Category: South America

Brazilian bus station

How to book bus tickets in Brazil

Want to book bus tickets for Brazil but confused how to do it online? Not sure how easy it is to buy tickets in person? Then I’m here to help. When we first travelled to Brazil back in 2007 it was pretty difficult, if not impossible, to buy tickets online before starting our trip. For one thing not many bus companies…

Nat Geo Jan 2016

A great start to the year – Saltwater mentioned in National Geographic Traveller magazine

  Something amazing happened last Monday. Well, amazing to me. I was scrolling through my emails on the train into work when I spotted a notification. A pingback link to my site. Normally I would have waited and checked the link later, but something caught my eye. Wait…was it National Geographic Traveller linking to my site?! Of course at this…

Revisiting an icon – when is the best time to visit Iguazu Falls?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Iguazu Falls twice now and it’s definitely an amazing place to add to your South American trip. But the two experiences were quite different; one in February (summer) and one in July (winter), when the water reached exceptionally high levels due to floods in Parana state. You can read my original summer experience here.…

Pope fever in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

  Santa Cruz was just supposed to be a stopover, a brief first glimpse of Bolivia before continuing on to Puerto Quijarro on the Brazilian border, from where we were travelling into the Parque Nacional Otoquis. We arrived early in the evening, the taxi following a twisting route through endless city blocks. Many roads were cordoned off – like taxi…