What to do in Arraial D’Ajuda
Arraial D'Ajuda

Arraial D’Ajuda is a beautiful little beach town about halfway between Rio De Janeiro and Salvador, making it a perfect stop to break up the bus journey between these two major cities. You should definitely stop here if you are like me and can get pretty sick of the big city life! Here are some […]

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What to do in Rio de Janeiro – 10 things
Copacabana Beach and Christ Redeemer

I think Rio de Janeiro is a place that should be on everyone’s South American bucket list! Rio is like no other place I have been to. It is a huge, bustling city, that has a unique atmosphere, different from any other city. Maybe it’s the famous beach-side setting, or the towering mountain rock formations […]

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Santa Marta Favela Tour (With or Without a Guide)
Michael Jackson and Christ Redeemer

I met an English and Irish couple in Rio de Janeiro while we were there for the Olympics, and they told us about the Santa Marta favela and the famous Michael Jackson statue that was there. I immediately wanted to go, and you should too! The Santa Marta favela is a favela/slum that was the […]

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Quick Tips for Backpacking Brasil

Here is some basic quick tips and information I would have liked to know before backpacking around Brasil. Bus travel: Bus travel was more expensive than I thought it would be. Brasil was the most expensive country in South America for bus travel. However, the bus services here were absolutely top notch and safe. We […]

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