Sunday, November 29, 2015

Curitiba, Brazil

We skipped Sao Paulo, From what we hear its not city for us. Rio without the viewpoints. Sure there is a lot on culture and the best bars and restaurants and parties. but we don't have money for good bars, restaurants and parties so our another point of interest was Iguazu Falls. And the best place to spit the 22 hours long bus ride is Curitiba.

Parana state on the wall

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We can't say that Rio was a disappointment. Probably we just had too big expectations. Or it's simply because of the weather wasn't same like on the photos or movies.. For us Rio was kind of normal huge city. Extremely photogenic and beautiful from viewpoints but quite ugly and dirty if you walk in the streets.

He's back..

Monday, November 23, 2015

Vitoria and Vila Velha

Its still some 16 hours by bus to Rio. So it means two nights and place to meke stopover is Vitoria. Vitoria is a capital of Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. Is a big city but ist not on the tourist map. Well its a normal Brazilian city... Our experience was quite bad on the beginning  but we like it a lot in the end.. Almost like everywhere in Brazil... This is not a country for one day visit.. You have to stay or live here to see how good this country it is..  
Over the city

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Trancoso, Brazil

The main reason why we did not stay longer in Itacare was that our another destination was on beach again. Also we were spending for accommodation but in Trancoso we arranged couchsurfing. The way was again long and tiring. To move just few hundred kilometers we spend all day in buses and bus stations.

River ? Ocean?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Itacare, Brazil

The 26 hour long bus trip from Salvador to Rio wouldn't be much fun so we had to find some nice places to split the way. It wasn't easy, there's a lot of nice places on the way Barra Grande, different islands, the specially the state of Bahia is full of beautiful beaches and laid back beach towns. In the end we decide to make our first stop in Itacare. Small town, without big hotels and mass tourism. The welcome was pretty bad but later we regret than we stayed just three nights there.
Michal climbing for coconuts

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

Someone told us that there are some mountains good for trekking in Bahia just next to Salvador. Well Brazil is bigger than Australia so “just next to” Salvador means overnight bus... But it was worthy. Chapada Diamantina is truly exceptional place.  


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Salvador, Brazil

The first colonial capital city of Brasil, the city known for the best parties, music, African culture (black slaves from colonial times) capoeira (Brazilian martial art) and the best people. Well its also a bit known for criminality. We did not plan it but we spend here almost a week. Two long weekends to be exact. We had an excelent local guide and thanks to him we experienced everything Salvador is known for. Except of the criminality.

One of squares in Pelourinho

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Transatlantic Cruise

We always just saw those huge white cruise ships parking in some port but we never even think about them. They are just like exact opposite of backpacking. Rich people getting fat in luxury restaurants. drinking, having a massages in spa and spending money in casinos. Traveling from country to country just to take few hours organized tour around port. Sounds terribly boring but guess what... We love it and we are already quite intensively looking for some another cruise for the way back..
Deck 10, where we spent most of the time