Monthly Archives: May 2009

We went to a few places to eat and drink that we wanted to share with you.  For a great evening of authentic Lisbon we would recommend getting dinner at a place called Snob followed by some drin
Kings, queens, palaces, and castles all in a beautiful little town made us think we had fallen asleep and woken up in a story book.  A little more than a hour north on a train, it is common for
Belem is a famous suburb about 40 minutes via cable car outside of Lisbon.  This little place is full of things to see.  Depending what you're in to, you can spend a few hours or an en
Lisbon is a beautiful old city with history dating back to the medieval times, but don't be surprised when you find a modern side as well.  In 1998, Lisbon hosted the World's Fair in the
After we climbed out of the metro station in the Centro district, the first glimpse of Lisbon consisted of steep hills covered in red rooftops over looking turquoise water.  Lisbon is a beautif
On our second and sadly, our last day in Rio, we wanted to check out Sugarloaf Mountain.  From this vantage point reached by gondola, you normally can see the entire city and miles of beaches.&#
We have quickly found that changing frequent flyer tickets is impossible.  As a result we were forced to do a little "power tourism" during our two days Rio de Janeiro before we fle
I am not sure if it was the long days of travel or the immediate sense of relaxation that came over me after arriving, but it took me a good day and a half to realize that Ilha Grande has no cars.
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It seems we can't get enough of these little colonial towns in Central and South America.  Paraty, Brazil is our first Portuguese colonial town.  We have to admit, this may have edg
The World Effect travelogue video 13: Iguassu Falls from The World Effect on Vimeo. Iguassu translated means "big water". This is probably the most water we've seen falling in one place. It is truly
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Between the borders of Brazil and Argentina lies a magnificent natural site of hundreds perhaps thousands of waterfalls, called the Iguassu Falls (also spelled Iguazu Falls).  The roar of the wa
Montevideo is the largest city as well as the capital of Uruguay.  Some say that Montevideo is a mini version of Buenos Aires, but we think it has a vibe of its own.  The old part of town
A three hour boat ride across the Rio de la Plata is the small town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.  After the hum of Buenos Aires, it felt like we were in slow motion while walking throug