Category Archives: South America

What beats finding a floating bar in the sea!

  Looking for a day trip, the resort advised my friend and I to visit the natural pools in Garapua, Cairu.  Always up for adventure, hey, why not? We traveled by four wheel drive from the resort through bumpy sandy roads and after almost getting stuck, we came to the remote village of Garapua. [caption…
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Stay here in Rio!

Where to stay? Like many urban cities, Rio can be overwhelming in trying to decide which neighborhood to use as your vacation base. [caption id="attachment_811" align="alignnone" width="1377"] Rio views[/caption] More often than not, I tend to be drawn to stay in the more historic areas of cities that I visit, as long as the neighborhood…
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Rio’s Eclectic Santa Teresa is a great area to visit

  The neighborhood known as Santa Teresa incorporates a bohemian, artsy, eclectic vibe onto their building walls. Quaint cobblestone streets match the colorful buildings. [caption id="attachment_726" align="alignnone" width="612"] Street Art in Rio's Santa Teresa Neighborhood[/caption] Some of that expression is found in what I like to call "street art" but most would label the works…
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From Champagne to Cachaca in Rio

Starting off with Champagne with our flight over to Rio... [caption id="attachment_730" align="alignnone" width="2448"] Champagne on the way to Rio[/caption] turned into full fledged caipirinha's in Rio! [caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="1836"] Caipirinha's in Rio[/caption] Not understanding Portugese was not a problem in ordering caipirinhas however I regret not having a better understanding of cachaca before…
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