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Rio de Janeiro, Buxios and Ilha Grande: Climax

July 13, 2011


I spent my first afternoon in Rio waiting for two friends from home to arrive (they were joining me for ten days) and recovering after a bus journey that took more than a day. After the relative comfort of buses in Argentina, I was shocked by the basic nature of Brazilian bus travel, though this […]

Iguazu Falls: Wonder

July 11, 2011


After an uncomfortable journey on another disappointingly poor Brazilian bus, I disembarked at Foz do Iguacu into surprisingly good weather considering the poor forecast. I was picked up at the bus terminal by a representative from my hostel, and spent the rest of the day enjoying the sunshine by the side of the pool. Klein […]

Florianopolis: We came to party (4)

July 5, 2011


The mammoth bus trip from Montevideo to Florianopolis was improved by the fact that we were not required to leave the bus during the early hours to go through the formalities for entering Brazil. The bus company handled the whole thing, and earned our deepest gratitude in doing so. Nevertheless, it was still 6pm before […]