Rio Tour: A guide to booking a guide in Rio

  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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Things to do in Rio

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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An afternoon in Niteroi

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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A short story: My first time visiting a favela in Brazil

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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Finding the best viewpoints in Rio

We weren’t in Rio long, but with the help of local guides we managed to pack a LOT into our trip. One of the things Mo and I both love to do when travelling, is find ourselves a good view. Rio is full of them. Luckily for us, as we…

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