PARATY

2nd November 2017


Paraty is one of Brazil's hidden gems. The cobbled streets and seventeenth century architecture of it's colonial town centre are only part of what Paraty has to offer. During our 5 days here, we journeyed through apocalyptic rain to a comical excuse of a waterfall (fast becoming a trademark of ours), got stranded in the hills of Paratay Mirim following an unguided 7 hour hike and sunned it up in the natural pools of Trinidade. 

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ILHA GRANDE

27th October 2017


Ilha Grande (Big Island) is a 75 square mile slice of heaven with 102 tropical beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and mountain trails. Oh, and did we mention 102 tropical beaches? Just checking. We absolutely love this heavenly island, hope you like it too. 

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RIO DE JANEIRO GUIDE

21st October 2017


With the Atlantic ocean one side and hills rolling as far as the eye can see on the other, Rio’s stunning natural beauty will take your breath away. This is, without doubt, one of our favourite cities on earth. If you're planning a trip to Rio, or even if you aren't, have a look at our guide for tips on what to do, see, eat and drink and there are also some helpful tips for our fellow backpackers. Read more

WOULD YOU STAY IN ONE OF RIO'S FAVELAS?

15th October 2017


Within Rio de Janeiro, there are just over 1,000 favelas which 30% of the state's population call home. So are these "slums" really homicidal no-go zones or is there more to these excluded communities than meets the eye? Well, we spent 4 days in Moro da Babilonia, a favela upon a steep ridge in the Leme neighbourhood, to find out. Read more

BACKPACKING PACKING GUIDE

7th October 2017


How many pairs of shoes shall I take? Will i need a three piece suit? Can I take my pet tortoise? 

You're not alone if you're struggling trying to figure out what to pack for your backpacking trip. 

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AN INTRO TO LAGOON WITH A VIEW

3rd October 2017


Current mood: Excited. Very, very excited. How could we not be?! We’ve no real idea what the next year has in store for us, but we know it’s going to be amazing and we’re delighted to be sharing every step with you. Seeing as we’re going to be spending a lot of time with each other, maybe we should get to know each other a little better, right? Read more