Rio de Janeiro, the end of our trip, and thanks to all our readers

After a lazy three days in Parati we board our last bus of the trip bound for Rio de Janeiro – our last long-distance bus of this trip.  A quick taxi ride and we are settled in our apartment, just a block away from Copacabana beach.  The weather is incredibly hot when we arrive so […]

Perfectly Peaceful Parati

We arrive in Parati on schedule, a mere 24 hours after leaving Foz do Iguacu.  Not a bad journey really and we even get some sleep.  The scenery turns lush with green hills and we’re happy to arrive in the beautiful beachside town of Parati.  It’s Saturday evening and the touristy town is full of […]

Into Brazil and the splendid Iguacu Falls

We have a slightly dodgy couple of hours getting from La Paloma, Uruguay, to a petrol station on a major road 15 miles away to pick up our overnight bus at 11pm, heading for Brazil.  It involves a taxi, a local bus, and then another taxi to Km 207, where the bus is inevitably late. […]

From Buenos Aires Up the Atlantic Coast Of Uruguay

The check in for our boat journey from Buenos Aires is more like an airline operation and the journey is only three hours.  We arrive in the huge port of Montevideo in the early evening.  After a wander round the nearby streets Paul finds an office to change our remaining Argentinian pesos for Uruguayan, and […]