Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Porto Alegre, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Sep 3, 2009 - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2 nights. 2 bus companies have trips from Montevideo to Porto Alegre. Both are about 70-80 dollars, 12 hrs. http://www.ttl.com.br/ http://www.egakeguay.com/index.php?ega=linea_regular&op=horarios I will probably couchsurf since I cant find any good hostels. There is a really nice looking girl named Bruna.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South America

Feb 2, 2009 - Porto Alegre, Brazil

We arrived in Porto Alegre after a 12 hour overnight bus ride (luckily with minimal complications at the border crossing) from Montevideo. We checked into our $30 per night hostel while Bob complained the whole time about the cost, and I complained the whole time about missing the Four Seasons. The weather wasn´t great, but we walked around for most of the day, first trying about about 30 ATM machines before we found one that worked with our debit card, then finding and exploring the Sunday Crap Hut Market, I mean Flea Market, at a big park...

Jump to full entry

Feb 23, 2007 - Christmas

I know it's a bit late but I promised to add these when I got back to Porto Alegre. These are pictures of the Christmas party we had at my AELCA project. Very different to putting on a traditional nativity play back home. The kids were running round wild, eating lots of goodies and dancing to loud speaker music in the an intense heat of about 35 degrees. The second lot of photos are of Christmas eve and Christas day which I spent with my host Mum and her family.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HELENA IN BRAZIL

Feb 5, 2007 - Guaiba, Brazil.

I arranged to visit a eucalyptus veneer and plywood mill in Guaiba, in the very south of Brazil. Having worked alongside Boise in the UK, I was very interested in finding out more about a new development in Boise's timber engineering business. After all, it would have been a shame not to, since we were in that neck of woods so to speak! Like the Scandinavians and their new pulp and paper mill in Salto, Uruguay, US-based forest products company Boise have discovered a new way to stay one step ahead of the competition by incorporating...

Jump to full entry

Dec 10, 2006 - Porto Alegre

All you have to know is that I got mugged by 2 piranha-looking men right after I got to my hotel after a 15-hour bus ride from Florianopolis (Yes, for you, the geographically-challenged folks, Brazil is just as big as USA although this map doesnt seem like so). Well, yeah, I was dumb enough to stray alone in the dark streets during the wee hours of the morning. I was damn hungry. All of a sudden, they just ran and dove for my pockets. I was left too speechless. They stole $35 Brazilian Reais (an equivalent of $15 US Dollars, no biggie,...

Jump to full entry

Aug 27, 2006 - Porto Alegre (BRASIL)

De nuevo en Brasil! Felizmente no me he olvidado del portugues, y curiosamente aca hablan mas parecido al espanyol que en el resto de Brasil......usan el "tu", y algunas palabras iguales a los argentinos (tipo "quilombo"). Casi toda la gente es blanca (en el sur de Brasil hay mas gente blanca que en las ciudades grandes de Europa occidental y/o USA!) y mujeres muy bonitas. Aqui tuve que tomar la decision mas importante del viaje hasta el momento: como llegar a Africa. Por eso me quede tantos dias a pesar de que no hay mucho para ver en...

Jump to full entry

Aug 20, 2006 - Porto Alegre

This is the city where I will be spending the majority of time in Brazil. It's the capital of the most southern state, Rio Grande Do Sul. It's one of the country's biggest cities but probably wouldn't seem big compared to cities in the UK. Southerners here are called Gauchos (after the independent-minded cowboys who once drove herds of cattle amongst the plains here) and they love drinking chimarrao. I like it too! It's a form of tea drunk from a wooden unusual shaped cup and through a metal straw. There's a special way to make it, you pour...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


HELENA IN BRAZIL

Jun 30, 2006 - A Rather Hasty Exit

Well, I was going to spend a couple of nights in Porto Alegre, but the bus company has different plans... They said that there aren't any buses to Montevideo tomorrow or the day after, and since I want more than three days in Uruguay, it looks like I'm off tonight, on another 12 hour journey having only had 12 hours here! Which means that this is my last day in Brazil. Its been fantastic - from the craziness of Rio to the sheer bliss of Ilha Grande to the surprise that a city can be the size of Sao Paulo its been a lot of fun. Porto Alegre...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Geraint's World Trip

Feb 26, 2006 - Chuy, Uruguay to Porto Alegre, Brazil

Sadly this was to be our last scheduled day of riding in South America. It has been one of those experiences you wish would never end and you could tell that everyone in the group was having the same feelings. On the bright side, the weather was great, there was little traffic and the scenery was interesting and ever changing throughout the day. We left our hotel in Chuy and headed north towards the border to Brazil. The border crossing was fairly smooth. The only hassle was that the border gurds decided to randomly go through our baggage...

Jump to full entry

Feb 26, 2005 - Porto Alegre

Well, we boarded our bus at Foz de IGUAÇU at 17:30 pm and it was a nice bus. Comfy seats that recline and with convincing legroom capacity we made our way out of the City into the countryside. About 3 minutes later we stopped for some unknown reason and then we went on again. THIS HAPPENENED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE JOURNEY!! If , like me, you have a problem sleeping on any form of transport then you get to see how many times a bus can stop on a 12 hour journey. The 12 hour journey became 16 hours and we stopped in some weird places. Anyhow,...

Jump to full entry

Jan 8, 2005 - Arrive in Veranopolis

Music...Sentimentos Brasileiro (ugh, I~m infected an entire country with Starbucks) Food...ahh, Brazilian buffet style lunch, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce e agua sem gas I finally arrived. It~s great, the place feels like a home away from home. It~s great to see the Pellicciolis! We drive back to Veranopolis (2hrs), stopping along the way for a fruit cup. As we arrive, I~m anxious to shower, but like last time, people drop by immediately. I meet the bride, Janine (a brazilian living in Italy). She~s extremely warm and very willing to speak...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Brazil