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Photos from a Classic Car Meeting in Teresópolis, Brazil

Photos from a Classic Car Meeting in Teresópolis, Brazil

It’s always nice to get a ‘bonus’ during your travels. And, the more different interests you have, the more ‘bonuses’ you can expect. We went to Teresópolis for a completely different reason. We wanted to see the ‘Organ...
Back to Bolivia

Back to Bolivia

Chiquitania is a land far from Bolivia’s stereotypical image of Andean high peaks, llamas and chunky chaps in brimmed hats and colourful ponchos. Here is Bolivia’s eastern flat, humid wetland punctuated by some scenic red-rock monoliths and some interesting...
In Rio? Go & See the Niemeyer Architecture in Niterói!

In Rio? Go & See the Niemeyer Architecture in Niterói!

Have you ever heard of the city of Niterói? No shame if you haven’t. We hadn’t either! Yet Niterói is right outside Rio de Janeiro, an easy 15-minute ferry ride across the Guanabara Bay. And it isn’t small either; it has well over half a million...
Caves and Torches

Caves and Torches

It’s Olympic season in Brazil right now. In case it had escaped your attention, Río de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 summer Olympics and Paralympics. We don’t have tickets for any events, but in the ‘eco-tourism’ town of Bonito we managed to partake in the celebrations...
Paraty: a Colonial Gem and Photographer’s Paradise

Paraty: a Colonial Gem and Photographer’s Paradise

We visited Paraty before we went to Rio de Janeiro (so our recent posts are a little out of order). Paraty is around 250 kilometres south of Rio, but still in the state of Rio de Janeiro. We didn’t expect Paraty to be such a photogenic little colonial gem – by...
Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

The headline of this article is very personal and doesn’t suggest in any way that you shouldn’t visit Rio de Janeiro at all. You might be lucky, and fall in love with this famous city. But for us it was a different story… Our conclusion: don’t...
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...