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January 2017

Amazonian adventure: Night time in the Amazon jungle
Brazil

Amazonian adventure in Brasil’s north

April, 2016: While for many the Amazon conjures up images of an exotic wonderland teeming with wildlife, for me it’s more about spending time in an immense expanse of jungle bigger than most decent sized countries. After a fairly…

Jericoacoara to Atins: Cleaning the day's fish delivering out front of Maria do Mar in Atins
Brazil

Jericoacoara to Atins: exploring Brazil’s ‘desert coast’

April, 2016: Some of our favourite memories from South America came while exploring the north east, ‘desert’ coast of Brazil from Jericoacoara to Atins. From sand dune sunsets while looking over the Atlantic at Jericoacoara (Jeri to the locals)…

Exploring Salvador's Pelourinho: Looking down Salvador's Pelourinho
Brazil

Exploring Salvador’s Pelourinho and beyond

April, 2016: Between the mid 1500’s through to the late 1800’s Brazil was BIG on slave trading, consuming nearly 40% of all slaves sent to the new world.  This horrendous blight on humanity inflicted untold misery on the approximately…

Sao Paolo's best eating: Mortadella sandwich at the Mercado Municipal
Brazil

Sao Paulo’s best eating and colourful culture

April, 2016: Unfortunately when most people think of visiting the cities of Brazil, Rio is top of the list. Sao Paulo doesn’t get a look in because it’s thought to be too big, too dirty and too dangerous.  Thankfully…

Pantanal road trip: twilight on the Passo do Lantra cattle station
Brazil

Pantanal road trip: capybaras and crystal clear rivers

March, 2016: The Pantanal in south west Brazil is a patchwork of untamed wilderness and massive cattle stations criss-crossed by countless piranha filled rivers. After a night of enthusiastic caipirinha drinking we took our leave of Londrina and kicked…

Some of Paraguay's best: beautiful people at Bar Lido in Asuncion
Paraguay

Paraguay’s best: beautiful people and quirky history

Feb, 2016: When we first arrived in Asuncion back in early 2016 the city was still recovering from the 2015 floods which saw ~120,000 people displaced from their homes in Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The highway leading into…