Next up was the beautiful town of Salento. Salento is apart of the famous Zona Cafetero (coffee region) and is located at an elevation of 1,895 meters above sea level, which is the perfect elevation for growing coffee. Salento is a colourful, picturesque town filled with rolling green grass hills, cows, horses, cow boys and … More Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia
Our first stop on our three month trip through Colombia and Central America was Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is a huge city nestled in the Andean Mountains and sits at around 2,800 meters above sea level. The altitude is enough to leave you feeling a little breathless but for me, it was no where near as … More Bustling Bogota, Colombia
When one chapter ends, another one begins. The time had come to leave this amazing continent we had called home for the past four months. I had dreamed of going to South America for a long time and had spent many hours reading through Lonely Planet, Wikki travel and google, researching places to visit and … More Good bye South America!
Some other famous things to see in Rio is the Arcs of Lapa and the Escadaria Selaron. We decided to go there the next day after seeing Christ the Redeemer and Sugar loaf mountain. When we got off the bus in Lapa, I immediately felt unsafe. It definately felt like we were in the ghetto. … More More glorious days in the famous city of Rio de Janiero
The city of Rio de Janiero is so famous world wide. I, like many other people had always dreamed of going there. It was the place I had been most looking forward to of the whole trip and the time had finally come! Rio is only a quick 1.5 hour flight from Florinaoplois so we … More The time had finally come to visit Rio de Janiero
Many times during our travels when people asked us where we were going in Brazil and we replied with “Florianopolis” we were sometimes met with puzzled looks and questions of “where is that?”. Some people didn’t even know it was in Brazil. Florianopolis, or ‘Floripa’ as the locals call it, is a large island in … More The magical island of Florianopolis
Here’s a few tips to hopefully make your Brazillian visa process stress free. I had lots of problems with mine but these could have easily been avoided! 1. Make sure you have all your required documents printed off and ready to go BEFORE you get to Puerto Iguazu. They have Internet cafés there but sometimes … More How to obtain your Brazillian Visa for Australian’s in Puerto Iguazu