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Dolphins! the video

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Friday, April 11th, 2008

Final Thoughts…Brazil

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Come on, we know you’re all imagining this is what we do every day… Hiking Mel

By the Numbers

Iguassu Falls kicks Niagara’s A$$

Monday, March 31st, 2008
 Iguassu Falls With 275 separate waterfalls and 23 kilometres of foaming water, Iguassu Falls is about as spectacular as it gets.  The falls lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Important Brazilian Stuff-brought to you by the letter C

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Where the cachaca fun begins…  Cachaca – Ever indulged in a caipirinha? Well it ain’t a capairinha without cachaca. Brazil’s answer to rum, cachaca is a sugar-cane liquor that basically goes down like burning gasoline – even ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
Hot-Cross Bun Fun  ...from the world's largest Catholic country.  Brel

Lessons learned on the road…Brazil

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
sshhh… don’t tell Mel’s parents
  1.  Public displays of affection are not only the norm in Rio, they’re kinda expected.  Sadly for B, Mel still hasn’t come ‘round.
  2. When driving in Brazil, feel free to create your own lane ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Darker Side of Rio

Friday, March 21st, 2008
Rocinha As we live it up in beautiful Rio, the reality of how much of the population here lives is never far away. Favelas, the slum areas of Brazil, dot the countryside – ... [Continue reading this entry]


Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Brel-gliding Note to Mel’s parents: don’t worry, we come out of this alive and well.  Ok, we’ve officially lost all sense of reason (if B ever had any….)  Today we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sailing – Part 2

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
We have, at long last, returned to land. As we look back on our week aboard the Tocorime (the same ship used in an episode of the Amazing Race, by the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Tall Ship Sailing in Brazil – Part 1

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
We knew it would eventually happen: the transition from vacation to travel. We are currently sailing on an old-school wooden tall ship, along the coast of Brazil. Adventure: yes; luxury: not so much. After getting her ... [Continue reading this entry]

Beer Bottles, Cups of Urine and Dead Chickens – and Football, of course

Friday, March 7th, 2008
Soccer Brazil-style While Brazil may have more Catholics than anywhere else in the world, the real religion here is football – not the NFL kind, but soccer. So of course, we had to take in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Copa, Copacabana….

Friday, March 7th, 2008

It is 39 degrees under a hot, hot sun. Perfectly tanned and toned bodies in string bikinis surround us. Miles of white sand beach stretch before us. We sip caipirnhas while listening to ... [Continue reading this entry]