Tag: Accommodation

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Alternative accommodation & the Rio Olympics: the challenges for Airbnb

Alternative accommodation & the Rio Olympics: the challenges for Airbnb

Airbnb and the Rio Olympics The view from Casa Florence | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro  or  “Chic penthouse, fab views, nr beach” When online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc. won the official contract to provide alternative accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games in March last year, it must have seemed like a brilliant way […]

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28 de January de 2016 | By | Reply More
How to get to Jericoacoara from Fortaleza, Brazil

How to get to Jericoacoara from Fortaleza, Brazil

Jericoacoara is a beach resort 250 kms from Fortaleza. There’s an asphalt road road as far as Jijoca but after that you’ll be travelling through the national park which is all dunes and sand and only passable by motorbike, jardineira (truck with seats on the back) or 4×4. Getting there is not easy! By car […]

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26 de May de 2015 | By | Reply More
Best time to visit Pantanal, Amazon

Best time to visit Pantanal, Amazon

Q. Dear Alison, A good friend of mine recommended your website and services to me. I wonder if I may ask a couple of questions. I’d like to visit Brazil some time between mid April and the end of September (avoiding the World Cup). I’ll be visiting my friend in Rio, but would also like to […]

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10 of Brazil’s Romantic Pousadas & Honeymoon Destinations

10 of Brazil’s Romantic Pousadas & Honeymoon Destinations

Brazil’s tropical climate, beautiful landscapes, beaches, historical towns and nature make it a distinctly magical country and charming setting for a romantic escape or honeymoon break. See uniquely beautiful pousadas ideal for romantic getaways and honeymoons in paradise settings across Brazil …

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18 de November de 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Pousadas in Salvador & Florianopolis over New Year

Pousadas in Salvador & Florianopolis over New Year

Q. “Hi Alison, I want to spend a week in Rio and then possibly travel to Salvador for a week and/or Florianopolis? Please recommend your sugguestions! Arrival Dec. 28 Depart Jan 9th.” C.T, USA   A. Hi there, In Salvador we highly recommend Casa do Amarelindo if you want to be in the Pelourinho historical centre and Pousada […]

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4 de November de 2013 | By | Reply More
How to get to Fazenda Baia Grande

How to get to Fazenda Baia Grande

Q. “Good day Alison, I wonder if you could assist me with a query I have regarding visiting Fazenda Baia Grande in the pantanal over December this year. What is the easiest and most cost effective way of getting there from Piracicaba (Campinas area – SP)? Do you recommend any other great pousadas in the pantanal?” S.R, […]

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29 de October 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
10 things to love about travelling solo as a woman in Brazil

10 things to love about travelling solo as a woman in Brazil

Travelling alone as a woman can be a challenge in any country. In Brazil solo travellers do end up having to pay double or nearly double for hotel rooms, since they are priced for 2 and single supplements don’t apply. Also in restaurants often one main course is enough for 2 and priced accordingly, which […]

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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
10 of the best small and beautiful hidden pousadas in Brazil

10 of the best small and beautiful hidden pousadas in Brazil

Pousadas in Brazil are independently run, totally unique places to stay and range in size, the biggest being up to 40 suites. However the places we love the most, particularly in destinations off the beaten track are the small intimate pousadas with 4 rooms or under . All the charm comes from the personal touches […]

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