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A Bit of Brazil

A Bit of Brazil

It’s not all samba and football in Brazil you know, there’s other good stuff too! Last time we came to Brazil it was for a Caipirinha-fuelled 24 hr stop-over in Río with the freight-ship on our way to Uruguay. Now we’re zipping in from Bolivia to see a different...
Brasilien Salvador – Fortaleza

Brasilien Salvador – Fortaleza

      Salvador – Estancia – Xingo Rio Sao Francisco – Maceio – Porto das Pedras – Maragogi – Recife – Ponto de Seixas – San Miguel de Costoso – Fortaleza Acarajé haben ihren Ursprung in Westafrika, die Teigbällchen aus Bohnenmehl werden in Dendé=Palmöl...
A New Look at Paraná, Brazil after 8 Years

A New Look at Paraná, Brazil after 8 Years

In December 2008, we made our first visit to Brazil. We came from Paraguay to visit Iguazu Falls. From there we drove across country through the state of Paraná to the Atlantic coast in just 2 days. It’s around 750Km. This time we entered Brazil from Uruguay and are...
Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

We recently stayed in Florianópolis, the capital of the Santa Catarina province in the south of Brazil, for over 2 weeks. Not in the city centre itself, but in the north of the island. We were guests of our friends Daniela and Carlos Zander, Brazilian overlanders we...
An Explosion of Colour Instead of Dull Grey Concrete

An Explosion of Colour Instead of Dull Grey Concrete

Photo Gallery of the Street Art bienal design 2015 Project in Florianópolis, Brazil This post is special. For us it’s not the norm to publish two unrelated street art posts, one after the other. Nor have we ever before published a whole gallery showing only one...
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...

Expense Report – Central and South America

I know that everyone wants to know, how we are able to afford this trip and how much it costs. When planning for the world tour, i needed this information for myself. So before we left we decided to record our spending. We tracked every single purchase that we made on...
Brazil – Last stop in South America

Brazil – Last stop in South America

The day before we learned of a taxi strike in Montevideo and decided not to risk it and got an uber. Our driver was great, spoke pretty good English and made jokes all the way to the airport. He was on the heavier side and when we saw some joggers on the street, he...
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...