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…