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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...
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...
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...
La Paz

La Paz

Approaching La Paz we have a mixed impression. The city sits in a spectacularly steep sided valley surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. Nice. But we also see a blanket of ‘clag’ hanging over its skyline. Not nice. Emission standards still have some way to go...
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...
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...