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Aug 25, 2008 - travel update

hello all! Last time we updated you, we were on our way to the mighty Iguazu Falls in Brazil. As we have not written for a week, perhaps it is best if we summarise the highlights! The corresponding photos will follow in a few days, as the internet connection here is rubbish! 1. Parque des Aves - Iguazu We arrived at Foz City at 6am following an overnight bus ride, and basically were on our way to the falls by 8am. On arrival, we visited the "Parque des Aves" which was an incredible bird sanctuary. We got up close and personal with so many...

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Aug 16, 2008 - Chilling in Bonito

Once again i~m short on time so i~´ll just make this brief spent 2 and a half days in bonito didnt do a whole lot, just chilled, drank more, relaxed a heap the camp site we were at had a really cool waterfall/swimming hole the second day we were there we went snorkling down the rio da prada. so beautiful. i have a cold at the moment and a wisdom tooth coming through so im no in the best of shapes but still having a blast!

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Nov 23, 2007 - Muito Bonito

Finally some time to rest and relax. I spend 2 days here chilling out by the river, swimming in the clear water with the fish. Its still hot and humid in this part of Brazil, so jumping in the water is very refreshing. They call it a municipal beach but there is not a single grain of sand in sight. It's about 6km out of town and I find the most fun (and cheapest) way to get there is by 'mototaxi', i.e. a motorbike taxi! Its good to be on 2 wheels again Steph and Si :-).

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Mar 5, 2007 - Bonito

The first thing you notice about Bonito is the heat, stifling heat, but thankfully it`s dry, much like an Aussie summer, so strangley I felt almost at home. The bus-ride to Bonito had been through much of the Wild West of Brazil, with lots of stockmen with their Stetson hats droving cattle along the endless stretches of road. The countryside looks so much like Australia, the farms looking as much like Country NSW as they do Brazil except for the telltale palm trees dotted around the fields. The highlight of the region is another world`s...

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The Wanderer

Mar 4, 2007 - Bonito, Brazil

March 4-6, 2007 We have arrived in the small town of bonito to relax for a few days before heading to the famous panatanal. The town of bonito is a little bit like a country town, just one main strip of shops and restaurants for the tourists. We are staying is nice family run hotel, with a few optional tours up our sleeve. First day here Bec and I decided not to go on the waterfall tour, instead we spent the day relaxing in the hammocks and walking around the town stocking up on water for the next few days. The second day we went tubing,...

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Feb 16, 2007 - moving to the wetlands

It is now the 16th of february...left canada a whole whopping 12 days ago..seems like a lifetime already! There is no concept of time here...one day flows right into the next and it is challenging to even remember the activities of a few days prior! Since my last entry we experienced our first overnight bus- let me tell ya..not a huge fan! We are now a some internet cafe downtown Bonito- I laugh when writing that because it is quite similar to being downtown b-ville-not a lot to see or do! Spent the day at a ''natural''pool located just...

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Mar 17, 2006 - Bonito - land of crystal-clear rivers

Bonito is one of those magical places in Brazil that often escapes notice. Tucked into a corner of southwestern Brazil near Paraguay, Bonito lies more than 1000km from the sea and the nearest big city is a long, bumpy bus ride away. Yet despite its isolation, Bonito's natural wonders have long made it a favorite destination for Brazilians and for a handful of foreign visitors. The town itself is just a wandering grid of dusty lanes (and two paved roads). Scattered about, you'll find a handful of laid-back pousadas (guesthouses), quaint...

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Jan 26, 2006 - Bonito

Other than posing with Mermaids and herding cows, I also went snorkeling down a crystal clear river, invented cocktails, pseudo-caved in a beautiful yellow and blue cavern (La Gruta Azul), and most importantly, made friends and treated them as they I wanted to be treated.

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Sam Guevara '05-'06

Dec 23, 2005 - Christmas time, mistletoe and wine.....and Paraty

After the Pantanel we headed south to a place called Bonito which is on the southern edge of the Pantanal. This area is famed for its clear water springs and rivers and this is where we got to spend our Christmas. Unfortunately while we were in the Pantanel Shaun got a mosquito bite on his face. He thought it was a zit and so decided to squeeze it to death - not a good thing to do in hot and humid weather. So by the time we got to Bonito it has become a big puss-y hole on his face which he constantly tried to cover-up in photos! On...

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Dec 8, 2005 - Bonito

Bonito, I would not have chosen the place myself to stay three nights, also the quality of the hotel and the confusing explanation last night of the activities one can undertake here would not merit such a long stay. But then again I am here so why not use what is on offer. Today that was snorkling in the perfectly clear water of the Rio de Prata. The fazenda that organises all of this was of remarkable quality and the snorkling down the river certainly a perfectly worthwhile experience. After being clad in wetsuits we were off by truck to...

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Oct 18, 2005 - Bonito

Oct 12: We are on the minibus again on our way out of the Pantanal, on a four hour trip to Bonito, Brazil. Bonito is in the Parana region of Brazil, which still somewhat encompasses the Pantanal, and has many natural preserves to protect the indigenous wildlife. It is a smaller city, and more like a vacation town for many Brazilians. We arrive at the Hotel Muito Bonito in time for lunch; our rooms have AC, yeah!! In the afternoon we are off to Balneario Municipal park, where a natural spring river flows and the swimming is great. It is a...

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Aug 21, 2005 - Swimming with the Fishes

We had planned to spend Sunday travelling over to Sao Paulo but we didn't hear great reports about it and Pete found a little place in the Lonely Planet called Bonito that sounded pretty cool. Max and the Aussie guy confirmed that it really was worth a visit so we decided to change our plans - that's the nice thing about travelling by ourselves - we have the flexibility to change our plans and learn from other people's experiences. The only problem was Max then remembered that buses didn't go from Corumba, past the Pantanal, to Bonito on...

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