Rio de Janeiro

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 →

Beautiful Thing!

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 →

Indigenous Mysteries!

The City of Ingá is situated about 96 km from João Pessoa, in Paraíba, Brazil. The state is situated in the north east or the country.  Ingá has one of the most interesting archaeological findings in Brazil.   Researchers have found several carvings of figures, fruits, animals and other unknown figures, and, mysteriously and importantly... Continue Reading →

Down South American Way

João Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraiba in the northeast of Brazil. Its old town is known for its baroque and art nouveau architecture. It was also held by the Dutch for around 20 years in the 17th century. Its name has changed several times and its current name, literally translated as “John Person”,... Continue Reading →

Sun Kissed City

Salvador is a beautiful city in Brazil. It's the capital of the state of Bahia. Salvador da Bahia has an energy and unadorned beauty that few cities can match. Once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s great New World colony, Salvador is the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel. Salvador is famous for its Portuguese famous colonial architecture, Afro Brazilian... Continue Reading →

Hidden Rio

We did a tour to the Tijuca forest. It's not a place that many people think about visiting when going to Rio. It's a national park where you can go for walks, you can do a tour with a guide or you could go and do your own trail. You can see beautiful views from... Continue Reading →

Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a very famous city. It became a holiday destination for celebrities in the 1930s. Famous for a song called 'Girl from Ipanema', it is the birth place of Bossa Nova, Carnival, Samba, and is renowned for its natural beauty. It also has the largest urban forest in the world. Rio is... Continue Reading →

Paddle Boarding

I did paddle boarding (or SUP - Stand Up Paddle, as they call it in Brazil) for the first time in Rio. There are a few tents by Copacabana beach offering paddle board hire. They are just by Posto 6, next to the Fortress of Copacabana. It's not very expensive. I was there this year... Continue Reading →

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