BRAZIL

Iguazú BTO

On the way to Cataratas do Iguaçu. Our journey on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.

During the summer of 2019, we had spent almost a month in South America. We had visited 4 countries in a row: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. About some of them, we have already shared some reviews and posted articles on the blog (you can take a look at the countries’ direct links), but we …

ipanema-at-sunset Besides the Obvious

The Garota who moved from Ipanema to Copacabana. Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Before going I had a concrete idea about what to expect from and where to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Definitely that didn’t fit to real Rio. I expected a vivid city full of tourists and caipirinhas everywhere feeding capoeira dancers, brown-skin volleyball players and smug surfers as a part of a fake background. We …

Ilha grande Besides the Obvious

2 days on Brazil’s paradise island: Ilha Grande

Once planning our South American trip, as usual we were looking for information about certain places, but about Ilha Grande we couldn’t find much. And even if we gathered some reviews, they were either not relevant, nor helpful, sometimes even contradictory, and in some cases a bit misleading, too. That even made me think maybe …

Ipanema Besides the Obvious

Mas que nada, obá, obá, obá

Aka the first impressions of Rio de Janeiro. 2019 arrived, with the hesitation where to spend our summer vacation. We knew one thing, we wanted to go far, to a different continent, to one or more countries where none of us have been before. We were checking many options, different parts of our amazing planet, …