The high plateau Brazil!

Hi everyone! A short blog about our first days on discovery tour.

At the beginning at our trip through the nature of Brazil we first spent 2 nights at a finca near a high plateau. Waking up within the jungle is kind of impressing!

We headed down the bumpy roads and made our first stop near a little waterfall just a 30 minute walk away from the car. On our way we passed by some nice animals that were worth photographing. It was heating up really fast, so we were happy to walk under the trees to our stop. The nature of Brazil never fails to impress.

Here some photos I took from the animals. 

The high Plateau

Later on we made our way down to the high plateau, walking in the midday sun. It was all worth it!

Birds flying around, a mesmerizing view hundreds of meters down the plateau and the quiet sound of the waterfall. An endless world, still untouched what makes this even more special.

As a refreshment after the walks under the burning sun we cooled down ourselves in a little lake. you could slip down the rocks in the middle of the waterfall, luckily nobody got hurt since the rocks were kind of sharp!

After swimming around and enjoying our afternoon we went back to our finca. Since it started to rain there was nothing more to do then chill out in my hammock.

The next day we drove to our next destination. This blog is coming up soon!

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Skyscrapers of São Paolo Brazil

I have never seen so many skyscrapers in my entire live!

Hi everyone! My next post is about my Brasil trip!

On our trip through Brazil we stayed for 2 days in São Paolo. With the surrounding neighbourhoods the city counts 30 million inhabitants and is so far the biggest of them all.


São Paulo is also the economic centrum of Brazil and stands out for its traditional architecture. It is for sure worth a weekend trip or 2-3 days visit.

Within walls and buildings there are still a lot of places to explore like parks, shopping malls, restaurants and trendy areas. You like Chinese food? Just visit the Chinatown. You like to party? Just visit the area around the Paulista Avenue! We stayed at a big Airbnb apartment near to all nice parts of the city.

Skyscrapers everywhere!

There are more than 1000 buildings higher than 100 meters, so to really get a view over the city and be able to realize how big this metropolitan city really is, you have to get on top of one of the skyscrapers.

In the centre we managed to take an elevator up the floors to be overwhelmed from the view.
This are pictures we took from up there. I mean how is this even possible? It’s hard to imagine for a Suisse guy like me that cities like this exist. Switzerland has around 9 million inhabitants and this ‘’City’’ over 14 million.

@ivansnz weh had a great time!

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The Basilica del Voto Nacional at Quito

Ancient churches in Quito

Today I am going to tell you about my favourite church in Quito and show you some picture I took.

The Historical centre of Quito is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and known as one of the best preserved old towns in Latin America. This neighbourhood is full of plazas, museums and churches. One of the most interesting churches was this one.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional

The Basilica del Voto Nacional is the largest of all churches at Quito and inspired by Bourges Cathedral in France.

It is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the World. The construction began in 1887 and was almost finished by 1909. Local legend says that when the Basilica is completed, the end of the world will come. So it technically remains ‘’unfinished’’. Like you can see on the picture, they are still in construction till today and it doesn’t look like they are going to finish it soon!

The Basilica is 140 m long and 35 meters wide. If you want to see the sanctuary you can pay a 1 dollar, the regular entry costs around 3 dollars. I think this is a fair price.

There are tours for a few dollars if you want to know more about the history of that church. We did it and it was worth it. At the end you can choose if you want to tip something and how much.

There is a lift inside which brings you up the upper floors and also staircases to climb the towers for a mesmerizing few over the city and the surounding mountains. Definitely nothing for you if you have a fear of heights. But if you get up there you will be able to take some great pictures.

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The Basilica del Voto Nacional Quito

Ancient churches in Quito

Today I am going to tell you about my favourite church in Quito and show you some picture I took.

The Historical centre of Quito is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and known as one of the best preserved old towns in Latin America. This neighbourhood is full of plazas, museums and churches. One of the most interesting churches was this one.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional

The Basilica del Voto Nacional is the largest of all churches at Quito and inspired by Bourges Cathedral in France.

