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How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

“The tourist is like a cow. You milk it until it’s dry!” When Yasha stayed in Nepal in the 80s, the then Nepalese king was famously quoted as having given this advice to his citizens. It could apply equally to some policies enforced by Bolivia’s Evo...
Along the Way See Bolivia’s World Heritage

Along the Way See Bolivia’s World Heritage

After experiencing the wonders of the diverse World Heritage sites of Brazil , we made sure to check out those on offer when we travelled on from Brazil to Bolivia. Bolivia has 7 UNESCO World Heritage listed sites: 6 of them are cultural sites, 1 a natural site. We...
More Unique StreetArt from the South of Brazil

More Unique StreetArt from the South of Brazil

I had promised, in my last post from Florianópolis , that there will be more street art galleries from Brazil – here is my next instalment of pictures taken in the South of Brazil (north as far as outside Rio de Janeiro). The oldest of these photos, the...
How we Crossed a Border with no Border Crossing

How we Crossed a Border with no Border Crossing

In this post you’ll learn how we wanted to get away from altitude and ended up much higher than we have ever been before. Along the way we crossed a border without border crossing facilities, dealt with some awful road conditions, drove some surprisingly good...
It’s a pity, but pretty Sucre didn’t wow us

It’s a pity, but pretty Sucre didn’t wow us

When we learned that Sucre, the official capital of Bolivia, is a World Heritage City we got all excited. We were given a Lonely Planet (not the guidebook of our choice) and it states “Sucre is Bolivia’s most beautiful city”. So you can imagine that our...
Florianópolis is the Perfect Place for Top StreetArt

Florianópolis is the Perfect Place for Top StreetArt

We recently finished sorting and naming our many thousand photos from Brazil. I had always thought that I should publish another street art gallery from there. But once all photos were sorted I realised that we have many many more than I expected… So, for the...
Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

For a long time we thought we wouldn’t get to Brasilia – due to its inland location, far from anywhere else. In the end we spent over a week in Brazil’s capital city. And we are both glad we went, because visiting Brasilia has been an uplifting experience,...
Inhotim: Unexpected Fusion of Botanical Garden and Art

Inhotim: Unexpected Fusion of Botanical Garden and Art

Recently, as we were driving through Minas Gerais, we stopped for fuel. The owner of the station came up to chat. He spoke good English and asked a lot of questions about our life on the road. I gave him our card, and received an email from him the same day. He knew...
Explore More Rich History in Minas Gerais

Explore More Rich History in Minas Gerais

The mountains of Minas Gerais hold some fascinating history and preserve pockets of beautiful nature. In this post I would like to show you some highlights of the region. This is a continuation of our post from Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence . If you have...
Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence

Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence

Today I want to tell you about Ouro Preto and encourage you to include a stay in this town when you visit Brazil. Ouro Preto is an historic baroque jewel of Brazil, recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage List. Night view of Ouro Preto’s centre taken from Igreja...
Overlanding: the New Low-Impact Way to Travel

Overlanding: the New Low-Impact Way to Travel

Overlanding is a low-impact way to travel! Here high-rise and low-rise holiday accommodation line a beautiful bay in Chile. On the other hand we as overlanders only occupy an empty parking lot. Actually, overlanding is not really a ‘new’ way to travel;...
You See More if You Get Out of the City of Rio

You See More if You Get Out of the City of Rio

Rio de Janeiro is probably one of the best known destinations in the world. With the Olympics this year, it’s a fair guess that almost all humans on the planet know about it. But aside from the city with its Carnival, Pão de Açúcar, Cristo Redentor Corcovado, Ipanema...
Interesting Classic Volkswagens As Seen in Brazil

Interesting Classic Volkswagens As Seen in Brazil

Some of the VW Kombi vans lined up at the Classic Car Meeting in Teresópolis. Since we first arrived in Brazil, we have noticed that the old-style Volkswagen is very popular in this country. You just can’t help noticing them – every day! Wherever we drive we see...