Brazil is the biggest country in South America covering almost half of the continent. A country rich in stunning natural beauty, Brazil has something for everyone. Incredible wildlife in the Amazon and Pantanal, thriving nightlife in Rio and São Paulo and golden beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Brazil is one of our favourite countries in the whole of the Americas and, hopefully, our guide will help you enjoy it as much as we did.
The death train, Santa Cruz and corrupt cops……
Crossing borders whilst travelling can be particularly tricky. There are a lot of unknowns and not a massive amount of helpful information online. Here we will tell you about the border crossing between Corumba, Brazil and Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia, the “Death Train” and our encounter with the police in Santa Cruz.
Rio de Janeiro, or as its more appropriately known, Cidade Maravilhosa (the marvellous city) is, in the most wonderful way, truly a full frontal assault on the senses. Vibrant colours and beautiful people everywhere you look, funky samba music coming from all directions and the aroma of street vendor’s food and the fresh ocean scent filling the air.