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Brasilien Itaipu – Rio de Janeiro

Brasilien Itaipu – Rio de Janeiro

  Itaipu – Tati Yupi NP – Curitiba – Morretes – Curitiba – Salto Morato NP – Costa Verde – Angra – Rio de Janeiro 3.4.  – 28.4.2016 Wir sind im 3 Ländereck: Argentinien, Brasilien und Paraguay. Nach dem Besuch des Kraftwerkes Itaipu  entscheiden...
Uruguay is Just the Place for a Holiday

Uruguay is Just the Place for a Holiday

Pin this for later: Uruguay is just the place to have a nice holiday. Beautiful long sandy beaches, summer when the cold winter hits the northern hemisphere, and good tourist infrastructure for all budgets. The country is safe and the people are friendly. Tired of the...
Santa Catarina: a Spectacular Mountain Roadtrip

Santa Catarina: a Spectacular Mountain Roadtrip

We published this post to encourage people to leave the coast and explore the mountains in the south of Brazil. The mountains are cool, green, and quite beautiful. Many Brazilians know this and the mountains are a popular holiday destination – mainly for people from...
Uruguay: Surprising In So Many Ways

Uruguay: Surprising In So Many Ways

Pin this for later! Uruguay is small; the third smallest country on the continent. It has around 175,000 km² with a population of just under 3.5 million. (You can find other interesting facts and historical information at this website. ) The southernmost state of...
88 tage uruguay – resümee

88 tage uruguay – resümee

die meisten reisenden scheinen uruguay schnell in richtung argentinien oder brasilien zu verlassen. wir verweilten hier vom 14. januar bis zum 10. april 2016, also 88 tage. langweilig wurde es uns nie und wir finden, es gibt hier im kleinsten spanischsprechenden land...
Why am I Perplexed by the Gaucho Festival?

Why am I Perplexed by the Gaucho Festival?

The day before the gaucho festival – horses on the move everywhere. We slept right next to a horse paddock. I’m in two minds about the Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha that we spent 5 days experiencing in Tacuarembó , Uruguay. Cultural Heritage or Cruelty and Sexism? On the...
The last post

The last post

Sunrise on the last day: our final camping weekend was spent by the Rio Lujan, Tigre delta, Buenos Aires province. Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] This might not be the first time you’ve heard a journalist say this, but the headline on this story – well, it’s...
Speedy Gonzales

Speedy Gonzales

Doorway in colonial Paraty, Brazil. Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] In a battle between one small rodent and two reasonably intelligent human beings, you’d like to think the superior species would easily prevail. What chance has one teeny mouse got of evading...
Back to basics in Brazil

Back to basics in Brazil

Getting our culture on: Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tandil, Buenos Aires province, Argentina [by Paula] As we arrived in Brazil we were entering the last new country of the trip. By now we were surely hardened, weathered old...
How We Find Overnight Places On-The-Road

How We Find Overnight Places On-The-Road

We spend the vast majority of our nights “free camping”. From Christmas 2014 to the time of writing this, late November 2015, we have visited 7 formal campgrounds, or other places, that we paid to spend the night. This is possible because our Berta is self-contained....
And now, the end is near

And now, the end is near

Van for sale, sunset not included   Guarapari, Espirito Santo, Brazil [by Paula] After 88,000kms, 18 countries and more than 1,500 days on the road, we’ve decided that now is the right time to bring this Latin American adventure to an end and return to...
Going with the flow

Going with the flow

Down by the riverside: Capybaras bathing in a stream, Parque Nacional El Palmar, Entre Rios, Argentina. Caraiva, Bahia, Brazil [by Paula] As we traversed Argentina for the fifth time in just over a year, it felt like a lot of the things we were seeing and doing were...

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