When you say, “Belize” to people, they usually think of two things; The Great Blue Hole and sipping rum on a beach. Now, the islands do have beaches of a sort but the sad is gritty and it can be too windy to really relax. For sand you can sink your toes into, and a… Continue reading A Bed in Placencia – Naia Resort and Spa Review
When coming up with ideas for futures trips, there is always a swirling selection somewhere in my brain. Sometimes I want to visit a whole country because I have heard so much about it. Sometimes, a holiday idea grows like an oyster pearl from a tiny piece of grit. A temple, a food dish or… Continue reading My Belizean Birthday – A Tropic Air Blue Hole Tour Review
San Ignacio is Belize’s hub for adventurers. Adrenaline sports, intriguing day trips and a plethora of cultural activities are offered by many a tour company. Undoubtedly, the ATM cave is a must-do but who should you go with, what should you pack and what is it like when you visit the ATM cave? We learned… Continue reading Top Tips for Visiting the ATM Cave, Belize
Belize is an action-packed, history-stuffed marvel of a country. When we first started researching it, we had no idea what to do there other than visiting the Great Blue Hole. We wanted a perfect introduction to Belize so we partnered up with Tinggly to enjoy a day of Mayan temples, zip-wiring and cave tubing. Check… Continue reading The Perfect Introduction to Belize – Tinggly Review
Browsing through Airbnb, curious to see what was available in Peru’s Sacred Valley, I came across something very special. A capsule hotel in Peru. Mr Fluskey and I were travelling to Peru on honeymoon and I knew straight away that we HAD to book Skylodge Adventure Suites. Who wouldn’t want to hang off the edge… Continue reading Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru Review – A Cusco Cliff Hotel!
“Tall and tanned, and young and lovely, The girl from Ipanema goes walking” …and so do the slightly more elderly and rotund gentlemen. In fact, sit and watch the promenade along the beaches in Rio De Janeiro and you will see people of all ages, shapes and sizes sporting their best swimwear, in the world’s… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Ipanema Beach
Rio de Janeiro is one the most perfect places in the world to take a city break. I know, I know, I live in the UK and that sounds like madness. But what I mean is, it is one of a few cities in the world that has it all of my favourite things.
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is an extravaganza of Brazilian colour, music, dance, costume and self expression. The city moves to a samba rhythm. Parties scatter the city for days in the lead up to the main event, The Sambadrome!
The Santa Teresa Tram, the Bonde, has been running in Rio De Janeiro for over a century. Now it is working again, after the accident, we share our trip on it.
Arriving from Buzios, the first thing we noticed about São Paulo is that it goes on…and on…and on! It is massive. The city of São Paulo is home to over 12,000,000 people and sprawls over 1521 square kilometres. It is a very dense city, with 6 times more people per square kilometre than my home town… Continue reading São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Big Apple
Brazil is home to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Carnival and Rio De Janeiro hosts the most famous one of all. Held on the last Tuesday before lent begins, it is a chance for everyone to indulge themselves before six long weeks of deprivation. The whole city becomes one huge party zone, and everybody… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco
In February 2009, to facilitate our travel around Brazil, we took three journeys on buses. The company we used was called Auto Viacao 1001. Booking Our first test was to book the tickets. We made our way to Rio de Janeiro main bus station, Novo Rio Bus Terminal. Looking around, we spied the counters that… Continue reading On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001