South America

Surfing in Bahia, Brazil

By Jane Wynyard, October 28 2012 Last Summer I returned to beautiful Brazil to a surf camp in Bahia, near Salvador called Bahia Surf Camp. My friends were coming a week later and I’d only have to spend 8 days on my own. We were staying in a surf camp so i was confident I’d meet other people.   On the website, the surf camp looked amazing with hammocks, beautiful surf huts, blue sky, beach view, lush gardens and lots of visitors. The owner had assured me that I would meet lots of people and it would be fine to[…]

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Caipriniha and Caiman: Travelling by riverboat on Brazil’s Amazon River

By Jane Wynyard – Amazon, Brazil 2004 Roaming through the Amazon jungle with its piranha-infested waters and riverbanks crawling with caiman is no longer an adventure just for the Tarzans or Indiana Jones of this world. For a few hundred pounds and with plenty of adventurous spirit, lots of mosquito repellent and the willingness to smell as bad as a wild baboon, tourists can now spend days, even weeks, travelling through the dense tropical forest. And you don’t need whips, primitive knives or swinging vines to venture through the trees. Eco-tourism in the Amazon has opened the door to a[…]

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