Florianopolis January 4th 2006 It took me around nineteen hours to get to Florianopolis. The ride was a bit bumpy and sitting at the back next to the toilet wasn´t a pleasant experience, in particular towards the end of the trip. I remember I was a bit paranoid about being robbed when a rough looking woman sat next to me half way through the trip, so I decided to transfer all my valuables into my money belt. I´m sure this ... read more
South America » Brazil » Santa Catarina » Florianópolis Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
After four years of work, it's time for a break. I hear travelling in South America is fantastic, so I'm really looking forward to it. I have a rough plan, but I'm quite flexible. I rather take it easy than try to see as much as I can.
My first stop is Buenos Aires in Argentina, where I'm planning to learn Spanish for about a month. I'm sure at times it will be awkward not being able to communicate properly with the locals, but making the effort should add to the atmosphere of being somewhere different.
I'm planning to spend another month seeing other parts of Argentina (maybe the I... full info