Hidden Gems in Brazil

Off the beaten path in Brazil South America’s largest country is well-known for its capital city, Rio de Janeiro, and its annual carnival parade.  Perhaps best viewed from Sugar Loaf Mountain, seeing the Atlantic coastal forests descend to the city’s fabulous world-class beaches and Guanabara Bay – it is truly something special.  And views aren’t bad from […]

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A Trip through the Rio, Paraty and Ihla Grande loop

Brazil – a country whose beauty is as diverse as its landscape. So far, my journeys have taken me along the beautiful southern coast of Santa Catarina state, the seaport city of Camboriu to the island of Florianopolis. This time, I decided to visit the home of the world-famous festival, Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunately, my visit wasn’t during Carnival, but it was still amazing! The view from Corcovado Mountain My tour

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