A colorful stay in Paraty

We just left Paraty behind but we are still amazed with its colors. Everything is colorful here: houses, restaurants, shops, boats and even churches and monuments! In fact, Paraty is considered one of Brazil’s prettiest colonial towns and one of…

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Two nights at Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is an island covered by tropical forest and fringed by beautiful beaches. There are no cars and no roads, just trails through the forest and a small village called Vila do Abraão (where we stayed for two nights).…

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Things we liked most in Rio de Janeiro

We stayed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for 2 weeks. It seems a lot, but it wasn’t for 3 main reasons:  Rio is a big city: the 2nd largest city in Brazil and the 39th largest city in the world…

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One day in Petrópolis

Today we spent a full day in Petrópolis, also known as the Imperial City of Brazil. It is 68 kms away from Rio de Janeiro and by bus it took us around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Since we are…

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Our first week in Brazil

One week since we left Portugal and landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been a long and weird week actually… Curious? Just read below more about our first week in Brazil. – We had one of the worst…

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Defining the route

Deciding the route of a trip is easy for some people and hard for others. It is something really personal and that depends on your goals, tastes, past experience, perspectives and, of course, time and money. Here you have some…

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