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Experience the Natural Pools in Porto de Galinhas

The main highlight of Porto de Galinhas is the Natural pools.  Located on the beach in front of the town (super easy to get to). Check out one of the pools that is in the shape of Brazil (above)!  There are two ways to see and explore the pools.  Option 1. You can walk through the water and explore […]

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, […]

Experience Inhotim (lots of pics!)

If you appreciate art and nature then add a visit to Inhotim to your list of places to go! Inhotim is a very unique site located in the town of Brumadinho about an hour away from Belo Horizonte airport.  Inhotim is so massive you will definitely need 2 full days to be able to see and appreciate […]

A unique view of Rio from Elevador do Morro do Cantagalo

For those of you who don’t know, there is a favela in Ipanema (it’s smaller and away from the main roads so you probably wouldn’t even notice) but it reaches high into the sky and provides some incredible views of Rio. The Elevador do Morrro do Cantagalo (or Rubem Braga Complex) consists of two towers with […]

The Crystal Palace in Petropolis

After you visit the Bohemia Brewery, get some fresh air and walk over to the Crystal Palace, a glass-and-steel structure with impressive chandeliers that was originally intended as a ballroom. It was built in 1884 for the Crown Princess Isabel as a gift from her husband, the Conde d’Eu.  The palace is the centerpiece of a […]

Video: Cute monkey’s playing in Parque Dois Irmaos

Lived in New York for 6 years… This is definitely NOT something you see everyday!  On my way down from hiking up to Parque Dois Irmaos (read previous post), I came across these adorable monkeys!  Check out the video:

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 […]