Published: May 19th 2010July 4th 2005
Barra da Lagoa
Brazil - 3 or 4 Months
Brazil was another country which I visited on many occasions, in fact I think I went to the country 4 times, spending 3 or 4 months there in total. For the first few visits See my "Iquitos to Rio" blog
The third time
I visited Brazil I entered from Uruguay, with two Friends I was traveling with. We came from Cabo Polonio and hopped along the coast of Brazil stopping in Porto Alegre very briefly and then Barra da Lagoa, a nice town on the island of Florianópolis, sandwiched between two national parks. Here we spent almost 2 weeks, drinking and socialising before heading to the waterfalls at Foz do Iguazu so that I could take my second look at this fantastic location.
From Barra da Lagoa I also visited the hospital in a diabetic medical emergency, I don't remember the 45 minute ambulance journey that went speeding over speed-bumps that made me and a friend, Katia, hit the roof.
Whilst in Foz do Iguazu we joined in some carnival fun and almost got mugged by 6 lads trying their luck, but lucky for
Barra da Lagoa
Sandwiched between 2 national parks
us there were police very close who chased them away. From Foz do Iguazu I entered Paraguay and continued traveling North towards Bolivia
The Fourth Time
I visited Brazil for just a week, returning after Colombia, to spend my birthday in Florianopolis with Katia. We drove to Paranagua and then took a boat to the lovely ilha da Mel (honey island)
to stay a few nights and even used a speedboat to look at the beautiful marine parks in the area.
I used the oppotunity in Florianópolis to eat my Brazilian corn flakes.
Then I went back to Buenos Aires to fly back to the UK
There are more photos below