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Jul 20, 2005 - Campo Grande - Entry point for the Pantanal

We took an overnight bus from Foz de Iguacu and expected to have a 12 hour journey into Campo Grande (an entry point city for the Pantanal). This turned into close to 16 hours, due to some reason that we didn't understand as it was explained in Portuguese. We arrived in Campo Grande, which is quite a large city of 700,000 people on the southwestern side of Brazil. We picked Hotel Iguacu for our accomodations - nice looking lobby and friendly staff but the room was nothing special. It was conveniently located next to the bus station, which...

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Jul 10, 2005 - Brief stop in Campo Grande

Our short bus change over in Campo Grande was far longer than anticipated. From the Pantanal we took a bus stright to C. G. and immediately bought a bus ticket to take us to Rio, a 24 hr bus journey-agggghhhhhh!!!!!! Went off to dine in style in the way only Team England know...yes we went to MacDonalds and then back to the bus terminal half an hour early for the 10pm bus, such organisation was unfortunately in vain, the bus didn't arrive until 12:30am. This wouldn't have been such an issue if we'd have known what was going on but...

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Jul 1, 2005 - Campo Grande

Just a quick stop back in Campo Grande to get laundry done and catch up on things before heading on to Curitiba. After eating healthy food in the Pantanal for the last 4 days we went out with Nick and George to an 'All you can eat' pizza restaurant which was very cool. Rather than having the usual buffet where you go and help yourself this place had waiters wandering around with different flavoured pizzas. The temptation was too great for all of us and the battle to eat what was on your plate before saying yes to another one was lost pretty...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Feb 18, 2005 - Everything we've done since 9th Feb....is as few words as possible!!

Hola amigos, Righty, here goes. Gonna fill you in with everything we've done, fairly briefly (as i'm very behind on the updates!) since the last update! Thurs 10th Feb: Left early for Parati in the truck, which took 4 hours. Put up our tents when we got there and after lunch headed into the cute town for a wander. It's so pretty. The streets are all cobbled, but HUGE cobbles, so it's actually really dangerous! No drunken stumbling allowed for sure! Then in the evening we had our first group dinner - good old spag bol!], cooked by Ash and...

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Jul 3, 2004 - Campo Grande & The Pantanal

Check List: - Standing waist deep in a piranha infested river? Check. - Six 2m caimans (brasilian alligators) on the bank watching my every move? Check. - Handful of diced beef for bait? Check. - Bamboo stick with a line and hook? Check. Time to start piranha fishing! The river, the Rio Negro, I am standing in is teeming with piranha, as soon as the baited hook hits the water I can feel the aggressive nibbles as the fish go for the meat. Before long our guide has pulled the first catch out of the water. The trick is to jag the line as you...

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Jun 14, 2004 - "There I was, There I was, in the Pantanal"

There is nothing I like more than to strap one on. A backpack that is!! After a warm welcome to Rio, it was time to explore Brasil.. ....backpacker style. We were heading to the Pantanal, one of Brasils most famous ecoystems in search of lions and tigers and bears (OH MY!) Actually, more like..anacondas, piranhas, and jaguars (OH FUCK!) The pantanal wetlands (the biggest in the world) are located on the western side of brazil and the entire ecoystems occupies parts of bolivia and paraguay as well. And while the Amazon is more famous, in the...

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Dara in Brasil

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