Taking to the tracks, is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special. Here are… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel
“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 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! What is The Sambadrome? Located just West of Centro and North of Santa Teresa, in an… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Sambadrome
The Santa Teresa Tram, the Bonde, has been running in Rio De Janiero 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 Janiero 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 Rios main bus station, Novo Rio Bus Terminal. Looking around, we spied the counters that listed… Continue reading On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001
In the winter of 2008, I decided it was time to visit Brazil and attend its famous Carnivale! I booked us on direct flights with British Airways and in February 2009, we were off. I planned a one night stay in the beach town of Buzios, two nights in bustling São Paulo and then Rio… Continue reading Buzios, Brazil - Boats, Bella Vista and Brigitte