Jesus?It rains the whole damn night and in the morning it’s still raining. Rio, why are you doing this to us? Just when we are here? But we’re not intending to back down and make up an ambitious sight seeing Posted by Petravs in Brazilian adventure | Jun 15, 2018
  • 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
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