Tag: Brazil

Porto Seguro: As safe as the name suggests?

Porto Seguro, which means Safe Port in English, is a fun little seaside city some 11,000 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro. Nick, my latest travel buddy, and I decided to shoot up there in one sitting on our way to the north. Seventeen long hours after boarding in Rio we arrived with sore backs…




Rio Carnival: Merriment and Madness

Sufficient recovery time has now passed since Rio Carnival to attempt to transcribe my somewhat vague recollection of the whole thing. The closest thing I can describe the carnival to, in its affect on the body, mind and soul, is a debauched, drink-fuelled, five day music festival like Glastonbury or Oxegen in Ireland. Day one,…