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 →

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 →

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 →

Forgotten Time!

I was going through my holidays pictures, and suddenly these pictures popped out to me. Oh my god, I thought, these are the pictures of when I did hang-gliding in Rio. On one of my many times in Rio the Janeiro, I was looking for new things to do. I read that hang-gliding was a... 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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