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    The best neighbourhoods to stay in Rio de Janeiro

    If you’ve followed our adventures for a while, you’ll know that although we like to travel slowly, we also like to break up our time in a city into stays in different areas so that we get a broader feel…

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    The Beer Guide: Brazil

    Where to start with beer in Brazil? Somewhat of an anomaly among Latin America due to its status as the sole Portuguese-speaking nation and also its sheer size – it accounts for just under half of the population and land mass of South…

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    If we only had 2 weeks: North Brazil itinerary

    When planning your 2 weeks North Brazil itinerary, you need to factor in increased travel times to account for its sheer size, as well as the fact that routes between cities can’t always be assumed to exist, even if they…

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    If we only had 2 weeks: South Brazil itinerary

    Remember, Brazil is GINORMOUS, like almost the size of Europe ginormous, and plane or bus transport internally tends to be both long & relatively expensive compared to the Latin average. Brazil needs a bit more travel prep than other countries…

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    Florianópolis, Brazil: The city with an island escape

    Florianópolis – if you hear it also being called Floripa, please know that that is exactly the same thing – strikes as a strong favourite for travellers in Brazil, and was officially named the best place in Brazil to live…

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    Pipa, North-East Brazil’s wild dolphin haven

    Despite the fact that you can swim and kayak with wild dolphins in Pipa (yeeeah you read that right), it isn’t as world famous as we would expect. However, it’s still a very popular holiday town, with a very developed…

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    The Highs and Lows of 3 Months in Brazil

    Our 3 months in Brazil has shown us what an incredible part of the world this is – it’s truly a country like no other. Nowhere else have we experienced such vibrance and energy. Here are our highlights are low…

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    Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso’s waterfall capital

    Chapada dos Guimarães, a town nestled in a national park, is not yet popular with international tourists – or even with tourists from other Brazilian states – and instead is mostly a weekend retreat for people who live and work…

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    Curitiba, Paraná: Brazil’s most sustainable green city

    European architecture and modern street art blend perfectly together, and the centre of the city has lush parks from which to watch the world go by. Curitiba, Brazil ’s first ‘green city’, continues to be its most sustainable.

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    Arraial do Cabo; Brazil’s answer to the Caribbean?

    Known as the Brazilian Caribbean, this fantastic little town is surrounded by white sands and turquoise waters in every direction. Arraial do Cabo beaches are famed for their beauty, and we completely, utterly, unequivocally understand why.