Rio de Janeiro – the city with beaches, forests and the best sunsets

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there… At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana) The hottest spot north of Havana At the copa (co) Copacabana Music and passion were always the fashion At the copa they fell in love. And now that … More Rio de Janeiro – the city with beaches, forests and the best sunsets

Ilha Grande – hiking, beaches and the Brazilian bottom

I never thought I could be overdressed in a bikini… Until I came to Brazil. The micro bikini and thong is the beach uniform, worn by women old, young, large and small. Don’t think the men are left out either, gone are the board shorts of Chile and Ecuador and very much in are the … More Ilha Grande – hiking, beaches and the Brazilian bottom

São Paolo – Brazil

We’re back on the road! Whoop! No time for gentle re-introductions we threw ourselves straight into São Paolo, the fifth (or third depending on who you speak to) biggest city in the world, the largest city in Brazil and indeed the Southern hemisphere with a population of over 12 million people.  And bloody hell.. it’s … More São Paolo – Brazil

The Galápagos save the best to last – Isabela

Isabela is the largest of the populated islands in the Galápagos with the fewest people. It is about 10 years behind Santa Cruz in terms of tourist infrastructure and remains unspoiled. It has rugged beaches and wildlife galore with flamingos, sea lions, blue footed boobies, pelicans and giant tortoises all key residents of the island … More The Galápagos save the best to last – Isabela

The Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz; giant tortoises, iguanas and getting older

The Galápagos Islands Part 2: San Cristóbal; snorkelling, secret surfing and attempted murder by sea lionThink of every positive adjective you can. Got them? Times them by 1000 and that explains the Galapágos. Blog over. Alternatively get yourselves a glass of wine or if it is pre 9.30am better make it a coffee, there are … More The Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz; giant tortoises, iguanas and getting older

Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Time for a new country, we arrived at the Ecuadorian border at 2am, not something that would have been safe a few years ago but it was a smooth transition with a police presence to deter potential robbers and kidnappers. Our first destination was Cuenca, an old colonial city that is now a UNESCO heritage … More Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation