Category: Brazil

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Enjoy 4 nights at one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio at special honeymoon rates starting from $520 a night. The famous Copacabana Palace is a South American landmark, celebrated as a haven for relaxation, fine living and international glamour. The offer includes flowers and Champagne on arrival, a Brazilian buffet breakfast, a romantic […]

Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

For the next four days, until the last day of the month, one million people will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The centrepiece is the Sambadromo parade, when neighbourhood groups compete for the title of best samba school; flashy floats and fancy costumes will no doubt feature prominently. The Masquerade Ball is almost as […]

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

HSBC, your local bank, never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge.   Or so the adverts say.   If you haven’t seen this series of HSBC ads before, take a look for a little light travel entertainment. This fun TV ad highlights the differences of a certain hand signal within South America.

Fazenda de Lagoa, Brazil

Fazenda de Lagoa, Brazil

The 14-bungalow beach hotel by the name of Fazenda de Lagoa has just been opened by Rio-born artist Mucki Skowronski. Each  bungalow is approximately 450 sq. feet and all rooms have decks with hammocks, gauze-netted beds and  air-conditioning. There is also a Brazilian restaurant and spa.

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

Queen Mary 2 protest

Queen Mary 2 protest

Some passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are threatening a sit-in when the cruise ship reaches port in Brazil to protest a last-minute change in itinerary. The world’s largest and most expensive ocean liner left New York on 15th January 2006 and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on 22nd February 2006. Carrying more […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]

SeaDream I South American itinerary

SeaDream I South American itinerary

The boutique SeaDream I – the world’s highest ranked cruise ship – will be running itineraries in South America from November 2006. The two 9-night itineraries have just been announced by SeaDream Yacht Club and will cover Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  Be sure to plan ahead if you wish to go on the  February 2007 […]