Arrived Porto Alegre, Brazil, Fri 29 Jan. Staying with Paul Timms and his wife Glaci. We all got up at 5am Sat to catch a bus to where we are now - about 3 hrs to the North-East, in a small town on the mountain plateau. Yesterday and today we hired a taxi to visit some spectacular canyons on the edge of the plateau. On today´s visit we could also see the Atlantic in the distance. Taxi ride was exciting, as the road was more suited to a 4x4 vehicle, however the driver (Walter Matthau´s doppleganger) was very safe. Just had a Japanese massage - apparently I have lots of ´energy´, so should not get sick. Nice to know that!
Will be back in Porto Alegre tomorrow with access to computers, memory stick etc so intend to upload some more photos. BTW the photo above is not of here, but this blogsite insists that some photo must be inserted.