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Sep 2, 2012 - Campo Grande

Nous voici à notre première étape au Brésil : Campo Grande. Mais avant d'y arriver, nous avons encore vécu notre dernière surprise paraguayenne. En achetant le ticket à Concepción, la vendeuse nous a avertie que nous devions changer de bus à Pedro Juan Caballero, la ville frontière. Par contre, elle a oublié de nous indiquer que nous devions passer nous-même à la douane paraguayenne pour faire tamponner notre passeport pour la sortie, puis à la brésilienne pour l'entrée. Nous ne nous en sommes pas doutés, car jusqu'à présent, les formalités...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Campo Grande and Coxim

Hi Guys, Well we made it to Campo Grande and have mangaged to track down most of my friends, Honk (or as they like to call him here, Arnold or Geraldo hahaha) is fitting right in. He is a great success here even though he can't speak much portugese...I'm not as interesting now as this is my third time..I'm old news! We have travelled about three hours out of the city to visit other friends who took us on a boat ride and a swim in the river..I made sure not to be first or last as I didn't want to be somethings dinner, but they tell me not to...

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South America

Mar 20, 2012 - Campo Grande & ATMs

So we are accosted at the bus terminal (none of which have names on, so it is pot luck you got off at the right stop) by two hostel touts. Craig insists we go with the same company that he went with before (Ecological Expeditions), I am dubious and still take a flyer from the smarter Santa Clara outfit but Craig again says "honestly they were great last time". We arrive at the hostel and then try to barter the tout down - "but you are rich British on holiday", err no we are backpackers probably living on less than you are! He tells Craig...

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Oct 31, 2011 - The Pantanal

Hi All, I´ve spent the last few days in The Pantanal, the worlds largest wetland and the best place to see wildlife. I spent 3 nights/four days in a lodge there, where we did activities such as Pirahna fishing (I caught 2 pirahnas and 2 other fish), tubing down the river (scariest moment being when we saw a caiman - alligator - get into the river just as we were about to get in!!), boat rides, jungle walks, horse-riding and a jeep safari. The two night boats were the best though - especially when the guide switched off the engine and torch...

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Feb 21, 2010 - Campo Grande, Brasil

So we took a plane to Campo Grande because it was cheaper and more time saving than a bus. We didn´t really do much there since we were only spending the night. We stayed in an hostel that our guidebook said was near the bus station and ate at a buffet around the corner because it was the only restaurant open within walking distance. It turned out that the main bus station had been moved and we had to take a special bus from the old one to the new one. So we spent half an hour waiting for it until it finally came. We bought bus tickets for...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Piranhas, Kaimane und eine Anaconda

Nach 4 Tagen im Dschungel im Pantanal in Brasilien, sind wir nun wieder heil in der Zivilisation angekommen :) Nach einer anstrengenden Busfahrt von Iguazu nach Campo Grande, haben wir dort eine Dschungel-Tour gebucht und sind nach einer wiederum mehrstuendigen und sehr holprigen Jeep-Fahrt im Camp angekommen. Alles war sehr einfach gehalten, wir haben in Haengematten geschlafen, was sich um einiges bequemer herausstellte, als wir urspruenglich dachten. Mit uns gebucht haben Rulant (Hollaender), Tom (Brite), sowie Maybrit und Jasper (ein...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Pantanal

Morgen Abend fahren wir ueber Nacht in die sprichwoertliche brasilianische "Pampa", ich denke da gibt es dann mal ein paar Tage kein Internet also nicht beunruhigt sein. Unser Pampa Trip hat uns ins schoene Santa Clara gefuehrt, eigentlich keine Stadt sondern eine Ansammlung von einigen weitverstreuten "Farms" in der Pampa in denen Touristen aufgenommen werden die ein bisschen die lokale Flora und Fauna erkunden wollen. Geschlafen haben wir in Haengematten was wesentlich bequemer war als ich es mir vorgestellt haette und leckeres Essen,...

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Nov 9, 2008 - The Pantanal

The Pantanal is an area of swamp, marsh and jungle in the south-west of Brazil. One of the most sparsely populated areas of the country, it covers an area roughly twice the size of France. We took an overnight bus from Foz do Iguacu to the city of Campo Grande, from where it was another several hours by minibus and 4-wheel-drive truck to arrive at the tourist lodge where we would spend the next few days. Despite the remote location it was a well-equipped place. There were a few locals and tourism workers, plus their pets (a parrot and 3...

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Mar 21, 2007 - Wet!

Okay, so we went to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Cataratas do Iguacu or Iguace Falls. Nothing can prepare you for the spectacle. The Brazilians have certainly done it right and created a national park second to none. We splurged on a Zodiac trip into the fall, and I mean into the falls. We were completely drenched at the end of the ride! Up at 4:30 to begin the trip to the Pantanal

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Peters Brazil 2007

Mar 23, 2006 - Vers le Pantanal

Désolés pour le manque de nouvelles ces temps-ci... Tout va bien,nous venons de trasverser le brésil, et nous trouvons donc actuellement à Campo grande. Dans le bus nous avons recontré pas mal de gens: irlandais, norvégien, indienne(!), et anglais, et nous venons de décider de partir avec eux pour 3 jours dans le Pantanal:au programme: caimans, anacondas, piranas...mais aussi caipirinha... Enfin, après ces trois jours, direction corumba pour passer la frontière vers la Bolivie.

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Jan 20, 2006 - BRASIL!!! Campo Grande and the Pantanal

Note: The map function on my website does not reflect the route I took from Asuncion to Campo Grande. Be sure to check the Asuncion entry for my trip up the Rio Paraguay. I experienced a startling revelation when I crossed the Paraguay/Brazilian border and realized, my God, they don~t speak Spanish in Brazil! The ease of blissful travel in Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay was quickly diminished as I realized, um, I can~t even ask where the bathroom is here. The reality of not knowing the language makes it much more difficult to find your way...

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Sam Guevara '05-'06

Aug 8, 2005 - Its been a while, and I''ve done a lot

HI everyone, Since I last wrote to you all Ive been on quite an adventure. After leaving Iguazu we headed north (17 hours on a bus) to Campo Grade which is on the edge of the Pantenal wetlands. From there it was a five hour journey along a small road, 2 hours along a dirt track and then another two hours through swamps etc to reach the camp site. It was literally in the middle of no where and to Dad~s chargrin had no mobile service. The Pantenal is an amazing place with an immense amount of wildlife and the ability to survive there without...

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