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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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Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda

I chickened out of the long bus journey from Sao Luis to Olinda (having decided to miss out a heritage site that was vaguely on the way) and flew to the nearby city of Recife instead, from where Olinda is a short bus ride north … Continue reading

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Normal service will be resumed shortly

Sorry for the short break in transmission, I got mugged in Salvador and have been sorting things out. Lego models will resume very soon, although probably in poorer photographs than hitherto as the replacement camera I bought doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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