Why I won’t be going back to Brazil

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If you’ve read the last few posts you’ve probably figured out that I wasn’t crazy about Brazil. I’ll say it now: Brazil was for me the most disappointing place I’ve been on vacation. My opinion is based on 2 1/2 weeks of travel within a small portion of Brazil, so take my opinion for what it’s worth…but as equally as I can say that I loved Colombia during my 2 visits, I can also say that I really didn’t enjoy Brazil.

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Amazing Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side – and getting attacked by angry Toucans

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We took the plane from Rio to Foz do Iguazu. Unlike the mountainous area surrounding Rio, the terrain in this area of Brazil is flat and featureless – until you suddenly see Iguazu falls and the cloud of mist rising into the sky. [Read more...]

Ilha Grande & Paraty, Brazil – Beaches, hikes and beautiful scenery

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Why we didn’t like Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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I expected Brazilians to be like those friendly, beautiful people you see in the travel ads.

My first upfront experience with a Brazilian was at the airport when I was taking my backpack off the luggage carrousel. I suddenly felt a whack on the back of my heel. [Read more...]

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