Sail the Brazilian Coast – Paraty

The picturesque coastal town of Paraty was originally a thriving port, settled by the Portuguese in the mid 17th century as way of safely extracting gold from Brazil back to Portugal and avoiding the pirates targeting ships in and out of Rio. Today it is a tourist hot spot, famous for its beautiful old town…

Relax on a tropical island – Ilha Grande

Have you ever dreamed of staying for days on a tropical island. Trekking through lush rainforest to forgotten beaches. Sleeping in your hammock on the beach, watching the boats gently sailing by. Welcome to Ilha Grande, Brazil. The island is perhaps best known for Lopes Mendes beach. This beach has been voted in the worlds top…

Sao Paulo

We only had a couple of hours in Sao Paulo and to be honest we are glad we did. While I am sure there are a number of beautiful spots and amazing sites to explore it struck me as urban sprawl not really set up for backpackers like us who look for beautiful nature spots and…