Category: Brazil

Most South American Countries have good, friendly relationships and usually it is no trouble crossing any borders. Nowhere is this more evident as in the area around the Iguaçu/Iguazú falls which is located where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. Paraguay got-short changed as the beautiful waterfalls, one of the highlights of South America, are close to Paraguay but straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil. Paraguay has the Salto del Monday, which is a beautiful waterfall in its own right but pales in comparison at the Iguaçu/Iguazú falls. The area has more to offer than just the falls. […]

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I was never meant to spend much time in Brazil. Although it is the giant of South America as it covers nearly half the territory (8.5 million square kilometres out of 17.8 million) and has nearly half the population (208 million out of 423 million), I wanted to pay only a short visit. It surely is a beautiful country but people there speak the “wrong” language. I wanted to use my time in South America to learn Spanish and exploring Portuguese-speaking Brazil in depth would not be helpful for that. I had a few points though, that I wanted to see: […]

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