Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue

Although not far from my base in Posadas, these two missions are a couple of buses away across the river border in Paraguay. I had a bit of trouble at the Paraguayan entry point as the Argentinian exit stamp had the … Continue reading

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Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis

The Iguacu falls are at the very top of a little spur of Argentina that sticks up north between Paraguay and Brazil for about 200km. After visiting the falls I took a bus down to the bottom of the spur … Continue reading

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Iguaçu Falls

  After my brief and slightly nervous stay in Rio I flew to a place not on my original itinerary. The Iguacu falls are within a UNESCO listed national park, but they are a natural site rather than a cultural one … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro

Whilst Rio does not have any world heritage sites I could hardly pass it by, so took a bus there from Ouro Preto for a short two day visit. I was still nervous after the mugging and had heard too many tales … Continue reading

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Historic Town of Ouro Preto

My overnight bus journey from Brasilia was rendered reasonably uncomfortable by my bruised coccyx: it isn’t easy to sleep on your side in a reclining seat it turns out. So my first action, on checking into my hostel was to … Continue reading

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Brasilia

I have to report that I missed out a few colonial heritage sites in Brazil because I felt I’d probably seen enough of a similar type. It was therefore wonderfully refreshing to visit the modernist, utopian capital that is Brasilia. … Continue reading

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Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia

I took a surprisingly sleep inducing overnight bus from Recife to Salvador, got a bus to the old town, left my luggage at a hostel, had a look around and brunch in a serve yourself cafe (these places are great for … Continue reading

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