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Piauí: Day 7 Ilha das Canarias and Delta do Parnaiba

Piauí: Day 7 Ilha das Canarias and Delta do Parnaiba

It’s clear that Vila da Parnaiba is by far and away the best place to stay for anyone wanting to actually stay in town but I still can’t get over how run down it is. Only 3 blocks from the pousada is the imposing mansion called Casa Inglesa which dates back to 1849  and was […]

22 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 6 Itaqui, Coqueiros  (Luiz Correa) and Parnaiba

Piauí: Day 6 Itaqui, Coqueiros (Luiz Correa) and Parnaiba

  The day dawns hot and windy like most days at this time of year and I pack up ready for a day of pousada visiting along the coast  between Barra Grande and Parnaiba. In Barra Grande itself you don’t need transport as everything is walking distance and it doesn’t matter that there isn’t a […]

22 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 5 Pousada visiting in Barra Grande

Piauí: Day 5 Pousada visiting in Barra Grande

Bliss! I awake to the sound of rolling waves and the realisation that I don’t have to do any travel today except walk around visiting pousadas and enjoying Barra Grande beach. I have breakfast at Terra Patris Atellier Pousada and Nathalia starts to arrange my onward trip to itaqui , Parnaiba and the Parnaiba delta. […]

21 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 4 Teresina to Barra Grande

Piauí: Day 4 Teresina to Barra Grande

Paradise always did come with a cost and in this case it’s in the shape of an 8 hour bus trip from São Raimundo Nonato (gateway to the Serra da Capivara) to Teresina arriving in the bus station at 4.30am and then a 5 hour taxi ride*  all to avoid spending another night in a […]

20 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 3 São Raimundo Nonato, Parque Serra da Capivara & Teresina

Piauí: Day 3 São Raimundo Nonato, Parque Serra da Capivara & Teresina

I awake in Pousada Zabele in São Raimundo Nonato to the sound of a million birds chirping and a beautiful yellow sunrise. So I hop out of bed to take a photo of same only to find that my room overlooks, one again, wasteland and faded billboards. I think I got spoilt with all these […]

16 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 2 Petrolina to São Raimundo Nonato

Piauí: Day 2 Petrolina to São Raimundo Nonato

Today I wake up to sunshine but definitely not in paradise. Can’t work out why the Orla Boutique Guesthouse a) sells itself as a boutique hotel but also b) why there is no soap in the bathroom ,  c) why my bed faces away from the river view and d) why breakfast costs extra. Indeed […]

15 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Best alternative styles of pousada for solo & group travel in Brazil

Best alternative styles of pousada for solo & group travel in Brazil

  For solo or group travellers to Brazil who are looking for accommodation that is less about the service and more about the location and freedom to experience and explore independently, here are a selection of alternative style pousadas – villas, apartments, bungalows and houses with kitchen – set in some of the most beautiful […]

14 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Piauí: Day 1 Rio de Janeiro to Petrolina

Piauí: Day 1 Rio de Janeiro to Petrolina

  At Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro they are already announcing imminent boarding of my flight to Brasilia as I arrive at the airport over an hour before take off time. But as I suspected there would be when I woke up and saw that the fog was covering the Sugar Loaf mountains, […]

13 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Top 10 destinations for Amazing landscapes and wildlife in Brazil

Top 10 destinations for Amazing landscapes and wildlife in Brazil

1. Mamirauá Reserve, Amazonas The Mamiraua Reserve in Amazonas is a huge area of jungle and rivers covering 11,000 sq kilometres, nearest town Tefe. The reserve itself is said to be the largest protected flooded forests in the world, and one of its main attractions is the variety of flora and fauna and birds found here. READ […]

6 de October de 2014 | By | Reply More
Day 2: Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goias, Brazil

Day 2: Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goias, Brazil

The bed is supremely comfortable but I awake first at 3.30am  rewarded first by moonlight streaming through the windows and then again at 5.30am by a pink dawn framed by trees and lilac/pink bourganvillea. Photos  don’t do justice to a place which is simply stunning. The first thing I have to do on any pousada trip […]

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