It is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the World. The construction began in 1887 and was almost finished by 1909. Local legend says that when the Basilica is completed, the end of the world will come. So it technically remains ‘’unfinished’’. Like you can see on the picture, they are still in construction till today and it doesn’t look like they are going to finish it soon!

The Basilica is 140 m long and 35 meters wide. If you want to see the sanctuary you can pay a 1 dollar, the regular entry costs around 3 dollars. I think this is a fair price.

There are tours for a few dollars if you want to know more about the history of that church. We did it and it was worth it. At the end you can choose if you want to tip something and how much.

There is a lift inside which brings you up the upper floors and also staircases to climb the towers for a mesmerizing few over the city and the surounding mountains. Definitely nothing for you if you have a fear of heights. But if you get up there you will be able to take some great pictures.

Thanks for reading my post and taking the time, see you next time!

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Roadtrip Brazil and the sold out festival!

Carneiros Beach Brazil

So after São Miguel dos Milagres we drove up and stopped at the Carneiros Beach.

This beach is like all of them really beautiful, but to get in you have to pay an entrance fee to enter through one of the clubs (big restaurants), and inside they want you to stay at their place for the rest of the day.

In the 20 seconds walk to the beach you will be asked 10 times if you want to sit down for a drink , do a boat trip or buy some souvenirs.

It really annoyed me. Since we didn’t eat breakfast we walked around to check for a nice place to fill our stomachs. Finally we found a hotel which offered breakfast. It was delicious!

Strengthened and happier than before we walked up 20 minutes to check the area for a nicer place to stay than our entry restaurant. We finally laid down at a beach bar which was really chilled and stayed the whole afternoon! The water was crystal clear with white sand as far you can see.

Later on we continued our trip to the final destination Maracaipe and Porto de Galinhas. We stayed at a nice hotel right at the beach.

The sold out Festival!…

As soon as we arrived, we went for a walk along the beach,  to get to know the area. So, just a two minute walk from our hotel, there was this huge festival stage. Of course we all wondered what was going on here at night. As soon as we came back to the hotel we immediately checked it and it turned out to be what we thought, a huge festival that started the next day!

So let’s go PARTY GUYS! Don’t think so, it turned out the other way…

There was no single page with available tickets, all sold out. Shocked but still with a good feeling about it, we left our hotel the other night, believing that there must be a ticket switch to buy tickets directly at the festival. We walked around 30 minutes within hundreds of beautiful single girls heading to the festival we desperately wanted to enter. ‘So I am not sure if the girls were all single, but since I was the only one of us without a girlfriend I was kind of daydreaming!

We soon realized that there was no ticket switch or any other way to get our way in to that festival. Over the fence maybe? Running in? Dig a whole? I WAS FREAKING OUT!

The sad ending of the story was, that we didn’t make it in. With a kind of bad mood we went for dinner, drank some bears and that was it. Just heard the music from far away while trying to sleap later that night.

Surfing at Maracaipe, or at least one of us!

The other day it was all better, perfect weather, surfing and enjoying some bears at the beach made our stay worth it. @Ivansnz took some waves while we drank some bears and enjoyed the view.

@ivansnz Surfing those waves like a pro!

Maracaipe has surfboard rentals right at the beach. At Porto de Galinhas which is the town right next to it, you can find a lot of surf stores as well. There will come a video soon about those places!

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The Rock of Guatapé!

A must do if you stay at Medellín!

Guatapé is a small town a 2 hours bus drive away from the trendy and famous city Medellin. It is a perfect one day trip but also a place to stay more than one day! At the Bus Terminal Norte head down to the ground floor and buy your ticket at the ticket booth 14. It will cost you 14 COP like 4.50$ dollars one way!

There are two attractions:

The town Guatapé:

Guatapé is a really small town, the houses are coloured, in the centre are a lot of restaurants and the people are relaxed. There is a church and little stores to buy souvenirs.  I think from there are also activities like a boat tour etc. At the same place the bus dropped you of, you can directly by a ticket to head back to Medellin! If you just want to go to the next attraction you can pay 2 COP for the bus or take a tuktuk motorcycle which drives you to the Rock of Guatapé.

