All in South America

Rio De Janerio

I fell in love with this place, the moment I looked out the plane window as it started descending. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. The land was full of lush, green mountains and Rio De Janeiro was situated in them. All my worries subsided.

Day Two In Brazil

The brave ones of the group set off on an adventure of a life-time today. Hang gliding! Only a few us told ourselves to ignore the fear, and just do it! I mean, you can’t go to Brazil without ticking this off your bucket list!

An Introduction to Brazil

After imagining a cheap third world old broken down hostel, it was certainly a breathe of fresh air arriving at a colourful and welcoming hostel, Bonita. The afternoon kicked off with greetings from our friendly tour guides Mike and Leo, which soon lead to the group introductions and icebreakers – we certainly could pick a few party animals in the group.

Ilha Grande Paradise

Imagine a place in the middle of the ocean, where cars don’t exist, and the only way to commute is by foot or by boat; where palm trees grow sideways out of the ocean banks; where the water is so blue and unbelievably clear; where the beaches are all incredibly amazing; where everywhere you look the jungle and all its beautiful sounds surround you; this my friends is paradise and they call it Ilha Grande. Our stay in Ilha Grande was such a special experience.

The Amazing Amazon

What an incredible start to this adventure! After spending a short half day in Lima, we headed out to the Amazon to get into the nitty gritty of the jungle. I have never been as hot, sweaty, or amazed all at the same time. The air had that muggy clean smell that you imagine rain forests would. It’s fresh and sweet all at the same time.

Tarzan Life

Thank goodness I’m finally here! I flew to Lima last night from the Dominican Republic where I was doing a volunteer trip. Including the two flights, cab rides and layovers I was travelling for what seemed like an eternity (wasn’t actually that long haha).

Very Interesting thus far

My trip has been very interesting thus far! First day in Cusco and I ended up spending a couple of days in the hospital with 2 types of salmonella poisoning. Although that put a downer on my trip, I could not have asked for a better group of people to support me through it!