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┬ámetres above sea-level, its...
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...
Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Dont waste your money going to the swanky areas like Ipanema, head strait for a samba club in Lapa, find a partner and samba the night away. The street scene, centred around the Rua da Lapa and the parallel running Rua Joaquim Silva were always thriving with young...