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  • Paraguay – From Mennonites to Jesuits

    Paraguayans are very friendly people. They saved our lives a few times, completely selflessly. Or at least they helped us get back on the road again. For example, during the long drive from San Bernardino to Encarnación, the navigation system (Maps.me so an offline system) sent us from bad to worse. A newly constructed, unpaved […]

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  • Exploring Brazil’s south coast – from Floripa to Rio

    On Ilha de Santa Catarina, the island where Floripa is situated, we learned that it does not matter to the Brazilians whether it is sunny, cloudy or even raining a bit. They go to the beach anyway. And why not? It is always warm and you will have fun anyway. Most of them come much […]

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  • Exploring Brazil’s south coast – from Rio to Floripa

    Barra da Tijuca is a pretty chic neighbourhood in Rio. There is not much to do other than visiting the mega-beach. But then the weather has to be nice. We spent a few days there doing laundry and buying local prepaid SIM cards. And that is quite a challenge. It’s difficult to find a salesperson […]

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  • Start of our third world trip: the Pantanal

    When is a world trip a world trip? Do you have to travel around the world? Or is it just a trip that’s a lot longer than the average vacation? Let’s stick with the latter. We have just started another long journey. Four and a half months. Again. That’s pretty long. Our plan is to […]

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