What a City! Rio, also known as Cidade Maravilhosa ('Marvellous City') is really and truly breathtaking. It has everything from golden, sandy beaches to lush, tropical forests, lakes and spectacular mountains and hills in all sorts of shapes, creating a skyline that is hard to beat. Rio offers something for all types of travellers whether you're… Continue reading Must-see highlights of Rio, 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
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
It is difficult to try and think of adjectives that can really do justice to the Iguazu Falls. It is a spectacular, awe-inspiring sight and all other waterfalls now pale in comparison! It really does live up to its name which means 'big water' in native Guarani Indian language. To put it into perspective, it is… Continue reading Beautiful Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is often referred to as the Paris of South America. It is a lively, busy city which conjures up thoughts of the tango and Latin music but also has a distinct European personality that is reflected in the unusual and eclectic mix of architecture. I was in… Continue reading 10 Things to do in Buenos Aires
Tayrona National Park is a must-see if you're visiting Colombia. It's on Colombia's Caribbean coast and has, by far, the best beaches that I've seen in the country. The park itself is covered with lush tropical vegetation and palm trees. It is also home to some of Colombia's indigenous people and you may come across… Continue reading Tayrona National Park, Colombia
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?