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Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

Many people have asked why we went to Brazil.  It was random but we are glad and enjoyed our time there so much!  Over a year ago, I entered a contest Air Canada had online.  I saw the contest a few times but wondered if it was even worth it.  Then one day went thru the steps of telling what I love about travelling, uploaded a photo from a trip to Africa and it asked you to select anywhere in the world that you would want to travel.  I had never been to South America so thought Brazil sounded good and São Paulo popped up as an option.  A bit later an email came with instructions for the next step that needed to be completed in 3 days and a code at the end for free airfare for one from Regina – São Paulo return.  Kent’s first response was “have a nice time!” but I’m glad he was up for an adventure and my parents as well!!  So it ended up with a trip that cost a lot more than what my free airfare saved but we definitely had an amazing first trip to South America!

We ended up going straight from the São Paulo airport to the bus station and headed up to Rio de Janeiro to our wonderful hotel just half a block off of Copacabana Beach.  We had a couple rainy days walking on the tiled sidewalks all over Copacabana then hot, sunny days to enjoy the magnificent views from Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain where the Christ the Redeemer statue is.  Being connected to a couple and their daughter who has studied English and spending a day together across the harbour at Niteroi was a highlight and very special!  Crossing back to Rio by ferry at sunset we had a wonderful day.  We could have easily spent more time in Rio, it is a beautiful, scenic city with plenty to explore and the beaches just like they are known for are some of the finest!!

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2 January 2014 - 11:10 pm

Melissa - You always convince me with your images that I need to visit these places! Amazing views!

28 December 2013 - 11:12 pm

Nona - These are wonderful reminders of a gorgeous city….and of our fun times taking in the many sights and attractions! And the fun day we had with Kelly & her parents!! Thanks for the album of memories!!

12 December 2013 - 8:03 pm

Joan - You have done it again with beautiful pictures…. what a wonderful trip!
I love the aged hands:)

9 December 2013 - 2:51 pm

Kelly Ferreira - Mum laughed beside me when she saw my dad! Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

9 December 2013 - 1:11 pm

Daysha - Wow! Some really neat buildings and places!

Brazil | Preview

It has been busy, busy since coming home!  These are just a few photos of our recent travels in Brazil and more to come as I sort thru all the images.  We had such a great time!!  Sugar Loaf Mountain offers stunning views of Rio de Janeiro.  It is possibly my new favorite city!  One magnificent waterfall after the next, we enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and refreshing hikes at Iguazu Falls.

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2 December 2013 - 3:00 pm

Carla - Wow….amazing!! I agree with Laurie…I can’t wait to hear about it and to see more pictures!!

30 November 2013 - 9:28 am

Nona - Ahhhh! Yes breathtaking scenery!! Great photos – great memories of a beautiful time in a beautiful country!!

28 November 2013 - 6:54 pm

Joan - oh my ! this is a wonderful start:)

28 November 2013 - 9:31 am

laurie - absolutely amazing!!! can’t wait to hear about your trip & see more pics!!

26 November 2013 - 1:30 pm

Lisa w - Sooooo gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more!

Beautiful Skies

We definitely have living skies in southern Saskatchewan.  Another perk of living in the country to fully enjoy big skies and colorful sunsets!!

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12 December 2013 - 8:05 pm

Joan - The falls pictures are so real and obviously the Brazil side does not take a back seat to the Argentina side. Thanks so much for sharing your great trip with us!

2 December 2013 - 3:04 pm

Carla - Beautiful !!!

Yuriy family

This little guy made me earn his trust before he would warm up to me.  But I think we kind of became friends and he nicely waved bye-bye when I left!  He’s a cute little munchkin!!  The little ones are such troopers this time of year when the air is getting much chillier and we want them to be all adorable and have fun.  I sure appreciate the help and patience of these wonderful parents to capture the sweetness + happiness of their child and as a family.  You can easily see the joy he brings to their lives!!

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4 November 2013 - 1:39 pm

Daysha - Great job on these! great shots of this family!