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Florianópolis is the Perfect Place for Top StreetArt

Florianópolis is the Perfect Place for Top StreetArt

We recently finished sorting and naming our many thousand photos from Brazil. I had always thought that I should publish another street art gallery from there. But once all photos were sorted I realised that we have many many more than I expected… So, for the...
Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

For a long time we thought we wouldn’t get to Brasilia – due to its inland location, far from anywhere else. In the end we spent over a week in Brazil’s capital city. And we are both glad we went, because visiting Brasilia has been an uplifting experience,...
Inhotim: Unexpected Fusion of Botanical Garden and Art

Inhotim: Unexpected Fusion of Botanical Garden and Art

Recently, as we were driving through Minas Gerais, we stopped for fuel. The owner of the station came up to chat. He spoke good English and asked a lot of questions about our life on the road. I gave him our card, and received an email from him the same day. He knew...
Explore More Rich History in Minas Gerais

Explore More Rich History in Minas Gerais

The mountains of Minas Gerais hold some fascinating history and preserve pockets of beautiful nature. In this post I would like to show you some highlights of the region. This is a continuation of our post from Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence . If you have...
Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence

Ouro Preto: Black Gold and Baroque Opulence

Today I want to tell you about Ouro Preto and encourage you to include a stay in this town when you visit Brazil. Ouro Preto is an historic baroque jewel of Brazil, recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage List. Night view of Ouro Preto’s centre taken from Igreja...
Overlanding: the New Low-Impact Way to Travel

Overlanding: the New Low-Impact Way to Travel

Overlanding is a low-impact way to travel! Here high-rise and low-rise holiday accommodation line a beautiful bay in Chile. On the other hand we as overlanders only occupy an empty parking lot. Actually, overlanding is not really a ‘new’ way to travel;...
You See More if You Get Out of the City of Rio

You See More if You Get Out of the City of Rio

Rio de Janeiro is probably one of the best known destinations in the world. With the Olympics this year, it’s a fair guess that almost all humans on the planet know about it. But aside from the city with its Carnival, Pão de Açúcar, Cristo Redentor Corcovado, Ipanema...
Interesting Classic Volkswagens As Seen in Brazil

Interesting Classic Volkswagens As Seen in Brazil

Some of the VW Kombi vans lined up at the Classic Car Meeting in Teresópolis. Since we first arrived in Brazil, we have noticed that the old-style Volkswagen is very popular in this country. You just can’t help noticing them – every day! Wherever we drive we see...
In Rio? Go & See the Niemeyer Architecture in Niterói!

In Rio? Go & See the Niemeyer Architecture in Niterói!

Have you ever heard of the city of Niterói? No shame if you haven’t. We hadn’t either! Yet Niterói is right outside Rio de Janeiro, an easy 15-minute ferry ride across the Guanabara Bay. And it isn’t small either; it has well over half a million...
Paraty: a Colonial Gem and Photographer’s Paradise

Paraty: a Colonial Gem and Photographer’s Paradise

We visited Paraty before we went to Rio de Janeiro (so our recent posts are a little out of order). Paraty is around 250 kilometres south of Rio, but still in the state of Rio de Janeiro. We didn’t expect Paraty to be such a photogenic little colonial gem – by...
Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

The headline of this article is very personal and doesn’t suggest in any way that you shouldn’t visit Rio de Janeiro at all. You might be lucky, and fall in love with this famous city. But for us it was a different story… Our conclusion: don’t...
A New Look at Paraná, Brazil after 8 Years

A New Look at Paraná, Brazil after 8 Years

In December 2008, we made our first visit to Brazil. We came from Paraguay to visit Iguazu Falls. From there we drove across country through the state of Paraná to the Atlantic coast in just 2 days. It’s around 750Km. This time we entered Brazil from Uruguay and are...
Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

We recently stayed in Florianópolis, the capital of the Santa Catarina province in the south of Brazil, for over 2 weeks. Not in the city centre itself, but in the north of the island. We were guests of our friends Daniela and Carlos Zander, Brazilian overlanders we...