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 "Partying"
Back behind the wheels of steel... DJ'ing at Under Construction, La Paz

Back behind the wheels of steel… DJ’ing at Under Construction, La Paz

DJ'ing was somewhere between a hobby and a profession for me before I left the UK - I was semi-pro to borrow a term from football. In the last few years I'd backed away from it a little, only really playing for some of the bigger promoters I had long established relationships with. In the...
Bolivia's carnival... Gran Poder La Paz

Bolivia’s carnival… Gran Poder La Paz

As my time in Sucre drew to a close I started to get wind of a huge carnival that would be happening in La Paz, this combined with the upcoming national transport strike inspired me to change my plans - racing through Potosi and bypassing Cochabamba altogether. So I had high expectations having arrived finally...
The Dancing Gringo!

The Dancing Gringo!

Since stopping in Sucre, I´m getting invited to the occasional party and meal with Bolivian friends. These parties, more often than not, end up with a bit of a dance. Not being too shy (and usually by the time the dancing starts having drunk a little), I seem to be the ´good-sport´ gringo mug that...
Carnaval in Salvador Brazil... OMFG!

Carnaval in Salvador Brazil… OMFG!

I’d been excited about carnival in Brazil for months and months – from as soon as I’d decided on coming to South America pretty much. I’d ummed and arred over which carnival to go for and in the end it was a toss up between Rio and Salvador, Salvador won by default in the end...
U-NA-MAS! Pacha, Buenos Aires

U-NA-MAS! Pacha, Buenos Aires

Having spent a fair few hedonistic nights in the beautiful Pacha Ibiza – the 40 something year old original – I kind of expected to be a little underwhelmed by Pacha Buenos Aires.  There are Pacha nightclubs all over the world now and the London incarnation doesn’t really come close to recreating the splendour of...
The craziness of Club 69 - Buenos Aires

The craziness of Club 69 – Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a city I’d been excited about coming to from the moment I’d decided on visiting South America. It’s a brilliant mix of Europe and Latin America and has a great reputation as a party town – and it certainly didn’t disappoint on that front. The first 10 day visit to the city allowed me...
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...