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  • Paraty RJ Travel Guide

    Paraty offers travellers and backpackers alternatives for all interests. From adventure activities to carnival partying, from the worldwide famous literary festival to the wonderful natural attractions, the cane liquor fest (“Festival da Pinga”) to exploring the Gold Road, Paraty is the place to be. The authentic colonial beach town of... Continue reading

  • Niterói RJ Travel Guide

    Niterói faces Rio de Janeiro from across Guanabara Bay. The city has tiny hilltop churches, historical forts, beautiful old buildings, museums, white-sand beaches, bars, and restaurants. Many places in the city offer stunning panoramic views of the Rio’s beachfront, across the bay. To get to Niteroi from Rio, take a... Continue reading

  • Búzios RJ Travel Guide

    Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world, famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants frequented... Continue reading

  • Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande RJ Travel Guide

    Ilha Grande (Big Island) is an island located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, and part of the municipality of Angra dos Reis. The island is largely undeveloped and noted for its scenic beauty, which includes tropical beaches, luxuriant vegetation and a rugged landscape. The land area... Continue reading

  • Why to go to Rio de Janeiro?

    Rio de Janeiro is called the ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvelous city) for a good reason. The expression, originally from a 1935 carnival song, became the city’s official soubriquet in the 1960s. It may be hackneyed, but it’s irresistible: ‘marvelous’ is the first adjective to spring to mind when one gazes out... Continue reading

  • Carnival – Scala Gay Gala RJ

    Admire and get admired. On Tuesday, the five-day-long Rio Carnival finally culminates in the Scala Gay Gala, at a feverish pitch. The event lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation of being the world’s most gay friendly city, welcoming and encouraging all individuals of alternative lifestyles. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites,... Continue reading

  • Beach Culture of Rio de Janeiro

    For Brazilians, swimming costumes are an internationally renowned institution. For the ladies, there are the ultra-tiny dental-floss bikinis (the fio dental), and for the gents, the ultra tight and fairly small Speedo swim shorts (sungas). In Rio de Janeiro, the beach isn’t just a bonus or a tourist attraction –... Continue reading

  • Piauí Travel Guide

    Piauí sets itself apart from Northeast’s other states in many ways, and chief among them is that it is the least maritime of the bunch. It is th e only northeastern state whose capital is not located by the sea. It has the shortest coastal strip in the region –... Continue reading

  • Zona da Mata Region Travel Guide

    The Zona da Mata region (region that extends from the coast to about 200 km inland) is where the secrets from the sugar cane cycle are kept, with centuries old sugar mills and houses that take the visitor back to the XVII and XVIII centuries. Among the sugar cane fields,... Continue reading

  • North Coast of Recife Travel Guide

    Ilha de Itamaracá has a variety of attractions to complement a trip to neighboring Igarassu. The island is home to the restored Forte Orange, a four-bastioned fort built by the Dutch in 1631 and later captured by the Portuguese. It was the Portuguese who renamed it the Fortaleza de Santa... Continue reading