Ipanema Beach – My favorite place in Rio

Brazil is known for its beautiful people and my favorite place to watch them (no stalker haha) was Ipanema Beach. The beach has everything – a picturesque view of the famous Dois Irmãos mountains, proximity to some of the best restaurants in Rio and a great vibe! I think Ipanema beach definitely has something to do with why Rio was voted the…
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On top of the world in Rio de Janeiro!

Although we were staying in Ipanema and could spend hours people watching on the beach, my friend and I were looking to do things that were different from the norm, so we decided to go hiking up one of Rio de Janeiro’s urban forest mountains. It was such a challenging but amazing experience! Before Rio, I had never hiked up anything…
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The travel wanderer returns…

Hi guys! It is astonishing for me to realise I have been away from my blog for so long! With good reason! I was in the middle of the most incredible adventure I had ever had, travelling around three countries in south america yet nearly forgetting to enjoy the experience! During the trip I spent a lot of the time just taking photographs…
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Stripes v Colours on Escadaria Selaron Steps

I remember being intrigued by the brightly coloured steps Snoop Dogg and Pharell were jiggling on in the video to “beautiful girls” but had completely forgotten the video was shot in Rio. It wasn’t until we were asking cariocas (the locals) about the ‘must see’ things to do that the stairs popped up again and we learned that they were…
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Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio

I’m finally on the last leg of my travels (I stopped counting after 10 flights!) and thankfully I have some time to continue the blow by blow account of my journey so far! So, back to Rio and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain, known to the locals as ‘Pão de Açúcar’. It is another site I recommend for the Rio…
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