Brasil

Why do we travel?

Filed in Brasil, China, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, Travel by on August 7, 2014 1 Comment
Why do we travel?

After seeing yet another update from a traveler on my Facebook this morning, I took some time to think about why we travel. Although there is never going to be ONE definitive answer for this, I just felt I’d pen my observations along with my own motivation to travel – The ‘Vacationers’ – Usually couple […]

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Chased by a truck…

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 18, 2012 2 Comments
Chased by a truck…

Day 2 of Carnaval in Salvador started off with the after effects of Day 1 still hanging over our heads. Having gone to bed at 4am, a 9am wake up for breakfast didn’t seem too bad due to jet lag still being in full effect (although I’d soon be feeling it later in the day) […]

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Stop moving and get a baton to your back from the Military Police

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 17, 2012 2 Comments
Stop moving and get a baton to your back from the Military Police

Thus ends the fist day in Salvador, Brasil, however it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer. Sitting in the bunk of my dorm at 3am I’m going to let grammar and structure take a back seat and just list todays accomplishments; – First up was finding our way to the large Iguatemi Shopping […]

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Reprieve from the ‘Rat Race’…

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Reprieve from the ‘Rat Race’…

After setting up this blog in quite a rush in order to get my past content on here, it looks like it simply has not happened. So I’ll have to update the world on the past later and for the time being focus on whats coming up in the next 3 months ! The last […]

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Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 3; Brasillian Visa)

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 3; Brasillian Visa)

Located at 145 Clarence St, Sydney, this visa process was slightly different to any I’d encountered before. Firstly, they have quite a comprehensive list of documents you need to take such as bank statements so check the check list thoroughly. They say they have the visas ready within 10 working days, however the first time […]

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Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 2; Blocos & Carnaval)

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Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 2; Blocos & Carnaval)

In Salvador, the concept of Carnaval is for electrico trios (huge trucks with a lot of speakers blaring music) to drive down the parade route with party goers in a roped off area behind them (blocos). We could either pay for entry to these blocos (identified by wearing a special shirt, abada) or party in […]

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Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 1; Carnaval Accomodation)

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
Dealing with the South Americans… (Pt. 1; Carnaval Accomodation)

Having booked our flights we once again settled in a lull of inactivity. However, this wouldn’t cut it as certain things such as accommodation, party tickets and of course the visa need to be arranged well in advance. Our first priority was accommodation. Whilst I’m a strong advocate against booking flights and accommodation so as […]

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So, how do we get there?

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on August 19, 2011 0 Comments
So, how do we get there?

After returning from my 2011 trip to Egypt and Jordan, a close friend of mine from high school expressed interest in joining me for my next international foray. And hence, it was decided that in 2012, Tom and myself would explore South America; the focus of course being on Carnaval in Brasil. Contrary to common […]

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Not quite Inception but the thought of Brasil was planted in my mind…

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on August 18, 2011 2 Comments
Not quite Inception but the thought of Brasil was planted in my mind…

I guess the start of any great journey begins with an idea, and this idea was planted in my mind a long time ago, even before Inception made it cool and gave it a term ! Some time around 2nd year Uni (circa 2006) a friend and I were casually walking around campus waiting for […]

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