Category: Brazil

Ingredients around the world – Tapioca

Biju from Brazilian Tapioca

Tapioca is the name of the white starch extracted from the Cassava plant. Tapioca generally refers to the white starch extracted from the cassava root. Yet the numerous preparations and countries that eat Cassava means that there are also numerous names used, which is confusing. However either the starch or root itself are eaten in …

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Securing value accommodation around the world

Volunteering in paradise the chocolate plantation in Brazilian jungle

Flights, accommodation and activities tend to be the biggest expenses when traveling.  Securing value accommodation is often the easiest way of saving money. When you are seeing the world a low cost agenda is paramount as not only does this allow you to travel for longer, but also take up opportunities that you might not …

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The Iguazu Falls vs Itaipu Dam

We walked through the gates into another spotless Brazilian airport, everything was extremely smooth, organised and not a queue in sight. In 15 minutes we were ready to board the plane and before we knew it were looking at the night time Sao Paulo skyline, pointing out the features we recognised for seeing it from …

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Sao Paulo

After saying goodbye to everyone at the farm we headed back down the dirt road to civilisation.  We were a bit nervous to predict what it was going to be like arriving in Sao Paulo in just 29hrs time.  From a small group of 7- 15 people for 1.5 months to 20 million people in …

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A Fazenda Chrstmas and New Year

Although every day was an event there were certain key events that defined the days. For example taking Israels boat down the water fall from where it was built by hand. This involved 5 of us partially rowing it down the rocky rapids and manouvering it by hand around rocks while in fast flowing water. …

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Jolt back to reality

After being rowed across the river to the main, dirt road to the coast we picked up the bus and swayed off down the uneven, slushy clay road surface. Another beautiful hot day and we were actually happy at this point to be going to see Itacare, as we had heard a lot about it. …

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Fazenda Puravida

After arriving and staying at the scummy town of Ubaitaba, where we saw fighting and loud Saturday revelry take place, we headed off the main road and onto the dirt road for an hour wondering if we would be told where to get off and when we should get off in general. After 40 mintures …

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Fazenda living in the Brazilian jungle

We have just travelled 1.5 hours on a dirt road to the nearest town that has an Internet connection as currently we are staying at a Fazenda in the middle of knowhere.  A vague Internet connection exists for mobiles at extortionate rates, but without such technology we headed out after being surrounded by coffee plantation …

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Salvador!

Arriving at Nega Maluka by midday and finding a hammock and a beer pronto, we were happy to stop and soak up the laid back vibe of Salvador. The hostel is friendly and all the guests are sociable. Almost immediately we meet Itamal, a young Israeli guy, who has spent the last 3 months falling …

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