Candomblé: the rhythm of religion

Candomblé: the rhythm of religion

At the stroke of midnight, as millions of people watch the spectacular fireworks and drink champagne on Copacabana Beach, others, dressed in white, rush to the shoreline to jump over seven waves in hopes of being granted seven wishes for the following year. To new...

The Ultimate Bonito Travel Guide

The Ultimate Bonito Travel Guide

Are you ready for the ultimate Bonito Travel Guide? Bonito is a city in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil and is known as the top eco-tourism destination in Brazil. This little one-street town exploded on the ecotourism map in the early 1900s, which lead to the creation of...

Have You Ever Experienced a Football Match in Brazil?

Have You Ever Experienced a Football Match in Brazil?

Slowly moving through the crowd, I give up trying to find my own way to the entrance and allow myself to be pushed and pulled along with the rowdy, euphoric mass. To one side of me, a couple of men clink beer cans before bursting into a harmonious, animated chant. To...

Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Dois Irmãos

Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Dois Irmãos

One of my favourite hikes in Rio de Janeiro has got to be Dois Irmãos. Having been up there four times now - once even to celebrate Christmas Day at the top - I feel like I’m beginning to know the way up like the back of my hand. Despite this, the view from the top...