Where to Stay in Macapa, Brazil: Hotel Mais

First things first – Macapa in northern Brazil is not a backpacker type place. However it is a really really cool raw Brazilian city to check out and we totally loved touring the city – special moments were crossing the Equator on foot and visiting the Fort. I mentioned there before in my Top 4 Read more about Where to Stay in Macapa, Brazil: Hotel Mais[…]

15 Different Places I watched the World Cup Knockout Matches

You may have read my post on 41 places I watched the World Cup first round matches. This is the sequel and the final part as my journey round South America took me to a few more places on my travels as I attempted to catch up and keep up with the knockout stages of Read more about 15 Different Places I watched the World Cup Knockout Matches[…]

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Staying in the Hostel Green House: The Coolest Hostel in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Down the years I have stayed in some completely cool, crazy and quirky hostels and one of these days I’ll get a top 10 hostels typed up. The last year has undoubtedly seen me stay in about 30 – 40 hostels round the world including the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem, Why Not in Tbilisi, Georgia Read more about Staying in the Hostel Green House: The Coolest Hostel in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil[…]

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Backpacking in Brazil: Top 9 Things to See and Do in Fortaleza

I had a stop over in Fortaleza in 2011 and I had no idea what impact or importance that stop over would have for me. In the end, I had to wait just over 3 years to find out and life had gone full circle as I got tickets for the Brazil v. Mexico World Read more about Backpacking in Brazil: Top 9 Things to See and Do in Fortaleza[…]

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41 Different Places That I Have Watched World Cup 2014 So Far

The World Cup is just crazy. As a massive football fan, it’s taken me 34 years to finally make it to a World Cup and see the atmosphere for real in Brazil 2014 and it’s just incredible. However I have been on the move a lot and so far I have watched the World Cup Read more about 41 Different Places That I Have Watched World Cup 2014 So Far[…]

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Backpacking in Brazil: Top 4 Things to see and do in Macapa, Brazil

Macapa is hardly the most well known backpacking city in Brazil. But that’s where I found the charm in this place, which acted as our gateway to French Guyana having spent 4 days in Fortaleza. Macapa sits on the mouth of the Amazon, shyly yet with around 500,000 people and a cool claim to fame. Read more about Backpacking in Brazil: Top 4 Things to see and do in Macapa, Brazil[…]

Where to Stay While Backpacking in Fortaleza, Brazil: The J Sun Hostel

As the World Cup hits Brazil for undoubtedly the craziest party of my lifetime, we decided to kick things off in the city of Fortaleza. We went to the Brazil v. Mexico match in Fortaleza and based ourselves in the city for a hat trick of days, loving the place. We stayed in the J Read more about Where to Stay While Backpacking in Fortaleza, Brazil: The J Sun Hostel[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From Brazil to French Guyana, Macapa to Oiapoque to St Georges de L’Oyapock

In my ongoing series of crossing World Borders, I bring you expert first hand advice on how to get yourself across the same borders that I have ventured across myself. My most recent border crossing this week was from Brazil to French Guyana. On my first trip to South America in 2010 I had went Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Brazil to French Guyana, Macapa to Oiapoque to St Georges de L’Oyapock[…]