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433-Boys from Brazil

While we were island hopping we came across the secret hideout where the movie “Boys from Brazil” was based. This is the jungle lair where the initial experiments to clone Hitler were conducted. No one would ever visit this island [...]

January 10, 2011 Brazil

432-Island Hopping – Brazil

We took an island hopping trip on a small scow outside Rio. These islands were tranquil and very relaxing. The water was great and the beaches beautiful. [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

431-Rusted Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio is an old poorly maintained city that is slowly rusting away. Infrastructure and the need to fix it are not a concern. Just walk away from the problem and it goes away. Here are a few views of some [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

430-Public Utilities – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We take for granted many things in America such as the organization of public utilities. In Rio and Buenos Aires things are not always organized. Safety and simplicity are often not the norm. When cable TV came to these cities, [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

429-Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Beach is one of the most beautiful and clean beaches I have visited. The sand it great and the water temperature was perfect. It is true that speedos and thongs are the norm here and the women really know [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

428-Down Town – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the third largest city in South America with a population of 7,000,000 people. It is a bustling city that is constantly on the move. It is a fairly dangerous city and we were warned to avoid [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

427-Sugar Loaf – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugar Loaf is one of the main attractions in Rio. It rises 1,300 feet above the bay and is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. We took two cable cars to the [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil

426-Alaska – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We had just checked in to our hotel and made the first walk into Rio. On the very first street, this was the restaurant that was across the street. What the —? Can I get a moose burger por favor? [...]

December 11, 2010 Brazil