Photo Friday – Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival 2015

An amazing Photo Friday this week from Rio Carnival 2015, by Terry George on Flickr.  Last year, I was in Colombia for carnival and celebrated it in Barranquilla – but Rio Carnival is definitely on my bucket list! If you have a great photo from South America, send it to…

Read More

Photo Friday – Paraty Reflections

I’ve chosen this instagrammed shot of a very rainy Paraty in Brazil for Photo Friday, because it won this week’s #WeRoam instagram competition! Taking part is simple: just tag your best Instagram travel shots with #WeRoam and @WednesdayRoamers, and follow WednesdayRoamers on Instagram. The photo was taken in Paraty, in the…

Read More

Photo Friday – Window in Rio

  This week’s Photo Friday is a street portrait I snapped in Rio de Janeiro one morning. We were visiting the Selaron Staircase at about 8am, before it was full of tourists, and I glanced up to spot this elderly lady peeping out between the shutters. The faded pastel colours and…

Read More

Photo Friday… World Cup Mural in Rio

I spotted this huge mural in the Santa Teresa district of Rio’s centre. This artistict and vibrant neighbourhood has long been campaigning for the reopening of their Bonde, Rio’s last surviving tram system which ran from Lapa to Santa Teresa until it was closed in 2012 following an accident. The…

Read More

Iguassu Falls: Brazil vs Argentina

Iguassu, Iguazu or Iguaçu – what really is the difference between the falls at Brazil and Argentina? As I learnt from the World Cup in South America, Brazil and Argentina have something of a rivalry, and this is pretty well exemplified by their joint ownership of the incredible Iguazu Falls. For…

Read More