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How to get to Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

How to get to Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

Updated May 4 2016. Please note from July 2016 only visitors who have pre-paid tickets bought in advance online will be able to take the Corcovado train. Christ the Redeemer, otherwise known as Cristo Redentor or Corcovado, is Rio de Janeiro’s busiest tourist attraction. So when is the best time of day to visit? How much does […]

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4 de August de 2015 | By | Reply More
Pousadas on the beach resort of Buzios, Rio de Janeiro

Pousadas on the beach resort of Buzios, Rio de Janeiro

    Búzios is a peninsula boasting 23 beaches located only a few hours drive northeast of Rio de Janeiro. It is now one of Rio de Janeiro’s most thriving all year round beach resort. READ MORE …   Read more about these pousadas: Pousada Fazendinha Búzios Pousada Vila do Mar Casa da Luz Búzios Guest House […]

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13 de November de 2014 | By | Reply More
Hidden Pousadas making top Traveller’s Choice on Tripadvisor for 2014

Hidden Pousadas making top Traveller’s Choice on Tripadvisor for 2014

Best of hidden pousadas in Brazil voted top travellers choice by Tripadvisor in small hotels, B&B and Bargain hotel categories.
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12 de February de 2014 | By | Reply More
Gracious countryside living in Búzios at Pousada Fazendinha Búzios

Gracious countryside living in Búzios at Pousada Fazendinha Búzios

Pousada Fazendinha Buzios is a wonderful find in Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A new guesthouse where you feel as if you are in the middle of the country whilst only being a few miles from the bustle of Rua das Pedras and the innumerable beaches of Búzios.   There are 6 beautiful spacious chalets to […]

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8 de November de 2013 | By | Reply More
Planning a pousada trip to Salvador and Rio, Brazil in December

Planning a pousada trip to Salvador and Rio, Brazil in December

Q. “Hi Alison, My sister and I are traveling to Brazil from December 23-30.  We will be in Salvador de Bahia from the 23rd-26th (3 nights) and Rio from the 26th-30th (4 nights).  We would like to stay in a Pousada or a private room in a hostel in each location. In Rio, we were advised […]

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24 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s best hidden city pousadas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s best hidden city pousadas

Pousadas in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were once more rare than they are now. Thanks to changing trends and traveller tastes wonderful independent places of charm and beauty are starting to appear almost every week these days.  Rio’s Zona Sul beach area (Botafogo, Flamengo, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana) is still dominated by […]

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14 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
Pousada Vila do Mar: Gorgeous Buzios seaviews and traditional charm

Pousada Vila do Mar: Gorgeous Buzios seaviews and traditional charm

Pousada Vila do Mar is one of the most traditional pousadas in all of Buzios and it occupies a prime position only moments away form Rua das Pedras- the street with all the restaurants, boutiques and bars- and the Orla Bardot promenade. Owned by Argentina mario Jose who arrived here in the late 70s and […]

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7 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
A beautiful place to visit and stay not too far from Rio

A beautiful place to visit and stay not too far from Rio

Q. Hi Alison, Can you suggest a 2/3 night beauty spot close to Rio – I’ve already seen Paraty and Buzios! I would like to take my daughter and husband there around 13th January 2014. Many thanks! S.K, UK   A. Hi there, I would suggest Ilha Grande if you haven’t been there yet. Beautiful […]

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3 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
How to get to Búzios, Rio de Janeiro

How to get to Búzios, Rio de Janeiro

Armação de Búzios is a fabulous peninsula boasting no fewer than 23 beaches located only a few hours drive northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Now a beachresort that thrives all year round, the main centre was originally just a fisherman’s village until discovered by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s. Find out how to get to Búzios …

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9 de September de 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
How to get to Ilha Grande and Paraty

How to get to Ilha Grande and Paraty

How to get to Ilha Grande and Paraty- updated August 16 2015 GETTING TO ILHA GRANDE & PARATY The coast road between Rio and Angra dos Reis/Paraty is seriously one of the most beautiful in Brazil, full of bays and mountains and turquoise seas and islands.  Definitely a trip worth doing, particularly in good weather. […]

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