Monday, October 29, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane....

Well, it's finally over, time to pack the bag for the last time and get on a plane.

I'll do a last blog post when I get home, but thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read about my holiday. I hope it's been entertaining enough!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Porto Seguro and Arraial d´Ajuda

After a day exploring Salvador´s old city and lunching on an excellent Mocequa (a sort of fish stew).

I caught the overnight bus to Porto Seguro. There are some quite nice beaches here and some good views from this town´s historic center.

Good nightlife as well, one of the streets translates as "Alcohol Passage" where you can pick up fruit smoothies with a bit of a kick...

However the plan called for me to only be here for one night and then catch the ferry over to Arraial d´Ajuda. This used to be a playground for the rich and famous - now it´s my playground, not quite rich, and probably more infamous.

I decided to go a bit more upmarket for my last few days and checked into a very hotel with apartments spread over about a square kilometre of grounds and a nice pool.

Here´s the village green.

And this is my morning swim view:

My biggest issue now is: beach or pool. Ah, problems problems...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

On the beach - Maceio

It´s a hard life...

Left Maceio last night and I'm now in Salvador - you'll all be happy to hear that it's raining... But it looks like it might clear up soon. I'll be here for a couple of days and then head down the coast a bit more.

Have to be in Rio airport on the 28th for the flight home!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Crossed the border into Brazil a few days ago and flew up to Rio, current plan is to head up to the north of the country and then work my way back here for the flight home in 12 days time. Should get some quality beach time on the trip.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


From a very cold place I flew up to the north of Argentina right on the edge of the Brazilian border to visit the town of Iguazu and the waterfalls that are close by.

I'd booked a boat ride around the falls so after a short bus ride and walk through the park we were picked up by the tour company and taken to the boats.

Once on the boat and fitted out with life jackets we were driven around - and under! - the falls until we were completely soaked.

To dry t out I spent the rest of the day walking around the park snapping photos from all the viewpoints.

Taking the odd photo of the wildlife

and finally getting a shot of Toucan!

More photos can be found here.

I'm now over the border in Brazil and have just discovered how hard it is to book flights online here if you don't have an identity card. What a strange place.