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 "Landmarks"
I actually did the actual walking tour in actual Lima. Actually.

I actually did the actual walking tour in actual Lima. Actually.

I feel a bit bad taking the piss a bit with this post - especially as this tour was actually free. But on the actual tour, it actually became clear that our actual guide, who was new and actually probably a bit nervous, said actually every other word - and I'm not actually joking. Seriously,...
Cusco - the amazing city everyone forgets to mention...

Cusco – the amazing city everyone forgets to mention…

Arriving in Cusco after a long, smelly bus ride from Copacabana I was blown away by how grand the city was. It's much more impressive than I'd imagined, with ancient imposing churches and official buildings seemingly on every corner. It's proximity to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu means that the Cusco's own rich history...
Oh Christ - Jesus get's everywhere: another statue on a hill

Oh Christ – Jesus get’s everywhere: another statue on a hill

A South American city seems to be worthless without a big statue of Jesus bearing down on it from some adjacent vantage point – and Sucre is anything but worthless. Sucre actually has two big hills looking down on it and rather than waste an opportunity (or freak everyone out with two Jesus’) they’ve put...
Iguaçu - the underrated Brazilian experience

Iguaçu – the underrated Brazilian experience

After being so overwhelmed by the Argentinian side of Iguazu the previous day, the Brazilian side of the falls seemed like something we just needed to tick off – a ‘we’re here so we might as well’ kind of thing – but there was no way it was going to top the Argentinian experience (which...
The mind blowing Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side

The mind blowing Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side

The Iguazu falls, which run across the border between Argentina and Brazil, are without doubt one of the most visited places in South America – and for good reason – they’re absolutely mind blowing! Having heard so much about them I was expecting to be underwhelmed. I knew it would be very touristy and suspected...
Rio's buzzing Lapa district - the steps and the Samba!

Rio’s buzzing Lapa district – the steps and the Samba!

One of the huge draws of South America for me was the raw energy that it seems to be fuelled by – the music, the dances, the football crowds. There’s a passion and intensity here that is hugely exciting. Rio de Janeiro is a real epicentre for the energy I was looking for and at...
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero

Rio is an incredible city, a massive metropolis set in amongst beautiful beaches and lush mountains - beautiful like no other big city I've ever visited. There are an overwhelming amount of things to do, but right at the top of the list of things you have to do is visit Cristo...