Brazil

Her name is Rio and she’s always in our plans

Her name is Rio and she’s always in our plans

Santa Teresa is a lovely little neighbourhood perched on the top of a hill smack bang in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Santa Teresa attracts artisans, intellects and eccentric sorts due to its cultural and perfectly central location. As you work your way up […]

The Girl from Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema

There couldn’t be a better place to spend our last few days than in Rio de Janeiro. We have both fallen in love with this place. The people are lovely, the beaches are beautiful, the landscape is tropical and considering it’s winter, the weather is […]

Coffee, Cobbles & Co

Coffee, Cobbles & Co

The little colonial town of Paraty is almost too quaint to handle. It’s cobbled streets and mountainous backdrops are a film set waiting to happen. Our terrace overlooked some italianesque terracotta roofs and the local church which had daily rehearsals in preparation for an up […]

The grandest of grand days

The grandest of grand days

Ilha Grande meaning ‘big island’ is located just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. The perfect place for a post Olympic wind down and to catch some last minute rays before hopping on our plane home in two weeks – eek! One of […]

Rio Olympics 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

I remember sitting at our kitchen table about 18 months ago with our dream travel itinerary in front of us and our travel advisor Ruth on loud speaker. We were finalising dates and it turned out that we would be in South America during the […]

Free Falling

Free Falling

Iguazu is a border like no other. This mammoth expanse of impenetrable amounts of water is what divides Argentina and Brazil. There are many online discussions as to which side is better, the Argentinian side or the Brazilian. For me there is no better or […]