Beer In Brazil – Tasted and Wasted!

I drink a lot of beer. If you know me, that’s an understatement. If you don’t, it’s also an understatement but you’re probably not scoffing to yourself right now. Let’s just say I have ample experience in the consumption of fermented everything to claim a moderate level of knowledge and expertise. Because of that I’d…

Street Art In Brazil

Hey all, In our travels through Brazil so far we’ve spotted some truly fantastic street art. As residents of Berlin we’re huge fans of street art and of the people who create it (we’re not talking about you taggers) Brazil has an amazing street art culture, largely due to that fact that it is legal…

The Lumps Eat… Churrascaria Palace

Our second day coming to a close and we had to hit something with the local BBQ magic – Churrascaria. Churrascaria is generally served Rodizio style, in which it takes all of the meat, puts it on giant skewers, gives the giant skewers to waiters, and those waiters constantly shove it on your plate until…

Day 2 – Rio, Brazil – More Rio Streets

After a quick munch at the local bakery, a quick wave to the breakfast trannies, and a short planning session we’re off to explore more of the city. The smell is still potent, the piss, beer, and garbage stench now has the added tinge of post-party desperation. Small pockets of revelers have accumulated in the…

Rio – Escadaria Selarón

Day two and our first (post breakfast) trip is to the Escadaria Selarón, a gorgeous piece of art and lifelong achievement of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón. A series of too-many-to-count steps sandwiched between the Lapa and Gloria districts, much like a dollar bill in a strippers G-string. It runs up from the street level of Rua Joaquim…

The Lumps Eat… Espírito Santa!

Website: espiritosanta.com.br Location: R. Alm. Alexandrino 264,  Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro Good for: Dates, a view, chilled vibe, flashing your cash Bad for: Your budget (we saw a couple leave after reading the menu and almost did the same), innovative cuisine We’re fans of collective dining and (given the rather high prices) we opted to…

Day 1 – 25/02 – Brazil – Carnaval Streets

The streets are awash with people, music, dancing, and urine. The air is alive with the twisting spirits of the hot open-sewer/old-garbage smell common to most tropical cities. People are scattered everywhere in various forms of wild abandon, total relaxation, or simple beer driven confusion. Everything is colour though there’s a lot less dancing than…

Day 1 – 25/02 – Brazil – Arrival

  So after almost a full day of travel from our doorstep in Berlin where it was alternating between snow and rain, we’re arriving in Rio de Janeiro. Marta, ever the optimist, points out how green it is. I, the disgruntled armchair environmental crusader, point out that the industrial area we’re flying by has a…

Introduction – What is this Madness?

Hey guys, Welcome to the blog. This will allow you all to keep tabs on us during our travels without us needing to speak to all of you individually. Given that we’re both pretty lazy folk status updates will be at best irregular and possibly even non-existent. We’re already way behind having been here for…