Brazil

Brazil | Iguassu Falls: July 10 – July 11, 2008

July 11th, 2008 We got to Iguassu Falls last night. This city is at the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The hotel is beautiful, and right next to the local bus station (which was convenient as we took a bus from the airport). The courtyard of the hotel is creatively decorated...

Brazil | Salvador da Bahia: July 5 – July 9, 2008

July 5th, 2008 After the crazy taxi ride to Recife, and then a quick flight to Salvador, we had to stick around the airport until the bus service started. The taxis were charging R$70 for the trip, whereas the bus ride would cost us R$4 each. Besides, our apartment in Barra (neighbourhood...

Brazil | Joao Pessoa: July 1 – July 4, 2008

July 1st, 2008 Took a bus from Natal, and it was a wonderful experience mainly because the bus was mostly empty and the chairs reclined back completely. We got to take a wicked nap! Got to the hotel around 7:30 pm and our first impression - awesome!! As we mentioned earlier, we decided to...

Brazil | Natal: June 24 – June 30, 2008

Ponta Negra, Natal June 25th, 2008 Flew out early yesterday morning, although the plane just rested on the tarmac lazily for over an hour past departure time. We were already quite sleepy and tired, so we were happy getting three seats each to lie down and nap. Finally landed in Natal and...

Brazil | Rio de Janeiro: June 20 – June 23, 2008

Rio de Janeiro June 21st, 2008 Got here yesterday morning. It was a long bus ride from the airport to Copacabana (where we booked our hostel). The taxi may have made it here faster, but we didn't feel like paying R$80 when we had the option of paying R$6.50 each by bus. The bus went...

Brazil | Manaus: June 13, 2008 – June 19, 2008

Enroute to Manaus (Miami, FL) June 13th, 2008 Iguana...right beside the car rental lot! We're dead-beat and tired, but finally sitting here in the waiting lounge to board our flight to Manaus. We had a 6 hour layover, which we used to do some urgent shopping at Wal-Mart! That's fine, but...