Monthly Archives: July 2007

arrival on budda island

Feeling rather jet lagged and a little plane weary despite being favourably impressed by Qatar airlines, good food, soft blankets, impressive selection of recent and classic films not to mention laughing my way through episodes of Scrubs and Fraiser but … Continue reading

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the moor, the deathly hallows and the indian embassy

Back in the UK and it seems I have coincided with at least a few half days of sunshine it what seems to have been the most unimpressive stretch summer weather for many years. It is very strange to be … Continue reading

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post Brazilian blues

I’m currently sitting in the spare room of my parent’s house in Surrey and, depsite the fact I left a Sao Paulo drenched in rain and came back to a relatively warm and sunny English day, I feel a little … Continue reading

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running for the bus and running out of time

It was with a wrench that I finally said goodbye to Itacare, in fact I nearly didn’t make it out of the town at all. After our final night of dancing away until the wee hours in Piri Lampa club … Continue reading

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sun, sea, sand, surf…did I miss something?

Sometimes when travelling you just seem to arrive in the perfect place, with the perfect group of people at the perfect time and nowhere could be truer of Itacare. I arrived in this laid back beach town just after sunset … Continue reading

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return to the wild

I have a feeling my knees may never talk to me again. When I decided to go trekking for three days I think they should have warned me that rock climbing and gorge walking would have been a more accurate … Continue reading

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parque nacional da chapada diamantina

My last night in Salvador a few of us girls went to catch a Capoeira show in one of the schools. I have never seen anything like it, so graceful and so rhythmic. There were about 20 guys and girls including … Continue reading

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samba rhythms in Salvador

It was hard to leave Rio, and the group of people I’d been hanging out with although two of them, Charlie and Eileen have now arrived in Salvador which is cool. But time, my liver and my wallet were urging … Continue reading

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favela chic

Rio is such a city of contrasts. One minute you are walking past Louis Vitton shops and stylish cafes in Ipanema and then the same evening you are 10 minutes away down the road in one of the biggest clubs … Continue reading

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the girl from ipanema

I am in Rio and I love this place more than I can express although my liver maybe feeling slightly differently about the experience! I arrived in Rio on Friday afternoon and managed to catch a local bus to my hostel … Continue reading

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