Salvador! (Not to be confused with the country of El Salvador, or that weird-moustached painting dude Salvador Dali)

Brazil is a bloody big country - you couldn't walk across it in a day, that's for sure - and boasts a diverse range of environments and cultures. With time running out on my South American adventure (this leg of it, anyway, because it looks like I'll be back there before anyone has a chance … Continue reading Salvador! (Not to be confused with the country of El Salvador, or that weird-moustached painting dude Salvador Dali)

I Go To Rio

Travel blog-writing wankers with sticks up their arses will tell you that you can't experience everything Rio de Janeiro has to offer in just five hours, but they're wrong - very fucking wrong. With my bus from Floripa taking six hours longer than it should have, and a flight to the northeast of Brazil booked … Continue reading I Go To Rio

Praia do Rosa: It’s bloomin’ good!

Santa Catarina, in the luscious south of Brazil, has so many beaches that you'd go mad if you tried to drink a beer on even a quarter of them in your lifetime. So when it came to organising a romantic weekend away, I allowed my Brazilian lady friend to choose the destination. She has fantastic … Continue reading Praia do Rosa: It’s bloomin’ good!

Floripa Madness!

There are certain places on this big fuck-off blue ball called Earth that I truly believe I was drawn to. Whether to meet someone who would touch my soul or to experience something that would change my life, I didn't choose to visit these destinations - they chose me. Florianopolis, in the south of Brazil, … Continue reading Floripa Madness!

You say Iguazu, I say Iguacu

The hottest rivalry between Argentinians and Brazilians doesn't involve soccer or empenadas, it's all about who offers the best view of Iguazu Falls. If you wanna get headbutted by an Argie, tell him the Brazilian side is better. If you want to get stabbed by a Brazilian and have your shoes stolen for drug money, … Continue reading You say Iguazu, I say Iguacu

I Can’t Help Iguazu Falls-ing in Love With You

I've never met a waterfall I didn't like - and trust me, I've seen a few over the years - so there was no chance I'd miss out on Iguazu Falls during my adventures through South America. Along with Africa's Victoria Falls and North America's Niagara Falls, Iguazu is part of the holy trinity of … Continue reading I Can’t Help Iguazu Falls-ing in Love With You

Punta del Este is the best(e)

Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Marky Mark and Paul 'Fatty' Vautin flock to Punta del Este each summer like flies to shit. The beaches are packed with bronzed bodies and the nightclubs are pulsing with techno music. Uruguay's second city is one of the world's great party spots, so I was surprised when I rocked … Continue reading Punta del Este is the best(e)

Estadio Centenario: Pretty cool, even though it smells like soccer

Back in 2001, Aussie soccer fans were left in tears when the Socceroos were bundled out of the World Cup qualifications after a heartbreaking 3-0 loss to Uruguay in Montevideo. I laughed my dick off because soccer is a game for teenage girls and the physically handicapped, and Aussie soccer fans are the sort of … Continue reading Estadio Centenario: Pretty cool, even though it smells like soccer

Montevideo: Worth visiting for more than a day-o

My first impressions of Uruguay weren't great. After climbing off the bus late at night in the middle of Montevideo, the first person I saw was a crackhead shitting in a park. When I made it to my hostel, in the historic Old Town, it was an absolute slum. Animals wandered the delapidated hallways, the … Continue reading Montevideo: Worth visiting for more than a day-o

Colonia-oscopy

Argentina is a beautiful and diverse country, but after drinking their beer and climbing their hills it was time move on to a nation best known as the punchline to a Simpson's joke, Uruguay. The historic township of Colonia is only one hour by ferry from Buenos Aires, so I jumped on one and headed … Continue reading Colonia-oscopy