São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s 

We came to São Paulo after visiting Rio de Janeiro during carnival where the bar was set pretty high on Brazilian cities. Unfortunately by the time we left São Paulo a few days later we were pretty underwhelmed.  Arrival  We arrived fresh(ish) off of the overnight bus from paraty to São Paulo bus terminal at … Continue reading São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s 

Savankhet and Pakse; Transport palava, tuk tuks and dinosaur museums 

 Our journey to Savankhet was actually farcical. We were picked up from our hostel on time but by a tuk tuk rather than the mini bus we were expecting.  After launching our heavy bags on top of the roof, the driver crammed as many people as possible into the seats/ area we had left to … Continue reading Savankhet and Pakse; Transport palava, tuk tuks and dinosaur museums 

Vientiane: meditation with monks, Curfew and chilli mango…

Vientiane We arrived in Vientiane in the afternoon after a short bus journey from Vangvieng.  After checking into the Funky Monkey hostel we went for lunch in one of the small restaurants opposite for some Pad Thai as we planned to rest of our day.  Although Vientiane's the capital of Laos we were told to … Continue reading Vientiane: meditation with monks, Curfew and chilli mango…