Not everyday is perfect in paradise. Today’s mission – fly from Rio to Salta, Argentina via Buenos Aires. Flight departs 10.30am. Nobbies wake up to a howling storm. No taxis to be found. Landlines are down so can’t book a … Continue reading
Brazil has amazing exotic plant and birdlife so Nobbies took a few hours out from the beaches to wander through Rio’s Botanical Gardens. Giant lily pads, bamboo forest, mini monkeys, Royal avenue of 150 year old palm trees and the … Continue reading
“tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking, and when she passes, each one she passes goes…ahhhhh”. Nobbies hanging out at Ipanema Beach and we haven’t stopped singing this song since.
After seeing this famous Rio icon all my life in movies and books, Nobbies finally get up close to Christ Redeemer statue. Perched 2300 feet high on top of Corcovado mountain the statue is 100 feet high and the arm … Continue reading
A day strolling around Rio’s CBD district centro. Interesting mix of modern, colonial and imperial architecture. After the sun sets Nobbies are checking out a samba club. Gringos like us just don’t have the dance gene but still we manage … Continue reading
An incredible tour through Favela Rocinha. Thanks Zezinho of Favela Adventures for showing us an experience of Rio we will never forget and allowing us to see such a vibrant positive community full of heart and soul. Your DJ school … Continue reading
This has to be one of Nobbies spectacular city views by far. Spent almost 6 hours up here as the haze and smog was not good for viewing in the afternoon. Such a beautiful place to chill with 2 cable … Continue reading
ok everyone sing..”.when my baby, when my baby goes to Rio….” Nobbies finally leave Ilha Grande and head 3 hours north by boat and van to RIO!!! Staying one block from Leblon beach. This is our home for a week.
Nobbies still bumming around on the island. Schooner cruises are so cheap at $25pp for 6 hours of island hopping. Why not especially when Ben is enjoying the Brazilian scenery from his deck chair.
Nothing like a reward after trekking 3 hours over to the other side of the island to reach a stunning beach of white sands and crystal clear waters called Lopes Mendes. The colours remind me so much of Hyams Beach … Continue reading