Archive for November, 2009

How many times can you say “wow!” in one day..?

How many times can you say “wow!” in one day..?

Quite a few, when you’re at Iguazu falls! We visited both the Brazil and Argentinean sides and were treated to some breath-taking vistas, cute critters and beautiful waterfalls. Ise has made this video so that I don’t bore you with superlatives… According to the Guarani Indians, the story of how the falls were created goes like this: Every year the Guarani tribe would sacrifice a beautiful virgin to the Serpent God (M’Boi) who lived in the calm waters of the Iguazu river. Naipi, however, was not one of these condemned girls. She was to be married to Taruba, a great…

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Dare-devil Diego and Geronimo Gude learn to fly, then join the Circus…

Dare-devil Diego and Geronimo Gude learn to fly, then join the Circus…

After a 25 hour bus journey from Iguazu (I’m really not exaggerating!), what did I want most in the world when I arrived in Rio? How about… – an amazing apartment overlooking the beach, complete with its own hammock – a hot shower in my own bathroom with fluffy white towels – a big cuddle from one of my bestest friends who was waiting for us – a very large G&T Yep, that was pretty much the perfect start to my 30th birthday week in Rio. We quickly nick-named David “Diego” and he and I put in some long hours,…

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Not ideal for tee-total vegetarians…

Not ideal for tee-total vegetarians…

Argentina. We love it. It’s been our favourite country so far and that’s mostly down to the food and drink! Here’s a list of the culinary highlights: – Amazing steak; juicy, pink and full of flavour. Some of the best we had was at “Don Julio” in Palermo. – Submarino (see pic below). A cup of hot milk that comes with a bar of chocolate that you stir in to melt and congeals at the bottom – a proper hot chocolate. – Picadas. Ise’s favourite snack. A plate of meats, salami, ham, cheeses, olives etc, served with nice bread and…

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