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Dune driving from Cumbuco to Camocim (video)

The drive from Cumbuco  to Camocim is a very cool experience all on its own.  Hop in a 4×4 truck and hold on! If you have never driven down the beach in a giant 4×4 it feels like you are on one of those adventure park rides! We drove down the beach for a while, then […]

Experience The Beauty of Recoleta and Our Lady of Pilar

Walking through the area of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina feels a lot like walking through Paris; there are beautiful gardens, historical monuments, sculptures scattered throughout, high end shopping, small craft fairs and of course some beautiful churches.  Rather than just reading through a guide book, I personally feel churches provide a wonderful insight to […]

The Golden Church of São Francisco

Salvador has some of the most beautiful churches in Brazil, including the famous São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador (Convento e Igreja de São Francisco)which is located in the historical center and was built between 1708 and 1723.  Most decoration of the church and convent were finished by 1755. The main façade, which faces […]

Another Beautiful Church in Centro

Located in the heart of downtown you will find some of Rio’s most magnificent churches including Igreja de Sao Jose.  I was actually shocked at how bright and full it was on a Wednesday afternoon—I went on a class field trip The church stands beside the Tiradentes Palace and the Imperial Palace, a few meters […]

A Tour of Sitio Burle Marx…

Burle Marx was a Brazilian visionary landscape architect as well as a painter, ecologist, naturalist, artist… you name it, he’s done it. He is responsible for the small black and white tiles flowing like waves along the entire beach promenade.  The creative use of tiles continues throughout the city- a stunning work of art, and […]

Church of Gold: Our Lady of Mount Caramel

I studied art history in college and have always had a soft spot when it came exploring churches.  I think they are incredibly interesting, so much rich history and incredible artwork/ architecture in one place that I feel I have to share them.  The Carmo Church dates back to the original chapel of the nearby […]

Heading Downtown…..

Yesterday was my first visit to Downtown Rio and I must admit I was very surprised.  The cobblestone (paralelepípedo- my fav word in Poruguese) streets are very narrow and there is a mix of old world and new world architecture. There are larger commercial buildings (like in any other city) and scattered in between the […]