Travel Journal: South America Explorer 2012

Brazil

CARNAVAL!

The week running up to Lent is when Brazil really lets its hair down – this is “Carnaval” week.  The most internationally famous carnival celebration

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Brazil

Life’s a Beach!

Goodbye rain, hello sunshine!  And just in time, as we reached Porto Seguro, our first stop on the Atlantic coast.  We stayed in a great

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Brazil

Anyone want an umbrella?

Leaving Rio behind after a relaxed morning and another amazing buffet breakfast, we headed up into the hills.  Our destination was Petropolis, a colonial town

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Brazil

The Girl (on) Ipanema

Welcome to “the Marvellous City”, Rio de Janeiro. We arrived before lunchtime, and most of the group headed off to the famous Copacabana or Ipanema

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