The Rock of Guatapé (El Peñón de Guatapé):

The most important attraction in Guatape is the huge stone … You need to climb up 700 steps till you on the top. I did it without stopping but it was hard. From the gas station you can walk up to the entrance and buy a ticket to go up the stone. Once you arrive at the top you will be speechless! The 360 degrees view is amazing.

The indigenous Tahami, former inhabitants of this region, worshiped the rock and called it mojarrá which means rock! In July 1954, the stone was first climbed from Luis Villegas, Pedro Nel Ramirez and Ramón Díaz, with sticks fixed against the walls within 5 days.

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Galeria Guatape Hostel:

I stayed for two days in Guatape and slept in a really nice hostel Galeria Guatape Hostel in walking distance to the stone. The host of this hostel and all the people that work there are amazing. You can swim, enjoy a nice view over the lake and enjoy a free Coffee (the best coffee I had in Colombia) whenever you want. The breakfast was just delicious and also included in the price, a restaurant to eat dinner is close by!

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Mendoza’s Malbec Wine from Argentina

Today I am going to tell you more about Mendoza a city in Argentina

After my two month of school in Buenos Aires I started my trip in Uruguay Montevideo and my second stop was Mendoza, the home of the Malbec red Wine.

Why Mendoza?

Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza. The City is located on the eastern side of the Andes. If you are interested in hiking, rafting, zip lining, horse riding or sports in general this is the right place for you! But what if you just like to relax and have a good time? No problem, since Mendoza is also a wine region, there are dozens of vineyards, wine cellars to visit.

Depending where you are staying the vineyards can be reached by bicycle, bus or taxi! They offer wine tours mostly in the mornings and show you around, explaining the production and letting you taste there originals Malbec wines!

I stayed at the Lemon Tree Hostel which is outside of the city but really close to all the outdoor activity’s you might want to do! Nice rooms, a pool with a relaxing area, a kitchen and a good prise.

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Places to visit are:

Thermas de Cacheuta (hot water springs thermal bath)

Potrerillos (hiking, rafting, zip lining, swimming)

Uspallata (Nature, hiking)

Vineyards near the hostel

 

Thermas de Cacheuta

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So I booked just one night at the Hostel and a flight the next day, because I thought there is nothing to do in the city. I sadly didn’t know that in the province Mendoza you have all this outdoor activities like Zip Lining, Hiking and Rafting including al the Vineyards! So at least stay a couple days to really enjoy your stay! Be smart!

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Surfing Bingin Beach

surfing bingin beach

Have you ever heard of surfing Bingin Beach? probably not! it is not one of those super known spots, nevertheless its also not a top secret spot. What i can say is that the beach has been spared by mass tourism and that's cool. There is no huge mega hotel with hundreds of rooms. I'll be honest here, the beach perhaps not the most beautiful one to sunbath and the rocky environment makes it tricky to go for a relaxed swim without hurting your feet. So let's talk about surfing Bingin Beach!

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How to get to Bingin Beach?

I already made a detailed Blogpost about the Bingin Beach itself so i'll quote this section here and you can read more information about where to stay and how to get there on this post.

"Bingin Beach is situated in the southern part of Bali, the region of Uluwatu. Bali has its own airport in Denpansar which is 35 min car drive away from Bingin Beach. Book a hotel close to the beach or park your scooter at the beach parking. Just google for “bingin beach parking”. From the parking should be street signs leading to the beach. The way leads through unconventional narrow streets through the buildings in front of the beach. sometimes the way seems to be wrong but trust the signs your on the right track."

 

bingin beach surf

The drop: the surfer is on top of a clean faced wave building up on the Bingin Beach reef.

Beach or Reef break?

Surfing Bingin Beach means dealing with sharp rocks. It is a reef break and i can highly recommend you to wear water shoes. I cut my feet, not very dramatic but you can hurt yourself seriously if you're not carefully, especially on low tide. I even saw some people surfing with helmets. Always stay safe buddy.

tube bingin beach

After a successful drop the surfer maneuvers himself slightly into that beautiful tube.

