Tagged: Brazil bus

Iguazu Falls/Cataratas de Iguazú, Argentina

Iguazu Falls – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay

March 21 A MONSTER of a day.  Irmante and I decided to head to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls.  We took two new friends with us who, one of which we stole form the hostels expensive ‘tour package’ and we made our own adventure to figure out how to get to Argentina to see the waterfalls from there.  The hostel agreed to store our luggage, and the four of us adventured off, with some semi-informed instructions of an Israeli...

Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu Iguazu Waterfalls

March 20 On a 23:20 hour bus trip, I bet that I slept for 18 of those hours.  It was 10:30am when I woke up and there were only two hours left to get to Iguazu Falls/Foz do Iguaçu.  After arrival we collect-called the Klein Hostel that we had pre-booked to come and pick us up.  They were there in about 5 minutes.  Awesome. We dropped our things off at our hostel and semi cleaned up enough to head out, and...

Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls: Bus Ride

Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls: Bus Ride

Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls: Bus Ride. March 19. Irmante and I were up early to get ready to get a move on from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls.  We said goodbye to Csilla and Cash and headed into the great unknown.  We found out where the bus was to pick us up and waited at the stop.  To flag a bus in Rio de Janeiro, we have learned that sometimes you have to step out into the...

Rio de Janeiro - The Calm Before the Storm

Rio de Janeiro – The Calm Before the Storm

Rio de Janeiro – The Calm Before the Storm. 18 March    I am not hung over after St. Patrick’s day.  What a treat! We had a relaxing one and we woke up in Cash and Csilla’s corridor sweatbox at about 10:30am.  Cash and Csilla have a cat who was taken away from her mother too early, so she suckles on the fuzz of a teddy bear that they have in the house.  Irmante has been trying to get the...

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca. March 16. I woke up in my tent at noon.  It was hot.  Sweaty hot.  I packed up my tent and went to find the others.  It was the next day after ayahuasca and everyone was hanging out on the rock.  I felt like an outsider because all I wanted to do was go home.  So, I went to the church where the guitar remained from last night and I played it for a bit...

The trail leading to the depths of my mind.

Ayahuasca and Mental Inception – Rio de Janeiro Forest

Ayahuasca and Mental Inception – Rio de Janeiro Forest – March 15 – 2014 We were up early to meet a group of three other gringos at Central station at 10am.  We were early.  We were tired.  We caught an air conditioned seat reclining nearly empty bus to somewhere outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I was not in charge so I had no idea where we were going and I did not really care.  I just knew that the road...

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo. March 9. It was a lot of work to get Irmante moving today, as we did not get home until 6am, and the party was to start at 9am and go until 3pm.  The Brazilians know how to party.  They set alarm clocks to be able to get up in the mornings to party in the streets.  There were to be 500,000 people at the Carnaval Monobloco Finale party and I was not missing...

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro. March 3. The Rio Carnaval Party is totally insane.  Today I had to rally the troops of my group as they were not motivated to party.  There were some that wanted to go to the beach, but I wanted to go to the Sergeant Pepper bloco party, that was a samba band that played only Beatles cover songs.  I put on a bit of pressure and nine of us went to Parque do...

Mosquito Breast knee bites

Rio de Janeiro Favela Party

Rio de Janeiro Favela Party. March 1. Well, for starters, I found out that the word ‘sperm’ is used as a swear word in Brazilian Portuguese.  You might say, “Where in the sperm is my camera?”  That is funny! We had lunch and then we went to meet with Scottie Duncan Smith, a friend form Fillmore, Saskatchewan, who is here in Rio de Janeiro with a girl from Saskatoon and a girl from Sweden.  So, we met up and we...

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. February 26. got up at 7:45am to pack at Carolina’s place in São Paulo, Brazil to pack.  I told Carol that I am worried about how my partying and sleeping around is going to bother her and I never want her to feel shitty.  She told me, “Don’t worry about it.  What you have when you are is what you have when you are here, and this is why is works.”  Wow!  Wow…  An awesome...