22 Mar10 DIY Adventures in Cafayate

Posted in Activity, Food, Landmarks, Nature, Travel, Travel Tips from Cafayate, Argentina by Calina

We arrived at our hostel in Cayate–our next stop northward through Argentina–just in time for the second period of the Canada vs. US gold medal hockey game. Over Argentinian beer, we cheered on Canada. Some travellers from Europe joined us and it all felt very international. Canada won, of course, and the universe fell into […] (Read More)

21 Feb10 Rio Carnival!

Posted in Culture, Dance, Landmarks, Travel, Travel Tips from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil by

The city of Rio De Janeiro really exceeded our expectations. We had expected beauty, and found lush mountain ranges hovering over gorgeous white-sand beaches speckled with sexy, scantily clad Cariocas (inhabitants of Rio). We assumed Carnival would be a party like no other, and found ourselves stunned by the elaborate floats parading through the Sambódromo. […] (Read More)

17 Feb10 Uruguay/Brazil Border Crossing at Chuy/Chuí

Posted in Travel, Travel Tips from Chuí, Brazil by Calina

As 21st century travellers, we are often relying on the Internet to give us the answers to the most profound of questions – when does that bus come? how do we get there? how dangerous is that area? When we wanted to know how to cross the Uruguayan border into Brazil, the Internet drew us […] (Read More)