South America and Brazil in particular was a new acquaintance to me. Captivating, colourful and quite different from any other country I have visited. A 10- day trip included: Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguazu, Ciudad del Este (Paraquay), Manaus and Salvador. One of the absolute highlights was a two-day boat cruise along the Amazon. We slept on deck in hammocks listening to jungle voices!