I’m going to be honest with you guys – when I went to the Amazon rainforest I didn’t really know what to expect at all. I’m not the kind of traveller to do a bunch of research before I set off as I kind of like to be ‘surprised’ by the places I visit, but […]
Portuguese is a huge global language, spoken across Europe, Latin America and Africa. There are over 280 million Portuguese speakers worldwide, and 75% of them live in Brazil. Last December, I spent almost a month in Brazil after having taught myself some Portuguese over the two years prior. I’m glad I did study it before […]
I beleive that Ilha Bela might just be Sao Paulo state’s best-kept secret – and it certainly has some hidden gems of its own. It is quiet, it is clean, it is safe and it is beautiful – yet there is almost no-one around. Why?
I’m only glad that we could speak Spanish and a bit of Portuguese, otherwise we would have been totally lost and probably still be lost in the Amazon rain forest somewhere (ha!). In all seriousness, I just had no idea what it would be like, so if you are thinking of doing this trip, hopefully this post will eliminate some of the confusion and help you understand what you are in for!
South American cities are uniquely different from one another for their distinct vibes, architecture and culture. I see lots of blogs with travel guides for various places, but they don’t even begin to describe what it feels like to walk around in that place, what it smells like, how it is to be a foreigner in that place. If you are interested in that, look no further!