Monthly Archives: January 2012

In the Land of Diamonds

The night bus ride from Salvador, Bahia, to the interior town of Lencois in Chapada Diamentina, went well. There was a big moon and the desert was lit with moonlight outlining the cactus and rugged rock hills as we headed … Continue reading

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Thank you, “Junior”!!!

The 5 other female bunkmates rolled in at 6:30 a.m. after a night of partying, so I got up, packed, and stashed my bags in a locker near the check-in desk. I would be heading back to Salvador on an … Continue reading

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Turtles, Beaches and a Pina Colada

April 24th, 2011 – Rose early and walked the empty town streets – what a ton of trash everywhere! Unbelievable! But, a little later on when life started happening street-side, one by one people came outdoors and cleaned it all … Continue reading

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Praia do Forte – Brazil’s Carmel-by-the-Sea

My alarm went off about 4:30 a.m. and I grabbed my bag and headed downstairs. Incredulously, Luis was still up! He had not gone to sleep all night! A family of five had come looking for a room late in … Continue reading

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Ooops! Just did it Again!

Hey my dear readers! I just made a blooper and posted the last post without a title. I made another blunder a few posts ago on the Feathered Flyers post by posting it too soon, causing you to miss most … Continue reading

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The World’s Longest Dam, And Bi-National, to Boot!

April 20, 2011 – Up around 7 a.m., a quick bite of pathetic breakfast, and caught the local bus to a terminal in Porto Iguazu, the border town on the Argentinian side of the Falls. It’s a very clean, quiet, … Continue reading

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The Argentinian Foz du Iguazu!!!

All 6 women rose from our bunks at about 7 a.m. at the Hostel Inn, a very lovely, large hostel that even has massage therapy rooms, pool tables, and a beer bar! Last night I won a game of pool … Continue reading

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