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How to get from Rio airport to Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro

How to get from Rio airport to Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro

There are several options for getting from Rio airport to Zona Sul (Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon, Flamengo, Botafogo, Jardim Botânico) 1) Executive airport limo On arrival you’ll find desks of all the main companies in front of you just waiting to sell  you a ride into town. Advantages: You can pay by credit card or opt for […]

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10 de November de 2015 | By | Reply More
A mini trip to the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil

A mini trip to the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil

Alto Paraiso & São Jorge – 19 Sep 2014 I had been meaning to visit Alto Paraíso and São Jorge for years, ever since I first heard about them in 1980. I am not a huge fan of the starting point cities – Brasilia or Goiania and travelling by public transport to the Chapada dos […]

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23 de September de 2014 | By | Reply More
Where to go for solo travel in Bahia and Ilha Grande,Rio de Janeiro

Where to go for solo travel in Bahia and Ilha Grande,Rio de Janeiro

Q. “Hi Alison! I am planning another trip to Brazil, either to Bahia or to Rio/Ilha Grande mid November. Weather wise are both destinations ok? In Bahia I would like to go back to Santa Clara, which I have visited twice already, and also explore a new place. I have seen a place called Butterfly […]

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13 de September de 2013 | By More
Alter do Chão, Pará, Brazil

Alter do Chão, Pará, Brazil

Alter do Chão is located 45 minutes southwest of Santarém in the state of Pará, Brazil on the river Tapoajos.  The place is beautiful year round but June – December is the driest time to visit and from August when beautiful sandy beaches start to appear. You can pick up boat trips from here which […]

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19 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Pousada Fim da Trilha: delightful hospitality and gastronomy on Ilha do Mel

Pousada Fim da Trilha: delightful hospitality and gastronomy on Ilha do Mel

Pousada Fim da Trilha, Ilha do Mel (Encantadas), in the state of Paraná is family run and they pride themselves on their service and their restaurant, both of which were wonderful. I arrived at lunchtime whilst my suite was still being prepared and miraculously a long cool beer appeared at the bar whilst I was waiting; at […]

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16 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Jaguars and car/boat rides into the jungles of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Jaguars and car/boat rides into the jungles of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Q. “Hi, I will arrive at Cuiaba on Sept. 4, leaving Sept. 9, one person.  I am looking for a 4day/3 nights tour that include boat and car rides deep into the jungle, hopefully with bird and jaguar viewing. Can you give any advice? Thanks!” J. H   A. Hi there, Thanks for your email and […]

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14 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Casa Bobô Eco Pousada: stunning surprise nestled in the hills of Boipeba Island

Casa Bobô Eco Pousada: stunning surprise nestled in the hills of Boipeba Island

Casa Bobô Eco Pousada is a truly special place situated in the hills of Monte Alegre, just 45 minutes by tractor from Bahia Brazil’s main island of Boipeba and 20 minutes from Moreré. Word travels fast on small islands and other pousada owners had already spoken highly of Myriam and Nilton’s project to set up […]

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8 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Q. “Dear Alison, By chance I found Your travel tips and Hidden Pousadas searching the internet. Looking for places to stay and pousadas are what I like to find, So thank You very much for Your pre-choosing work. We are an elderly german couple (retired) and we plan to get away from the winter and […]

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31 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More
Cheap beach pousada for World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Cheap beach pousada for World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Q “Hi Alison I found your website whilst searching the net. Four of us are going to Rio from June 25 to July 2nd next year to enjoy the world cup.  We are four friends, all celebrating our 50th birthdays next year and so are looking forward to a week or so in Rio. We have […]

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30 de June de 2013 | By | Reply More