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 "Samba"
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...
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...