Tag Archives: Intrepid

Rio de Janeiro

After a fairly short ride from Ilha Grande we arrived at the last destination of the trip and checked into the hotel. The drive through the city was pretty cool as there are views of Sugarloaf and Corcovado. The first … Continue reading

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Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is a big island, imaginatively named ‘Big Island’. It’s the third largest island in Brazil, with a surface area so 194 sq. metres and is actually a submerged mountain ridge, which is quite cool. The island is tropical … Continue reading

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Paraty

The journey to Paraty was a bit rough, very long and hot. I had the most annoying woman sat behind me on the overnight leg to São Paolo, it was then a further six hour journey along winding roads to … Continue reading

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Incredible Iguazu

After a fairly good night bus ride from Concordia we met our local guide, Eduardo who is taking us around Iguazu. We jumped into taxis that took us to be stamped out of Argentina. Our driver was brilliant he was … Continue reading

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Home, home on the range… Estancia Panagea

After leaving Montevideo I travelled by bus, seven hours north, where the group was met by our host for the next few days, Juan aka Gaucho 1. We then threw the bags onto the roof of his truck (or rather … Continue reading

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Uruguay – Colonia & Montevideo

From Buenos Aires we caught a ferry into Uruguay. We had to go through full airport style check-in and security, with bag scanners and personal scanners too! Luckily the boat ride was only an hour, not being great on any … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires

The bus ride to Buenos Aires was pretty long, 22 1/2 hours in fact! That’s definitely the longest bus ride I have ever done before. It was pretty productive though as I knitted a glove and the movie selection was … Continue reading

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Getting my Graffiti on in Buenos Aires

On our first afternoon in Buenos Aires Karen and me took a guided street art tour. It was really interesting and I actually learnt quite a lot too. The guide is a street artist himself and knows a lot of … Continue reading

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Back to Argentina… San Martin de Los Andes & Bariloche

The bus from Pucon to San Martin de los Andes took us across the Andes and back across the border into Argentina again. The drive was scenic, but a bit rainy. We also got to watch a weird film that … Continue reading

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Pucon

After sleeping through pretty much all of the bus ride we had a bracing walk through the drizzle to our hostel in Pucon. The hostel is a converted chalet with wood burning stoves and a big lounge and kitchen. It’s … Continue reading

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