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...
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Bright lights wake me abruptly and I drag my sleepy body off the coach and into the darkness. It is soft beneath my feet and awash with stars above. Fellow passengers are clambering on to a multi-coloured doorless truck. This … Continue reading
My birthday began with a 6am wake up alarm and by 8am Sophie and I were aboard a bus headed to Fortaleza – a mere ten hours away. Brazilian bus riding is a fairly pleasant experience as it goes. The … Continue reading
I have to do a double-take when I see the long, knobbly legs, protruding face and distinctive humps moving slowly across the horizon in the distance. “Phil…is that a camel?” Moments later another one appears on the scene, this time … Continue reading
Brazilians are very expressive people. Unfamiliar with Portuguese, when we first arrived we thought they sounded constantly angry. But over time we have grown to love this bouncy, musical language and the many associated gestures that form the basis of … Continue reading
Taking the decision to extend our travels around Brazil for another three months was pretty easy – we’ve loved our time here so far… Yes, yes, we’ll deal with you later Mr Bank Manager. However, to continue our explorations we … Continue reading
At first I thought I’d run into the rudest Brazilian woman in the world. After waiting patiently for 15 minutes in a queue to use a cashpoint in a hot, stuffy bank foyer, Pat Butcher’s Brazilian cousin had strolled in and waltzed … Continue reading