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Paradise awaits, Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande is an island in Brazil, within easy distance of Rio de Janeiro. Starting off as a pirate hideout and later a location where some of Brazil's most infamous prisoners were held, Ilha Grande has a fascinating history which has tempered mass development from taking place over the years. This is why the island… Continue reading Paradise awaits, Ilha Grande, Brazil

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Exploring Paraty, Brazil

Paraty is a beautiful and very well preserved colonial town backed by a stunning mountain range on Brazil's Costa Verde. With quaint, cobblestone streets (more like boulders actually!) and white 17th-18th century buildings with colourful windows and doors, it is a photographer's paradise. Paraty got on the map mainly because of the Brazilian Gold Rush… Continue reading Exploring Paraty, Brazil

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Santa Marta, Colombia – is it worth it?

Santa Marta sits on the Caribbean coast line and serves as a gateway to Colombia’s nicer beaches, mountains (the Sierra Nevada) and national parks. It is a very hectic, urban city and has a rep for being quite run down in places but you'll still find tourists here as they head to explore the surrounding… Continue reading Santa Marta, Colombia – is it worth it?