Brazil

Bordercrossings as they should be – Iguazu Falls - We have spent 6 weeks in Brazil by now and are looking forward to a new chapter of our trip. We leave the country and enter Argentina at one of the absolute highlights: We pass through Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and travel via the waterfalls to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina with a short stop … More Bordercrossings as they should be – Iguazu Falls
A tropical paradise in a tropical storm – Ilha Grande - It was quite the week in Rio de Janeiro and we are looking forward to spending some relaxing time on the beach again. In Angra Dos Reis we’ll be meeting Caue, an old friend of Hannes whom he met travelling in Asia. There we will try to catch a boat to one of the remotest … More A tropical paradise in a tropical storm – Ilha Grande
Rio: robbery, rain and restaurants - Flying before dawn has it’s perks: our entire flight to Rio de Janeiro is colored with the gorgeous warm hues of the rising sun. It’s only unfortunate we can’t enjoy it much longer as landing takes us back into dark grey skies. It feels like Belgian autumn when we walk out of the airport and … More Rio: robbery, rain and restaurants
En route to Rio: tropical beaches and surfer’s paradise – Barra Grande, Itacaré - Came for the pictures, but got disappointed? So were we. Due to being robbed in Rio de Janeiro we unfortunately have little pictures left of this part of our trip. Just imagine white sand and turquoise waters for a mental picture that covers most of this week in Brazil… Brazil is big, really big… We … More En route to Rio: tropical beaches and surfer’s paradise – Barra Grande, Itacaré
Chapada Diamantina – Trekking in the wild Nordeste pt. 2 - In our previous blogpost we talked about spending several days in Chapada Diamantina before walking into Capão in Friday. Capão is a true delight. When we walk into town on Friday afternoon the village is preparing for the annual Capão Jazz Festival this weekend. It’s busier than usual but still there are nothing but good … More Chapada Diamantina – Trekking in the wild Nordeste pt. 2
Chapada Diamantina – Trekking in the wild Nordeste pt. 1 - The promise of truly spectacular scenery and hiking opportunities made us disembarque the bus in Lençois at 5 in the morning. The only ones awake in this sleepy village are we and some locals having a better Saturday night than we just had. When they too decide to call it a night this leaves us … More Chapada Diamantina – Trekking in the wild Nordeste pt. 1
Salvador - Salvador, the most important city of the Portuguese colonial empire, such lively and colorful place where African rhythms still fuel life in the streets for the many descendants of slaves from bygone times. Even though both of us were excited to head into the wild in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Salvador turned out to be … More Salvador
Jericoacoara - Wonderful sunsets, dusty alleys without traffic, a surfer’s paradise populated by a dreamy crowd. According to the guidebooks, Jericoacoara would be the place for us to unwind and start our journey South. … More Jericoacoara