Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cooking with Rosangela in Manaus

Last night we had a great local experience. We booked this in advance when still in LA, not knowing exactly what to expect. We went to visit a local family to prepare a traditional Brazilian dinner from this region of … Continue reading

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The barber from Rio

After nearly 4 weeks of not shaving and letting my hair grow wild I started to look like a lion-head. Simply out of control growth to the point my wife was looking at me rather oddly. Well, I knew at … Continue reading

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Christ the redeemer, the girl from Ipanema and Samba

So, after years of looking at the iconic images of the sugar-loaf mountain, the statue of Christ on the mountaintop, overlooking some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and extravagantly colorful costumes of carnival dancing girls I finally … Continue reading

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Into the jungle we go

This morning while Ana visited some hotels in Iguassu I went off on a little adventure tour. We drove into the forest and with a small group I did some rappelling off a 30 ft cliff and later did my … Continue reading

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Iguazu Falls, Argentine side

Devil’s Throat Our third day in Iguazu Falls we went on the full day excursion to the national park on the side of Argentina. 80% of the falls are located on this side and 20% in Brazil. Argentine side has … Continue reading

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The Jesuits’ Mission and Wanda Mine

The following day we took a full day excursion to the ruins of Jesuits’ mission, some 240 km south of Puerto Iguazu. On the way to the ruins we visited a precious stone mine called Wanda, believe it or not, … Continue reading

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We arrive in Iguazu Falls

Brazilian side of the falls Panorama of the falls, viewed from Brazil Iguazu, or in correct spelling Ygazu, means big water. And big it is! After leaving Buenos Aires and running some appointments and errands we left for Iguazu Falls … Continue reading

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