Quick Trip to Paraty

Paraty is a coastal town south of Rio which was settled by the Portuguese in 1667. It has a historic downtown which is closed to cars and has beautifully preserved buildings and churches. We arrived in Paraty from Ilha Grande right as a storm was blowing in but the pretty cobblestone town was a great […]

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Finding Paradise on Ilha Grande

My favourite spot in Brazil, perhaps in the world, is Ilha Grande (Big Island). It is located about 3 hours south of Rio de Janerio, along the Costa Verde (green costa) and this island is paradise on earth. The island is blissfully pedestrian-only, with a small town, and hotels stretching out along the pristine waterfront.

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Colorful Coast of Chile

A short bus ride away from the capital of Santiago is two pleasant coastal towns – Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Both are completely different in every way despite them being only 20 mins apart. Valparaiso is a harbour town built into the hillsides and filled with multi-coloured houses and loads of graffiti. The city

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Cinque Terre

Captivating Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a seaside region of North-Western Italy and a Unesco Heritage listed which consists of a series of five villages; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. It is an incredibly peaceful, pedestrian-only area surrounded by lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, and miles of cliffs overhanging the Mediterranean. I spent 3 nights in the Cinque

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