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Salvador, Brazil

Well preserved Colonial architecture, vibrant African flavour and spectacular Carnival. Brazil’s 3rd biggest city is an exciting infusion of old and new as well as different cultures.

Brazil - Salvador - Convento e Igreja de Sao Francisco

Brazil - Salvador - Convento e Igreja de Sao Francisco (San Francisco Convent and Church)

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Why pay to volunteer?

Don’t get me wrong. Volunteers and charities have much to be applauded for. But what do you think about having to pay for the privilege of helping others?

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When it comes to Carnival in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the place to be. Or is it? In fact, there are other popular alternatives like Salvador – the country’s third biggest city. Yet, many prefer the much smaller UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Olinda. Here is why.

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

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Technology and blogging has changed travel. Now you can record and share your experiences with the world at the click of a button.
I love the fact you can blog about your travel as you travel; and in so much more detail than you were able to find in guide books.
I believe in ‘less is more’ when it comes to packing for your travel (see ‘Essential Backpacker Gear List’), but with the help of a small electronic gadget and the internet, you can easily add a new dimension to your travel experience.

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People were sometimes surprised by how little I carried on my long travel spanning the globe and 4 seasons. Along the way, I had learnt less is more. Less gives you more mobility and flexibility not to mention comfort, enabling you to do and see more. Here is my essential (and recommended) backpacker gear list.

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