December 2012

SantaCon 2012

A lot of merriness and ho-ho-hoing as we attended the inaugural EARJ SantaCon on Saturday that our friend started up.¬† We started at the beach kiosks in Ipanema, and while we had grand aims of making it towards Lapa in the center of Rio, we ended the night only half a mile from our starting […]

Day 8 & 9: Back to Salvador... Then Home

Brian and I had very few plans for our final day in Salvador. We had received the okay from the owners of the apartment we were staying at to use the pool on their property. It turned out to be a very nice day so we spent nearly the whole day lying out by the […]

Days 5, 6 & 7: Morro de Sao Paulo

Tuesday afternoon we made the trek from the solitude of Barra Grande to the happening place of Morro de Sao Paulo. As Brian mentioned, we finally found the waterfall we had been looking for. Since we were in a bit of a rush to get out to Morro, we made it a quick stop at […]

Day four was what I would describe as a typical day traveling in Latin America.¬† By this I mean a day beset with multiple frustrations¬† that eventually become far outweighed by the awesomeness of Latin America.¬† The frustration started as we left Salvador around 6:15am to try and beat traffic and get a head start […]