We heard it before and can only confirm it: Buenos Aires has a strong European vibe. Argentinians will remind you that at least one of their descendants is Eruopean.
The complete name of Salvador is: São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (translated as Saint Savior from the Bay of All Saints). Why? Because Amerigo Vespucci.
Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer that knowing where to start can be overwhelming! We didn’t have time to do everything we would have liked to do but we really enjoyed it. Rio de Janeiro is amazing!
The old center of Rio de Janeiro is different from the beach district of Ipanema and Copacabana, where the streets are filled with merchants and businessmen alike.
One of the most iconic status in the world, the statue of Christo Rendentor, or Christ the Redeemer, sits on top of Corcovado mountain, in the center of Rio de Janeiro.
Paraty is a highly advisable stop on the way. It’s about 6 hours from Sao Paulo, 4 hours from Rio de Janeiro. But most importantly: it is a very very beautiful little city.
Sao Paulo, the city of contrasts! We were lucky enough to meet some friends in Sao Paulo who took the time to advise us and show us around. Best guides ever!
Sao Paulo is the New-York of South America. With 13 million inhabitants (!), 22 million (!!) if you include the metropolitan area, it is the largest city in South America.
We had decided to spend the last week of our 3,5 months trip in South East Asia in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. We chose this because Bangkok offers a good transitions between cultures
Yogyakarta, Jogja or Yogya for the intimate, only has 400K inhabitants… 4 millions if you include its agglomeration. An interesting part of Yogyakarta is that it barely has any high buildings.
Singapore is an interesting city to explore. Because of the British history in the region, the architecture is very similar to the one we could find in Malaysia, except that it is all renovated and bright clean.
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital of Malaysia and an important hub in the Southeast Asian region. With more than 7 million inhabitants, Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city we have visited since we left Vietnam 2 month ago…
We managed to arrive in Vientiane around 8am. In the last period we kept hearing comments from people complaining about the harassment of the tuk-tuk drivers. Not only that, we were told we would be…
We arrived in Phnom Penh in the middle of the afternoon. The ride went quite smoothly with a break every 2 hours, where we were able to buy some juicy pineapples.