A Brazillian Welcome October 27th 2005 After Peru and Bolivia, I was getting a bit nervous about entering new countries, but Brazil put me at ease.
Expecting complications, I had been carefully studying our Lonely Planet Guide and was all prepared for organising a string of taxis and buses to get us from the train station across the border, through the visa stations (hopefully!) and into Brazil. I was figuring that it would take m ... read more
South America » Brazil » Pantanal 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
I´m Tasmanian and that probably explains a lot. I also love to travel, particularly by bike ...
I´ve somehow survived cycling through England, Scotland, Ireland (though someone did steal my bike in Sligo which put an end to that), New Zealand, South Africa, South America and even Vietnam. OK, Vietnam was a cycling story without a bike and a clear demonstration of why, if you should ever be tempted, you shouldn't play touch football on an icy oval 30 minutes before the sun rises on a cold Tasmanian morning two days before heading off on an overseas holiday.
So this time's it's Europe... full info