Rio de Janeiro is one of my favourite cities in the world. I have visited it several times and I always find something new and exciting to do. Rio de Janeiro is a city that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and social diversity in a way that is unique and captivating. One of the things... Continue Reading →
Halfway Around and Back Again!
We all know from my previous post that Ilha Grande ("Big Island") is a beautiful tropical paradise off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The island lives up to its name and is simply enormous. I managed to do a tour called halfway-and-back, where you spend the day going halfway around the island,... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Paradise Islands
Leaving Ilha Grande ('Big Island') by boat, there are few islands nearby that are referred to as the Ilhas Paradisiacas - the Paradise Islands. You can arrange a tour around these islands. They lie between Angra dos Reis on the Brazilian mainland and Ilha Grande. You can do a private tour, or go in a... Continue Reading →
Feeling Grand on Ilha Grande!
Ilha Grande ("Big Island") is a popular getaway from Rio de Janeiro. From the city, it's only two hours by car and a short boat ride. The island has white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and exciting forest trails, making it the perfect tropical retreat. One of the most exciting features of Ilha Grande... Continue Reading →
Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is situated in Rio de Janeiro in the bay of Guanabara, rising 396 m above the harbour on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. There are lots of different stories about its name. It is said that the mountain resembled the traditional shape of the loaves of... Continue Reading →
Located in Bogotá is the Botero Museum, holding one of the most important Latin America international collections of art. It is also very close to other famous sites in Bogotá. When I visited this museum, I wasn't very familiar with the artist Fernando Botero . The Botero Museum is found in the neighborhood of La... Continue Reading →
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
The bird park is close to Cartagena, about half an hour to an hour's drive (depending on traffic) is well worth a visit. This place is amazing, well kept, and the birds live in their natural habitats. Wandering the wilderness amongst exotic birds and lush green trees at the Aviario National Park, shows you... Continue Reading →
The Jewel of the Caribbean!
The beautiful city of Cartagena is situated in the north of Colombia, on the Caribbean coast. It is a very interesting place to visit. One of the main reasons I wanted to visit this city was because of a famous film, in the 1980s with Kathleen Turner, and Michael Douglas. The film was called 'Romancing... Continue Reading →
Brazil’s North Eastern Coast
The state of Paraíba in Brazil has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. There are miles and miles of unspoiled beaches with little development around them, which makes them very attractive. Most of the beaches are in areas of preservation. The most eastern point of the Americas - the point that sticks... Continue Reading →
The Valley of the Dinosaurs!
The park, 'The Valley of the Dinosaurs', is situated in Sousa, in the north east of Brazil, in the state of Paraíba. This park has the most incidents of dinosaur footprints in the world. It is one of the few places in the world where visitors can walk alongside fossilised tracks from 80 different dinosaur... Continue Reading →