Floripa, short for Florianopolis, is an island off the coast of Brazil. It’s a big city but has some very idyllic locations. Sunset by the bay is a romantic experience and the views are amazing! The prawns there are chunky and delicious!
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Land of samba, carnival, caipirinhas and songs inspired on Copacabana and Ipanema’s sun and sands.
Beautiful landscapes and distorted society.
Good and bad tales have come out of Brazil…
Spotted in Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, this cross represents what has happened to many believers around the world, including me. I am not sure what’s the intention behind this monument but for me, it represents the collapse of religious belief. When I was a young girl, I thought God … more »
Colorful, colonial, picturesque. The peninsula is also the only place where you get to see dramatic sunsets in Brazil as the country is on the east coast of South America.
The carnival in Salvador de Bahia, creates a broad range of strange sights. On the one hand, you’ll see people partying on the streets like there’s no tomorrow, on the other – many will maintain safe distance from the crazy crowds. You can actually rent balconies (hourly) to watch the parades … more »
San Antonio de Lisboa is a charming little town on the island of Florianpolis, Brazil. Amazing traditional Portuguese food and even fresh oysters to grab by the bay! The calm air, the sound of the water lapping up against the edge and the wonderful vibes will surely captivate you!
I am a big fan of warm kitchen setups. The modern metal and glass cool look doesn’t really work for me. Call me traditional but give me a warm homey kitchen any day over a steely cold kitchen. This colorful wall just leads me to imagine the warm kitchen that … more »
One of the most wonderful sights that you will feast upon in Rio de Janeiro is Christ the Redeemer – blessing the city from his perch atop a mountain. He enjoys a wonderful birds eye view of the entire city. This is a privileged spot and it’s only fair to … more »
For those of you who’ve been tuned in with us – you’ll remember that we were heading to Bolivia right after Brazil. So why are we in Ecuador ? The short answer is ‘AeroSur’. The long answer is a lot more interesting. On the 11th of March, at 4PM we … more »
Mobile internet access in Brazil still has a long way to go. Packages: When we arrived in Brazil I found that almost every mobile network offered 3G internet connections. However, upon further inspection I found that the data packages offered were extremely poor. The best package I found was … more »
Something really interesting happened over the last week at The Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum. Zara posted up her article about what happened in the Salvador Carnival and obviously this caused a serious thread-brawl. The thread has so far reached some interesting conclusions including the behavior of high caste Indians, … more »