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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.

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South America

Jun 17, 2009 - Top 5 Spectacular Water Wonders

Top 1: Charming Victoria Falls The mighty Victoria Falls is the largest curtain in Africa, and it is also one of the largest, the most beautiful and spectacular falls around the world, Spanning 1,700 meters in width and the highest point is up to 108 meters. The spray can be as high as 300 meters, what is incredible is that you can see the falls as far away as 65kilometers. The Local Kalolo-Lozi people call the fall as Mosi-oa-tunya, which means “thundering water haze”. More surprising, with the crescent rising, the water haze reflects...

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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...

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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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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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Jul 20, 2008 - The Pantanal and Chapada

We have spent the last week travelling from Sao Paolo west on many buses (40hrs and counting!). First we hit the Southern Pantanal, where we spent 4 days / 3 nights piranha fishing (none caught), safari walking ( no jaguars or anaconda), horse riding (no broken limbs, yay!), and swimming with caimon (baby crocadiles)... beans, rice and papaya were heavy in the cuisine rotation, however, piranha caught by others was very tasty. all and all it was a very satisfying experience... not yet satisfied with roughing it, we then headed north into...

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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 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 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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Mar 3, 2007 - Ponta Pora, Brazil

March 3-4, 2007 Just a stop over in ponta pora for the night, it is the bordering town of Brazil and Paraguay. We basically went over to immigration and officially crossed over to Brazil, then (illegally) spent the night in our hotel in ponta pora. Sounds bad, but it is a very common thing to do for tour groups around this part of the country. Just a pretty quiet night in this small little town before an early morning start to head to the nice small town of bonito back in Brazil

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