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Palacio Rio Negro in Petropolis

When I was a little girl, I was given a vintage doll house, and walking through the Palacio Rio Negro in Petropolis actually felt as if I was walking through a life size version of my childhood doll house (kind of creepy)! Today’s History lesson: The palace was built in 1889 to be the summer house of […]

Best Shopping Street in Sao Paulo

Living in Rio is incredible, except when it comes to shopping, you have no choice but to head to Sao Paulo (since Rio shopping is only good for bikinis!).  In the Jardins district of Sao Paulo is famous tree-lined Rua Oscar Freire which stretches from Alameda Casa Branca to Avinda Doutor Arnaldo.  When I stepped out […]

São Paulo’s Hotel Unique

While in São Paulo this weekend, I stayed at the Hotel Unique and I must say, it is very unique.  The hotel was created by architectural genius Ruy Ohtake who made this boat shape or watermelon, not just a ‘unique’ hotel but also an urban work of art. When you enter the Unique, you will […]

Exploring Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

I know some of you reading this think cemeteries are morbid, sad, scary etc, but the Cementerio de la Recoleta ( Recoleta Cemetery) which was built in 1946 is something you absolutely must visit. Walking through the Recoleta Cemetery feels more like strolling through a massive outdoor art gallery showing a unique exhibition of sculptures […]