Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vagablogging field reports and me

April 30th, 2012 (No Comments)

At the weekend, I wrote my first field report for Vagablogging. I`ll be contributing on a montly basis from now on, along with seven other field reporters from around the world. We answer questions about things such as daily living costs, typical days, the things we like and don’t like, and the strangest things we […]

A way to help…

April 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the feeling of saudade for the forest that I got when in Brazil. Mine was a sense of loss, but for many people deforestation is having a direct and devastating effect on their way of life in the here and now. There is one man […]

How to meet people in Buenos Aires

April 19th, 2012 (2 Comments)

Steve has been gone for a week now and there’s another four to go so I’ve been finding my feet in Buenos Aires alone. Most of the time I’m quite happy wandering the city and setting up camp in cafes with my iPad and a good smoothie, but sometimes I want some company. Travelling alone […]

Iguazu: excellent splendour of the universe

April 8th, 2012 (2 Comments)

Our visit to Iguazu Falls  gave birth to a new catchphrase: ‘Exxxxcellent splennndoooooourrrrrrrrr of the universssssse’. This has to be shouted in a mighty way as if a superhero, preferably with one joyous hand thrust into the air. At the end of out trip, we had a tiredness that reminded us of days spent at […]

Writing on the wall: street art and graffiti in Sao Paulo

April 4th, 2012 (1 Comment)

The walls in Brazil are completely alive with street art. From the winding murals of Santa Teresa in Rio, to the hyper-glyphs and psychedelic pandas of Sao Paulo’s backstreets, you can sometimes hardly turn a corner without seeing a piece of finely crafted visual madness.

What to do in São Paulo the concrete forest

April 2nd, 2012 (No Comments)

The trip to São Paulo started and ended in tears. The first for the jungle and the latter for the new friends we will miss. It’s a concrete forest of a city – a sprawl of never-ending skyscrapers and dense traffic – but within that madness, a medley of fascinating culture abounds including some of […]