 

Is there a Surf school?

Yes, there are one or two surf schools. I've never participated in a lesson nor have i analysed their teaching style, but what i can remember is that some locals paddle out with you and teach you how they surf. So don't expect a "WSL" internationally certificated pro surf school.

surfing bali

Ending the ride with splashing up a some sea water. great job!

Can i rent a board in Bingin Beach?

Of course you can! The surf schools offer boards for beginners but you will also get some smaller specimens if you are a more advanced surfer. I think there is even a shaper, because they offer board repairs right by the beach. I mean in case you f* up your board shredding too hard. haha.

About Bali

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

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Marine Iguanas Galápagos Island Santa Cruz Post 1

Galápagos Marine Iguana, Photography

The Galapagos Marine Iguana is a species only found on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.  These Iguanas have the unique ability to feed in the sea, making it a marine reptile.

These Iguanas lay around almost everywhere on the Galapagos Island, it almost seems like the sleep 24 hours a day. The swim, walk and sleep next to you and aren’t afraid of humans at all, which for me was kind of amazing. Of course there are much more animals on the island than just Iguanas. Sea Lions are also everywhere!

Galápagos Iguanas feed on algae. The large males dive to find there food, while the females and smaller ones feed during low tide in the intertidal zone. They live in colonies on rocky shores where they can warm up after a swim in the cold water.

If you want more information about Iguanas you can use my source Galápagos Iguanas.

Santa Cruz or San Cristobal

How do you get to the Islands?

Really simple! There are two airports, one at the Island Santa Cruz and the other at the Island San Cristobal. You will find direct flights from Quito or Guayaquil. Keep in mind that you have to wait in a separate line to buy the Tourist-Ticket for 100 dollars and check your bags before you can check-in with your flight company. The flight takes not more than 2 hours.

The Island Santa Cruz is much more touristic. You will see a lot of bars, restaurants and hotels at Puerto Ayora. A lot of beaches for snorkelling are in walking distance like the famous Tortuga Bay. There are some ATM’s so you don’t have to bringt a lot of money with you.

San Cristobal is much quieter and less touristy, but has still enough restaurants and hotels. The nature at San Cristobal is mesmerizing. All these Islands are volcanos and each one has its unique plants and surface. It is possible to Surf on that island.

Soon I will post the 2 round, in which I will tell you more about diving and the different beaches at the Island!

 

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Impresiones de Buenos Aires Argentina en español!

Buenos Aires Argentina! Me gusta, Me encanta, Me extraño!

Yo estudiaba español por dos meses en una escuela en Buenos Aires. La escuela se llama Expanish. Yo vivía en un apartamento con una familia de allá y tenía mi habitación, mi baño y ducho y desayuno y cena incluido. Éramos 4 personas.

El apartamento era muy grande en el 9 piso con una  vista espectacular y estaba en una zona muy exclusiva y segura en el barrio Retiro cerca del Plaza General San Martín.

El parque fue perfecto para descansar después de un día estresante. Me gusta mucho las zonas verdes en todo la ciudad.

Cerca del apartamento está el terminal del bus de Buenos Aires. Detrás del terminal está una zona muy peligrosa en que viven los pobres, no puedes caminar porque hay ladrónes.

En Buenos Aires tú puedes ir a calquier lugar en bus, metro o taxi. En las horas pico, el tráfico es muy malo, entonces es mejor caminar o tomar metro.

Lo que me ha sorprendido es que se ofrece Uber en casi toda Sudamérica con precios mejores! Hay otras posibilidades como Cabify y Easy Taxi. Yo he usado Uber porque yo conozco esa aplicación de suiza.

Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio

Un monumento muy importante es el obelisco en la calle Avenida 9 de Julio. Fue hasta 1960 la calle más ancha del mundo con 140 metros, hasta que fue reemplazada por la brasileña Eixo Monumental.

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