The 10 best stops between Rio and Ushuaia

We spent 67 days driving from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Ushuaia (Argentina) stopping several times. Most of the stops were for more than 2 or 3 nights but a few of them were one night only (just to sleep).…

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How is it to drive in South America?

How is it to drive in South America? (Updated until Santiago del Chile) We have had several people asking us how it is to drive in all the places we have been and so we put together this post that…

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Crossing the border to Uruguay

After Gramado we just wanted to cross the border to Uruguay. But it was too many km so we had to split the trip in two and we decided to stay in Rio Grande town (the initial plan was Pelotas…

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5 things we did in Gramado and Canela

Gramado was originally settled in 1875 by Portuguese descendants (from Azores!) and a few years later received a contingent of German and Italian immigrants. It is a small town that depends almost exclusively on tourism and it is one of…

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One day trekking at Itaimbézinho

This stop was suggested by my cousin Ricardo who lives in Florianópolis. We never heard about this place before and it was not included in the initial route. But that’s something we were expecting: changing our plans and route constantly…

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Florianópolis – a piece of paradise

For 6 nights and 6 days we stayed at the Santa Catarina Island, in Florianopolis. We already had higher expectations but the experience was even better. Florianópolis is the capital and the second largest city of Santa Catarina state, in…

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Iguaçu / Iguazu Falls

Iguaçu is more than a natural park (it’s two parks actually!). It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. And since everyone knows how big is the world, imagine how amazing is this place to be selected.…

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A short (and relaxing!) stay in Curitiba

For those who don’t know us we are lovers of “slow travel”. This means we prefer to travel more days and see less things. We really don’t like to run from one place to another just to say we’ve been…

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Top 6 things we’ve done in São Paulo

We stayed in São Paulo for 3 full days and the truth is that it was better than we expected. Everyone told us it was an ugly city, full of grey buildings and no beach. And part of that it’s…

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