Page 6 of Annica Travel Blog Posts

Europe » Sweden » Jönköping County » Jönköping March 16th 2006

Ok, so I am back. I got a thermic shock when I got off the plane. It is freezing here!!! :o) The end of my trip was just as lovely as the rest of it. Brazil was the most wonderful country I have ever been to and I am already planning my next trip. It is not possible to describe how fantastic my whole trip was, but I will put out some pics for you to see. Some of them I already did put there, and some will get there later this WE. I just would like to say that those of you that have been thinking about going to Brazil, go there, you will never regret it. And thank you all of you amazing people that made my trip unforgettable!... read more

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu March 8th 2006

I realised that I haven't written anything since the end of the carneval. Hmm... A lot of things have happened. After Salvador, which I loved, I have been visiting Floripa, very beautiful and another one of my favorite places of the trip. In the end I unfortunately only got one and a half day there (the plane from Salvador was late so I had to spend one night at a five star hotel in Brasilia, paid for by the airline, too bad for me, hehe...) which was way to short. Luckily I met a very interesting and nice Brazilian girl that showed me around and told me where to go and what to do, so I ended up doing the most of my short trip. Now I am in Foz do Iguacu and I have visited ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador February 28th 2006

Having done two nights of crazy carneval, we decided to spend a couple of days in the countryside, relaxing and getting our forces back for the last day of carneval when Fat boy slim would be playing. Chris' family has a lovely house with a beutiful garden not very far from Salvador. It is very close to the beach and there is a swimming pool in the garden. The days in the house were incredibly relaxing and nice. In the meantime my brother Peter and his g-friend Karin also came over all the way from London. We enjoyed two days at the beach with them, one in Praia do Forte and one around the house sunbathing and trying a lot of the local food. Now we are heading back to Salvador to do the last night ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador February 24th 2006

I did first day of carneval AND I WANT MORE!!!!! Ok, so finally I got to the purpose of my trip - to go and visit Chris in Salvador and attend carneval. Carneval in Salvador is not at all like all the pictures you see from Rio. No, here there are no halfnaked ladies in feather costumes. It is more like a crazy blockparty with bands playing on trucs that slowly go down the streets in the carneval areas. People can choose to buy tshirts from the different bands and follow them in so called blocos. We decided to go there as popcorns yesterday, ie not paying and getting to see all the bands in the streets. It was crazy. Tons and tons of people everywhere. The music was very good and very singalong music, even ... read more

South America » Brazil » Pernambuco February 21st 2006

Now I am in the state of Pernambuco. Recife and Olinda are two beautiful cities (Olinda more than Recife) on the coastline where I spent four days. I stayed in Recife, Boa Viagem, next to the beach and in the mornings I was able to go running along the beach promenade. Sweet. I met some really nice people in the hostel that I could explore pre-carnaval with. Olinda is a colonial, very bohemian town built on a hill, next to tthe beach, with tons of winding small streets and lots of beutiful houses and churches. For those of you who know how much I loved the historic center of Montpellier - this was a little bit the same and very beautiful. I also got a chance to go to some pre-carnaval celebrating - crazy and fun. ... read more

South America » Brazil » Maranhão » São Luis February 17th 2006

Arrived in Sao Luis Monday (I think at least). Sao Luis really reminds me of France and Montpellier - no wonder since it was founded by the Frenchies. I have had time to explore the hostorical center and I have met a very nice girl, Patricia from Brazil, that I went to les Lencois Maranheses with. That is a national park with huge sanddunes. When it rains the water gets filtered and makes blue lagoons everywhere. This is of course not the good period to come, but we got to take a swim in one of the lagoons and do some sand-surfing on the dunes. Very nice. I also got my first sun-burn - less nice. Since Sao Luis is the capital of reggae in Brazil, we decided (we being Patricia, me and two French guys ... read more

South America » Brazil » Pará » Belém February 13th 2006

I spent this WE on Ilha de Marajo, where the buffalos are wild and stroll around the streets. It is a very primitive island with few cars but many bikes. On the somewhat scary trip to the island (there were big waves, not a very stable boat, people were screaming, bags were flying everywhere and I think that the life wests were hanging there more for decoration than for other purposes :o) I met a bunch of crazy Frenchies that I ended up sharing room with. I had my first warm shower (or should I say boiling since it was either icecold or boiling, hihi) since I came to Brazil. Very nice. We had some nice buffalo meet and then explored the only disco in town. After having tried three times, the bouncer lady finally decided ... read more

South America » Brazil » Pará » Belém February 11th 2006

Ok, everything I ever said about being a jungle girl - FORGET IT!!! I realised yesterday when I ha d a shower that I had gotten a tic!!! So then I didnt feel very brave anymore. I had no idea in what to do about it, so the whole hotel got involved in my problem. Finally a very nice lady, with whom I was sharing room, took me to the hospital since you better be careful about Amazonian things. When I finally got to see the doctor, doctor Carlos, he only laughed about it and took it away. Hehe. Apparently it was an ordinary tic and nothing to worry about. But you better be safe than sorry! Then I toured Belem, very nice city and so much cheaper than Manaus, with Marie-Antionia a Brazilian lady living ... read more

South America » Brazil » Amazonas » Manaus February 8th 2006

Wow!!!! The jugle has to e experieced i perso, there is o way I ca descrie how great my trip was....... (y the way, some letters are missig o my keyoard, just so you kow...). I started out five days ago wit some ordiary lidila tourist stuff. Saw where the rivers meet ad some water lilies ad Wet Piraya fishig (ad ate them - they actually tasted good), alligator hutig, jugle hikes etc. ut the REAL fu started whe I got a guide just for me to take me out capig i the jugle. I really thought of myself as a citygirl, ut i the ed of my five days stay all of the staff called me the jugle-girl! :o) I really liked the jugle campig eve though I proaly would't wat to do it for ... read more

South America » Brazil » Amazonas » Manaus February 3rd 2006

Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas. I am in hot Manaus now, after a long journey. The plane had some technical problem and I had to wait forever in the airport in Sao Paolo. However, the Brasilians were very friendly and talked a lot to me - in Portugese of course. I just smiled and nodded and they seemed pleased. Tomorrow I am leaving on a jungle trip, so when I get back I will have some pretty interesting photos and stories to tell you, I hope. I am staying at a hostel with air-conditioning that I would really not call air conditioning, but oh well... Imagine the heat in my room without it!!! Hehe So far my impressions are all good, friendly people, hot weather, tons of impressions.... read more

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