We departed São Paulo on the 18:30 to Foz De Iguaza, a 16 hour overnight bus journey which would save us a nights accommodation. As it turns out, it saved us a nights sleep as well. Long distance bus travel is the norm in much of South America, and certainly in Brazil and Argentina the […]

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Everywhere we’ve stayed so far has been great but our hostel last night was like staying at a friend of a friend´s student house. Not good. Our ‘spacious double room’ might have been spacious if it didn’t also have bunk beds, a dining table, 2 wheely office chairs and a dismantled wardrobe crammed within. It […]

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The Pousada laid out a feast for breakfast today. Alongside the obligatory bread ham and cheese there were 4 cakes, fruit… and pizza?! After 3 helpings of lemon meringue pie we got the 9.40 bus to São Paulo. Personally I was not relishing the thought of 6 hours on a bus but saw it as […]

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5 days on the island did us so much good that we decided our next stop would be Paraty, a quaint colonial town famed for its beaches, cobbled streets and islands. Feels a bit like a Brazilian Cornwall! After rudely being woken by a bird persistently tapping on our window (!) (it was peering in […]

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Our next stop was Ilha Grande, Brazil´s third biggest tropical island known for it´s beauty. There are no ATMs on the island, which we knew, but still managed to set off with very little cash. No problem we thought – we´ll grab some money when we get to the port. 2 slightly hungover hours later […]

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