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Backpacking Brazil Part 2: Rio De Janeiro!

Even though I wasn't as worried as I had previously been when I walked off the plane, I still felt out of place. It was 10pm and I was in downtown Rio. I found a currency exchange and got some cash and was immediately bombarded by cab drivers who were trying to charge me $50 US for a 15 min cab ride. I was told by a local that spoke English to find a yellow cab with a meter (good advice), so ... Read more

Backpacking Brazil Part 1: Stepping into the Unknown!

I spent the last month traveling through South America. I planned to keep a journal while I was there, but I didn't. I planned to write a blog right when I got back, but I didn't... I am not really sure why I waited 2 weeks to write about my experiences, but I guess I did. Most of my posts on this blog have been about experiences that have lasted 1 to 5 days in the wilderness. During my trip to South ... Read more