Brazil (8)

Brazil and Paraguay Border – Ciudad del Este

Brazil and Paraguay Border – Ciudad del Este It is time for us to leave Brazil. We have made many friends over the past 2 months.  But we want to head back to where it is warmer.  We have decided we don’t want to go further south just now.  It is too cold, and also […]

Foz do Iguacu falls – best I have ever seen in my life

Foz do Iguacu falls best falls I have ever seen in my life Firstly we had taken a 6 hour bus ride from Paraty to Sao Paulo. We had not booked our next bus, as we have found most times a 4 hour bus journey can soon become a 7 or 8 hour bus journey.  […]

Paraty Brazil the Venice of South America

Paraty Brazil The Venice of South America Many people over the last few weeks have told us abut Paraty, Brazil. It is a well preserved historic town. No vehicles may enter the main historic area. So it is walking, push trolley carts, or horses only. It was designed so the sea wall lets in water […]

3 days of Island Paradise Ilha Grande Brazil

3 days of Island Paradise Ilha Grande Brazil Over the past few weeks I have felt very drained. House-sitting was in a more remote than expected. We were very lonely. Then we had bought a motorbike. But this meant we could not travel with our luggage. We had crammed weeks of study in, as we […]

Rio Angra dos Reis Ilha Grande by boat CouchSurfing

Rio Angra dos Reis Ilha Grande by boat CouchSurfing We have been staying with an Irish and Brazilian couple and their little boy in Buzios for a week while we waited to sell our motorbike. We had many people who wanted to buy it, but I learnt Brazilian men like to talk, but none wanted to […]

Christ the Redeemer Corcovado Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer Corcovado Rio de Janeiro We have had a real struggle to get to see the highlight of Rio. This is our second trip into Rio. Last time it was too overcast. And last night our bus had problems coming into Rio. We ran hours late. We raced to the square and tried […]

Baron Garden Hotel Gloria Rio de Janeiro

Baron Garden Hotel Gloria Rio de Janeiro I have promised the lovely owner, Iaci that I would do a blog on her establishment. Not only did she give us a very good price, she also upgraded us to a fantastic and spacious room. She speaks English, had promptly answered our emails, and helped us with […]

Cabo Frio Arraial do Cabo Brazil CouchSurfing

Cabo Frio Arraial do Cabo Brazil and CouchSurfing We have arrived at Cabo Frio and are staying with a lovely artist. She is a fantastic cook. A warm and friendly lady. We have met through Couch-surfing. We hit it off instantly and have a great laugh. Her favourite saying is “take it easy”. Cabo Frio […]

Buzios Brazil and Posada Le’Tage Hotel

Buzios Brazil and Posada Le’Tage Hotel We have finished our stay in Rio das Ostras. By the end of the stay, my son had managed to fall over 4 times on the same knee. He was having a hard time walking, so the motor bike was a good option. We found a nice area on […]

Sana Brazil Motorbike Road Trip North East

Sana Brazil Motorbike Road Trip North East We are now on the 3rd day of our Road Trip … on our little 50cc motorbike we call “Dozer” because its brand is BULL. Our host has suggested we go to Sana – – an area where there are beautiful rivers and tributaries, waterfalls, and some places […]

Rio Das Ostras Brazil Day 2 exploring

Rio Das Ostras Brazil Day 2 exploring Our host, had to go to work. School for her son only starts at 1 p.m. So we had a walk with the Grandma, and her Grandson to the local Bird Park. This park is set up to help rescue birds, and any injured birds can be re-established […]

Motorbike ride to Rio Das Ostras Brazil

Motorbike ride to Rio Das Ostras Brazil We have been house-sitting the last few weeks just north of Rio de Janeiro. I had expected to stay the full two months, but the situation changed, and it was more remote than we anticipated, along with no-one in town speaking English. The result was loneliness for me, […]