Monthly Archives: December 2004

Brazil – and The Giants of Rio

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Boykies from Brazil Copacabana Beach. It’s hot, it’s humid and, you’re damn right, it’s happening. Now add 300-plus endorphin-crazed athletes, a few thousand litres of Red Bull and four extreme disciplines, and you have an adrenaline fest waiting to go off. Beach Patrol: Jacques Marais Sultry. If you need one word to describe the vibe [...]

Seychelles revisited

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26 November 2004 Woke up with the aging air con unit losing the battle against the onslaught of the tropics. Humidity and high temperature are in the early throes of a two pronged attack, cloying at the windows, steaming in the fecund vegetation outside my bungalow door, sending rivulets of sweat snaking along the small [...]