Category: Brazil

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo has entered the international spotlight in recent months mainly due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup games hosted in the city. However, what many people do not know is that Sao Paulo is home to some of the most famous culinary extraordinaires and top choice restaurants in the world seeking to redefine how […]

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

You can’t escape Brazil this summer, but there’s more to this vast country than football stadiums and street parties. Brazil is full of culture and natural beauty from head to toe. As you approach your next holiday, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared, so you don’t miss a thing! From Rio to the […]

Recipe of the week: Feijoda - the national dish of Brazil

Recipe of the week: Feijoda – the national dish of Brazil

With the World Cup on, we thought it would be timely to share this hearty meal; a classic Brazilian breakfast staple – the feijoada. Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Portuguese dish, but also cooked in former Portuguese colonies such as Brazil, Macau, Angola, Mozambique and Goa. […]

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The World Cup in Brazil is now underway, with the host nation getting off to a winning start, but the country and in particular, its largest city São Paulo, has more to offer than just the best football in the world. Here is the best number 9 for the city which should be a fixture […]

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Brazil is packed with amazing sights, stunning landscapes and plenty to keep you entertained – day or night. Whether you are heading to Brazil for the football or plan on taking a holiday there, here are a few pointers of what you should and shouldn’t do. Do try and see some of the wonders that […]

Exploring Rio in style - top tips for taking a tour

Exploring Rio in style – top tips for taking a tour

Rio de Janeiro is a popular destination, mainly due to its beautiful beaches and exotic landscapes, but when it comes to planning a holiday here, many customers forget there is a thriving city and fascinating culture to explore too. The tourism industry in Rio is developing fast, as demand is growing prior to the FIFA World […]

Latin America's most unforgettable train rides

Latin America’s most unforgettable train rides

There is something about the antiquated things of yesterday that provokes a nostalgic endearment beckoning one to defy the laws of physics in an attempt to understand the past. Nothing encourages this feeling like embarking on a classic train adventure where the tracks guide you through a land that otherwise remains untouched. The train networks […]

10 must-see natural wonders of Latin America

10 must-see natural wonders of Latin America

Latin America has achieved a reputation for being rich in natural beauty and grandiose wonders. While the continent boasts multitudes of natural wonders, here are my top picks to get a healthy dose of nature on your next adventure in Latin America. 1. Amazon rainforest Of course, the Amazon rainforest is my number one pick, […]

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao […]

Top 5 South American places to explore in Spring

Top 5 South American places to explore in Spring

South America is best to be explored in between the months of October and April, which makes it the best destination in the winter and spring months. With such a varied continent and many sights to discover, it’s hard to pin point where you should explore within this 7-month period. Lets take a look at […]

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

4 ways to make your dream trip to Rio 2014 a reality

32 teams, 12 venues, 28 days. If you’re a football fan you’ll know what these numbers mean instantly. At the time of writing, there are currently 184 days to go until the first Rio 2014 kick-off. Where will you be when the first whistle blows? Will you be at home watching the games on your […]

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main […]

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

10 of the absolutely dreamiest beach resorts in the world

Oh, relaxing on exotic beaches, taking in the sun and surf, with sand between your toes and a drink in hand. All the better, of course, when put together with an incredibly luxurious beach resort, complete with world-class accommodations and  service. We scoured the globe for some of the dreamiest destinations, so before you plan […]

Chasing the sunset around the world

Chasing the sunset around the world

As I travel around the world, I continue to be in awe at the beauty of this planet; especially during that magical time of day as the sun sets, turning day into night.  I have made an effort to capture the moments that have left me speechless. Here are 10 fantastic sunsets captured from around […]

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

With chalets filling up fast, and little availability left for Christmas and New Years in many of the popular mountain destinations, a city escape may just be the alternative winter holiday you’ve been looking for. With so many amazing short-term city apartment rentals available year round, you will not be hard-pressed to find a last […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

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