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Brazil – Leaving Thoughts

Well, that brings us to the end of Brazil. There is still a lot to explore here I am sure as the furthest north we went was Rio (which is not very high at all). Even though we are doing most of the countries in South America, I would still like to head on up … Continue reading »

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Foz de Iguaçu and the Iguaçu Falls

Here we are. Of the entire tour, there are two main attractions which have me the most excited. The Inca trail trek and these, the Iguaçu (or Iguazu if you’re on the Argentinian side) Falls. As of last year, they have been declared one of the 7 natural world wonders. What it replaced I could … Continue reading »

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Bonito and the Jaw-Dropping Rio de Plata

Bonito, our next stop after the Pantanal and home to the incredible Rio de Plata. We set up camp 6km outside of town at a well kept and equiped campsite. There was a river withbrapids 200 meters away but more on that later. We all decided to have a quiet evening in preparation for a … Continue reading »

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Pantanal – A Jungle Extravaganza

Took us two days of traveling to get us here. There was some “free camping” at a truck stop and roadside snack bar. In a little town by the name of Miranda, Doris (our trusty truck) broke down. Thankfully, Miranda was only 2 hours away from our destination so one of the other Tucan trucks, … Continue reading »

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Paraty – Beach Paradise

This was the first stop since the begining of the tour. Took us about 5 hours with Doris (our overland truck) to get here. Beautiful little seaside town which is clearly a tourist hot spot. The group, which consists of 15 people, has been split up into 3 man teams.4 of the teams (A, B, … Continue reading »

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Rio de Janiero – City Tour

Today we went on the Rio city tour. Costing R$150 made it quite expensive but it included all transport, entrance fees and English speaking guide. The tour captured the highlights to be seen in Rio including landmarks like Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf mountain and the Lapa Steps. There were some spectacular / interesting / … Continue reading »

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Rio Carnival

Day 1 (The Beginning) Touched down around 15:30 on Friday 17th and jumped into a taxi (which cost twice as much as normal) and made our (Leeanne and I) way to the Arcos Rio Palace Hotel. First thing that one notices is the mental driving that’s done here. Kids running across the highway with cars … Continue reading »

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Plans for the Future – South America

With the whole world to explore, I found it rather difficult to decided as to where I should start. I have been very lucky and blessed to have parents who prioritize traveling and therefore I have done a fair share of traveling. Traveling with your parents results in seeing a country from their perspective. For instance, … Continue reading »

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