This page collects all the Travel Stories from Brazil by Besides the Obvious. We love Brazil, starting from Rio de Janeiro, the Copacabana all the way to Paraty and Ilha Grande, and not to mention the Iguazu Falls.

Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth-most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from Brazil, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

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 …

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