The remote island of Parintins is the stage of the incredible Boi Bumba festival: An explosion of colours, passion and pure joy that every June attracts thousands of people from all around Brazil and few nearby countries, but keeping genuine and not touristic as many realities nowadays. The island is kind of divided into two […]
The city of Belem has an important history as the outpost for the European colonisers to explore the Amazon region (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belem). To reach Belem from Chapada Diamantina a long night by bus to Salvador de Bahia to get my first flight after over 4 months travelling around South America. Thanks to Couch-surfing (www.couchsurfing.com), I meet a new […]
After so many nights spent on buses mostly sleeping, reading and writing the seven hours to reach Chapada Diamantina from Salvador de Bahia pass in a blink of an eye. I get off the bus at Palmeiras where a jeep picks me up and in an half hour drive I’m finally at Vale do Capao! […]
Since I started to explore this huge country named Brazil I also started hearing the suggestion to visit the “wonderful island of Morro de Sao Paulo” located just south of Salvador de Bahia. But a neither a couple weeks ago I was in Sao Paulo and not without a coupIe of beers a friend revealed […]
I can’t still picture the real size of the Rio de Janeiro metropolis that even from the airplane seems to not have any end in any direction. It was February, few months ago, when I landed in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in occasion of the Brazilian carnival (The best carnival and waterfalls on earth), one of […]
As happened before the suggestion of other travellers and locals met on the way resulted in beautiful surprises: the small coastal town of Paraty in the state or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of them! A night bus from Sao Paulo drops me in the tiny bus station (“Rodoviaria”) of Paraty in the middle of […]
What to do next? Where to go? Cross Uruguay to reach Brazil and start exploring with agood friend from old times Head South to Buenos Aires, the capital of this beloved country Explore the North East of Argentina between Tucuman and the Jujuy to cross then in Bolivia. Let’s try to summarise what has been the last month around the World…I’m in Colon, Entre Rios region, just next to Uruguay Border. I ended up in this small town to visit Paula, a friend met through Couchsurfing back when I was
Rio de Janeiro Carnival ! As I land in Rio de Janeiro’s the vibe and energy of the Brazilian carnival is all around me. Streets full of people dresses up with any kind of costume from the professional colourful dresses of the Sambódromo parade to last minute make up, the same I will try to do for the next 4 days. I catch up with Nora, a very good friend of mine since the time of my Erasmus in Spain 12 years ago, and after 40 minutes of taxi for 3 km around blocked roads we finally reach home.