Be careful what you wish for

The 1995 enforcement of a Chicago ordinance to ban the sale of spray paint was, by all public opinion, a good thing. Of course the legislators knew it wouldn’t curb the taggers completely but I have to whole-heartedly agree that it has kept the majority at bay. The gang paraphernalia had to go, but there […]

¡Muchos Papeles!

Something a little crazy happens here in Buenos Aires. Every few minutes a flurry of scrap papers are expelled like confetti from a window overlooking the street, blanketing the city in white.

I’m not sure if this is part of the New Year’s celebration, or perhaps their attempt at making the […]

Hostel Scene Tonight

I guess everyone is staying in tonight in preparation for New Years tomorrow!

Morning After

This is where I decided to spend my day today. In the common room of our hostel, doing some much needed recovering after experiencing the Argentinian nightlife last night. I really have no clue how they do it…. the norm here is to take a nap in the evening, get up and go […]

Obrigado Brasília

‘Thank you Brazil’ in Portuguese. What a country. It’s famous for some of the things I enjoyed most about it’s sandy shores but it has so much more to offer. To the untrained eye its Christ the Redeemer and warm equatorial beaches… not a bad start. Brazil was amazing in my mind for so much […]

Iguazu Photos

Per request of my Dad, photos of Iguazu Falls are now up! Click here to see them.

Leaving Rio

It’s our last day in Brazil; tomorrow we head to Buenos Aires through the holidays. Aside from waking up one morning to a line of ants crawling directly across my pillow, overall it’s been a great experience. However, I am excited to “settle down” a bit in B.A. and spend a little more time in […]

Goodbye World, Hello Rio

We made it to Rio! If the world does end tomorrow, at least I can say I spent my last day on Ipanema beach. And if the world doesn’t end, check back soon for pics of Christ the Redeemer…

Almost Swallowed by the Devil

“Poor Niagara!” is what Eleanor Roosevelt is said to have exclaimed when she first saw Iguazu Falls, where we visited today. These waterfalls which touch Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, are a majestic and awe-inspiring sight from the Argentinian side. The national park is a collection of trails to various lookouts over different waterfalls, but the […]

Amazon Rundown

I´ll allow Z to give you the full play-by-play of the Amazon tour. He is much better at remembering the names of the animals anyway. In the meantime, I´ll brief you on the highlights of the trip, the first being our sloth tracking adventure which resulted in this:

December 16th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Brazil | 3 comments