World famous for it’s sunny days, white sands, crystal clear waters and expansive beaches, Rio has the ultimate in mega-beaches. Copacabana and Impanema, stretching more than two miles each draw crowds in hoards. Take a walk on the beach in today’s photo gallery.
Archive for February, 2008
A tempting sight isn’t it? Unfortunately for us, this is the scene on Ilha Grande as we departed and headed to Rio De Janeiro. We were however able to catch a couple glimpses of what draws thousands to this “marvelous” island; see them in today’s photo gallery.
Despite cloudy skies, we decided to head to the crystal blue waters and white sands of Lopes Mendes beach on Ilha Grande. Join in on the hike in today’s photo gallery.
We were duped! Find out how we fell for a brilliant (brilliantly simple – that is) trick, that left us $33 dollars in the hole on our way to the beach island of Ilha Grande in today’s photo gallery.
To get to a late night watering hole, we jump on São Paulo’s subway late at night and meet a couple characters before trying out the local brew. See the photos from today in this photo gallery.
With Mike’s first full day in the city, we take a walking tour of the bustling city of São Paulo, and the urban art that saturate the city’s walls with local artist Flavio Samelo. Catch some of the vibrant graffiti art of São Paulo in today’s photo gallery.
Mike Kurtz, our other LongJaunter meets us in São Paulo, where we begin our month long trek through Brazil. See today’s photos here.
Just a quick bus ride from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, we enter its sister city, Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Cross over in to Brazil in today’s photo gallery.
A disheveled man with a weathered face struck up a conversation with us in the bus station in Buenos Aires.
“I live in Oklahoma,” he said, his eyes wide and expecting, as if to say “What do you think of that?”
I tried to ignore him, but Thushan decides to humor him, and in the process we find out he was Ecuadorian, traveling alone, and had a peculiar train of thought that gave off the impression that he was either mildly drunk or perpetually confused. He said he ran a Spanish language newspaper in Oklahoma City. “It makes a half a million dollars,” he said. “But then, you know, I have to pay everyone.”
“This city’s nothing compared to Iquitos,” he declared, before revealing he had only spent one day in Buenos Aires. “I payed the taxi driver to drive me around all day. I saw the whole thing.”
“We liked Buenos Aires, a lot,” replied Thushan.
“Really?” he said, at this point almost laughing at us. “What did you like about it?”
His stories were confusing, rarely had endings, and were hard to believe, but just barely believable, like this one: “I lived in London a long time ago. I was the ambassador for Ecuador. But my wife is American, she wanted to live in the States. You play the guitar?” (more…)
You can find his site here.