Christmas Carols Are Out – Christmas Caipirinhas, On the Other Hand…

Monday 28th December 2015 – I never really took to Florianopolis, and Isla Santa Caterina as a whole, like I did Paraty, despite my setbacks in the latter. I don’t mean to sound morose, I certainly enjoyed myself, it was just missing something. Perhaps the relaxed vibe, the feeling of…

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Fatality Conspiracies and Favela Reputations

Friday 04th December 2015 – Again, it took over a day to reach my next destination. The twenty six hours to Rio de Janeiro matching my previous journey record, only this time the bus was slightly comfier. Not as much as I’d have liked, but comfier nonetheless. Through incidental conversation,…

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Things Would be Easier if I Just Spoke Portuguese

Sunday 20th September 2015 – I had a few days back in Manaus to enjoy upon my return from the jungle. I had decided I would not leave the next day (a Tuesday), but take the boat on Friday, to avoid too much rushing and stress. Unfortunately, travelling often goes…

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Amazonian Adventures

Monday 14th September 2015 – “It’s the bear necessities, the simple bear necessities…” I sang as we floated down to the river on the way to the lodge. It might have been under my breath though, I hadn’t really got to know everybody yet. You know the situation, no one…

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