Welcome to the travel blog of Luke Kelly. I flew to Brazil in January 2011 with a one way ticket. Follow me as I journey around South America, getting by on the proverbial shoe string. I love football, design, music & food amongst other things and I'll be working as I travel - so those will probably be regular themes here. But a bit like my trip, I haven't really got a plan for this blog, so lets see what happens...
Posts tagged "Brazil"
Rio Favela Tour with Marcelo Armstrong

Rio Favela Tour with Marcelo Armstrong

Before arriving in Rio I'd read a fair bit about the favela tours you could do. Thanks to films like City of God and Tropa de Elite, the favelas have a kind of ghetto glamour and it's hard not be be intrigued by them. These one time illegal, make shift settlements that dominate Brazilian cities...
Landing in Rio de Janiero... money problems!

Landing in Rio de Janiero… money problems!

I arrived in Rio on the evening of Saturday January 8th 2011 – my first stop on the journey I’d been thinking about and planning for over a year. I’d arrived. The long journey and lack of sleep didn’t dull my excitement on finally having  made it to South America, but I was instantly confronted...