I am doing something completely out of the ordinary today – I am letting someone else speak on my blog! It was not an easy decision, but I really wanted to share with you our experience of having a local guide during our stay in Rio de Janeiro, and…

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With only five full days to tackle everything we wanted to do in Rio, Mo had meticulously planned our whole trip. And what a good job he did! We made the most of literally every minute we had and took away some amazing memories. Here’s a collection of my favourite experiences…

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It was our first morning in Rio de Janeiro and the heavens had opened. Go figure! Apart from our honeymoon, every single holiday Mo and I have been on has included at least one day of rain. So this downpour was no real surprise to us, but as we received…

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When Mo announced he was taking over control of our holiday to Brazil, I was worried. Really worried. One thing I knew I didn’t have to worry about though was where we would be staying. I had full confidence that he would make sure we would be celebrating my birthday…

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I wrote this short story about our my first time visiting a favela Santa Marta in Rio. The story is mostly true… but I should point out parts of it are slightly embellished (it is a story after all!). I’m not sure about this. “I assure you it’s completely safe.” I know, but……

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