Phil Vinter and Sophie Cross are a couple of journalists taking a little jaunt through Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and anywhere else the wind takes them!
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- Hand gestures of Brazil...
- Peru's floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca
- Hanging out at one of the World's only sloth sanctuaries
- Drugs, dirt and danger: A glimpse at Rio's shadier half
- A National Treasure: Trekking in Chapada Diamantina
- Is a diet of guinea pig, Amazonian frogs legs and snake juice the key to longevity?
- We've been sleeping around way too much this year – hello bed number 100
- Stormtroopers, Lady Godiva and 30,000 samba dancers
- Plundering pirates of Paraty
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Monthly Archives: April 2011
The warm sea water rushes in over my feet and I stand frozen to the spot, aware that any sudden moves could result in an eco-conservation disaster. As the wave subsides, a small dark brown blob resurfaces and I breathe … Continue reading
A freezing wind rushes through the narrow gap in the small cave, whipping rain against my exposed leg as a thick fog descends a few metres away. Cursing having volunteered to sleep on the outside, I huddle inwards and make … Continue reading
Admittedly the sight of a Union Jack hanging over the sofa is unexpected, a small gesture of goodwill to new guests from England, perhaps? Throwing an acknowledging smile in our host’s direction, I watch him pick up the flag and … Continue reading
The hypnotic sound of the drums and singing stirs the group of people dressed in white into a slow, rhythmic shuffle around the room. Bemused by the unfamiliar ritual we turn to ask our guide, Luis, a question, only to … Continue reading
With its regular rainfalls and high temperatures, Bahia boasts the perfect natural climate for cocoa production. But two decades ago Brazil’s chocolate plantations all but melted away. An outbreak of the fungus Witches’ Broom swept through the country’s 90,000 km sq … Continue reading
Through the long shadows of the Atlantic rainforest’s tall trees, a chalky face gradually comes into view… Clinging to its surrogate human mother it looks like the result of some impossible union between an Ewok and ET. Like its science fictional parents … Continue reading