Archive for June, 2014

The Glacier

The Viedma Glacier in El Chalten

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by Michael Fab.

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Today we actually walk on a glacier itself. Our choice for this activity is the Viedma glacier at El Chalten. This glacier is the 2nd largest in South America at over 900 sq km in surface area and 150 to 200 m deep. First off after being dropped on the bank by the boat is [...]

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Brigadero

Things to do in Recife

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by Claudia Looi.

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Recife, Brazil’s fifth largest city is located along the northern coast. This vibrant city has the old colonial charm, city vibe and laid back beach culture. Bridges and canals connect this city surrounded by water- hence known as “Venice of Brazil.” Visitors shouldn’t bypass the historical sites, art, beaches and of course, football of Recife. [...]

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Ipirapuera Park

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Posted on 18. Jun, 2014 by Claudia Looi.

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Imagine the possibilities when visiting Sao Paulo- 110 museums, 240,000 stores, 200 helipads, 12,500 restaurants, 1,500 pizzerias, 70 nationalities and a population of almost 12 million. And over three football stadiums that sit 40,000 and more. Sao Paulo, the megalopolis city has always been the economic, sports and cultural center of Brazil. Nothing is stopping [...]

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Amazon Jungle from Manaus

Things to do in Manaus

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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The meeting of the waters A sight not to be missed from Manaus, the meeting of the waters is the point where the dark Rio Negro meets the sandy colours Amazon River. Along a stretch of the river, the colours muddy together to the point where you can see exactly where the waters mix. Visit [...]

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Manaus Opera House

What you don’t know about Brazil

Posted on 11. Jun, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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Yesterday it was announced that one in three people in the UK cannot place Brazil on a map. This is despite the football mad nation making up nearly half of the South American continent. With the kick-off of the World Cup now less than 36 hours away, Brazil is getting ready to have all eyes [...]

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Orangutans in the Kinabatangan Region

World Land Trust raises £1million for orangutans

Posted on 04. Jun, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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The World Land Trust is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other biologically important lands. Since it was founded in 1989, it has helped local conservation organisations to purchase and protect over 400,000 acres of threatened habitats in Asia, Europe Central and South America. Tucan Travel has been working [...]

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Caxirola

About the Caxirola

Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by Becca.

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(Photo from worldcupbrazil.net) What is the Caxirola? An instrument decorated in the colours of Brazil’s national flag, the caxirola is destined to be the sound of the summer and become as well known as the dreaded vuvuzela. The caxirola is the official musical instrument for the 2014 World Cup and designed by Carlinhos Brown and [...]

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