Sunset from Sugarloaf Mountain

Sunset from Sugarloaf Mountain

Its not off the beaten track and you’ll share the experience with a lot of other tourists but watching the sunset from Sugar Loaf mountain is a high light of any trip, a must do on a stay in Rio de Janeiro. Sugarloaf mountain is 396 metres above sea-level, its...
Manuas to Belem by Amazon River Boat

Manuas to Belem by Amazon River Boat

One of the few things we planned to do as we travel through South America was take the 4 day, 1713km boat trip along the Amazon from Manaus to Bemen. We’d heard about party boats where everyone danced all the way to Belem but when it came to booking the boat the...
Favela Tourism, Rocinha, Rio

Favela Tourism, Rocinha, Rio

When we visited Rio we’d heard a bit about tours that went into the Favelas (or shanty towns) of Rio de Janeiro, my first impressions where that Favela tours sounded inappropriate and dangerous but after speaking to a few people who had been on the tours soon...
Praia de Pipa – The best beach in Brazil?

Praia de Pipa – The best beach in Brazil?

Pipa is a village to the south of Nata, located at one of Brazils most eastern points in the state of Rio Grande do Norte Pipa is surrounded by beautiful bays and beaches. Pipa became famous after it was discovered in the 80’s by surfers. Now not just popular with...