Just a short drive or bus ride away from São Paulo is the small town of Atibaia where there is regionally famous sorbet, small local shops, and beautiful farms that offer true “farm to table” dining experiences. Continue reading
With so many tour companies popping up with the major international events happening in Brazil’s main tourist destinations; it’s sometimes hard to know which are reliable and worth the money. Having taken two tours with Rio de Janeiro Now tour company, we can honestly say that it is one of the best ways to see all of the main attractions that the Marvelous City has to offer on a budget. Continue reading
During my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, my main goal was to get a new tourist visa for Brazil before my student visa expired. Now, getting a Brazilian visa is not as easy as just paying a fee when you land in the country (for those with a passport from the USA, Australia, or New Zealand ). It takes time, organization, and money but it’s doable and normally a fairly quick and painless process. Continue reading
When most people think of Brazil, the first things to come to mind are jungles, monkeys, and indigenous tribes like those shown on National Geographic. Although there are many modern and large metropolis’ along the coastlines of Brazil, the majority of the interior of the country remains as one with part of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. For those of you with an adventurous spirit and a love of nature, an obvious trip to take while in Brazil would be to this amazing natural setting. Continue reading
Rio de Janeiro, and it’s different neighborhoods, have it all; from beaches and rain forests to skyscrapers and historic buildings; making it both beautiful and historic. It’s hilly cobblestone streets reveal secrets at every turn that will please even the pickiest of travelers and tourists. Continue reading
São Paulo, the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere, can be very overwhelming especially when one has to figure out how to get from one region to another. Luckily, the city has a pretty good public transportation system that is usually reliable and efficient. However, if you don’t have a basic understanding of how it works or what the unspoken rules/tips are for taking public transportation, the task can seem daunting. Being seasoned public transportation users, we have decided to let you in on the secrets and tricks that make using this megalopolis’ public transit a breeze.