Rio de Janeiro – The Basics

  Ok. You are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before you put your speedo on and get drunk on caipirinhas at the beach, please take time to read this. Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city – it is actually known as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Wonderful city). You will see. And you will feel comfortable…

Tourist like a Local in São Paulo

São Paulo, over 20 millions inhabitants, maddening traffic and an ocean of buildings: it’s my original home, the place I lived for the first 25 years of my life. Nowadays I go often to visit my family and friends, and I’m proud to say that I’m a local-tourist — I enjoy the city vacationing, but…

Where I run in Sao Paulo

No, Im not talking about running from bandits or police, you silly goose!   High-five for all runners out there! I bet you, as I did, have seen places around the world that many non-runners miss. Running is a great way to explore cities. If you don’t run, these places are mostly great for walking…

Iguazu Falls – Day 1 of South America Backpacking Trip

If you are planning on doing South America, chances are you’ll stop at famous Iguazu Falls. Regarding waterfalls, I’m here thinking that Iguazu must be one of the most famous ones, together with Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls. Ok, just did a quick Google search and seems I am quite correct: these three are the…