Tag Archives: view

Casa da Praia Itauna

Saquarema is a relaxed beach town, where the surfing is great and everything is very laid back. While walking down the beach we saw something out of the ordinary, a trendy restaurant;  of course I had to investigate:)  Just steps from the beach discover Casa da Praia Itauna, a restaurant / bar with live music […]

New Apartment Tour

Here is the grand tour of our new place.  While we had to say ‘good bye’ to our rooftop pool we still have a great view of Corcovado and some outdoor space. Still living in Leblon, we are now only one block away from Zona Sul and Rua Dias Ferreira (ie. still close to all […]

Best Restaurant In Ilha Grande: O Pescador

Looking for a romantic candle lit beach from dinner? Head over to O Pescador on Abraaos beach where the main town is located in Ilha Grande. The inside is cozy with the beautiful ocean view or you can opt to sit outside in the sand. Personally, I love sitting at the tables in the sand- that […]

Sugar Loaf

The height and unmistakable outline of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf )makes it one of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. The most popular way of reaching the top is to take the glass-paneled cable car (Bondinho in Portuguese) which has been running every 20 minutes since 1912.  Don’t worry, it has been rebuilt/ updated since […]

TIROLEZA ‘Zipline’ in Morro de Sao Paulo

The small beautiful island of Morro de São Paolo, boasts gorgeous beaches, snorkeling in natural pools…and the 340 metre-long Tiroleza (zip line) from a lighthouse into the sea at Primeira Praia (First Beach). It is a beautiful climb to the top of the hill (see above), actually feels like you are on a ‘hike’ for those […]

Best Hidden Restaurant in Santa Teresa

Aprazivel (Rua Aprazivel 62) is hidden away on a small street high on the hills in Santa Teresa facing the Northern areas of Rio de Janeiro. Note: Taking a taxi in and out is a must as you have to drive through some ‘dodgy’ areas to get there. I would never have found it myself […]

Espirito Santa Teresa

After visiting Ruins Park, we were starving and stumbled upon Espirito Santa From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but once inside you will see how charming this restaurant really is.  It is rated one of the best restaurants in Santa Teresa (apparently we still have good taste even when famished!) for its Amazon-style […]

Enjoy Drinks With A View at Bar dos Descasados

Whether you are heading to Santa Teresa for dinner or drinks, everyone you meet will tell you that you must go to Bar dos Descasados at the Santa Teresa Hotel. The hotel occupies an old house that was once an old coffee plantation home…. and the bar area was actually once the slave quarters! Now, […]

Buzios: Where to stay

Perched on a hill side between Centro and Orla Bardot, Vila D’Este is a wonderful hotel with amazing views, beautiful decor, excellent staff, very peaceful AND close to everything you need! The hotel itself is beautiful, overlooking the bay (above is the view from our room!),there are 2 pools: the one above is a regular […]

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