30 01, 2016

Don’t go chasing…

A short side-trip on the way to Sao Paulo took me to Foz do Iguacu to see the waterfalls. It is on the river Iguazu that separates Brazil and Argentina, accessible from both sides. 80% of falls is actually on the Argentinian side which makes them think they are cooler, but the Brazilians argue that [...]

22 01, 2016

Manaus, a gateway to Amazon

My arrival to the city wasn’t without its challenges, as I spent all my cash in Rio. This forced me to either use an ATM or find a money exchange - but the experience with ATMs so far is that they show me the finger 4 out of 5 times, and the airport only had [...]

6 01, 2016

From daydreaming to departure

Here are the phases of planning a round-the-world trip. Phase 1: Daydreaming (6 months – 80 years before departure) You start dreaming about it. It usually starts at the age of 6, but a saddening percentage of the population will never proceed beyond this phase regardless of their number of years. You imagine the places, [...]