Smile you’re in Bahia!

The first day I arrived in Bahia I was greeted by tropical heat, smiles and a long wait. I was waiting for a friend of a friend to take me to paradise (Itacaré). It was definitely well worth the wait. The friend who came along greeted me with smiles and chocolate ice cream. I had…

Tasty discoveries

I love food. That’s a well-known fact by anyone who knows me. I love fresh food, healthy food and the not so healthy food. Chocolate too, however that is in a whole different category. Whilst travelling Brazil I have encountered a multitude of tasty concoctions, either through venturing to a delightful café to discovering my…

Florianópolis

Florianópolis is an island off the southern coast of Brazil. It seems to be drenched in sunlight and rain year round. Smiling faces reflect from one to another and boomerang from all corners of the island. The majority of locals are charming, warm hearted, kind and sincere. For the past five months I have been…

São Paulo a monstrosity

When visiting Brazil, don’t miss out São Paulo! It is definitely worth a visit. Whether you’re just passing through or heading to the next football game, there is more to this industrialised city than meets the eye. Rivalry between Paulistas and Cariocas is fierce. Paulistas will always defend their home city, whereas the Cariocas will…

Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande immediately captivated my soul. As soon as I saw the island, resting peacefully in the gloomy grey clouds, I was reminded of King Kong the movie. There was a rusty boat waiting to take us to the island. Once boarded it bobbed along quickly towards the looming mountains, of Ilha Grande. I enjoyed…

Foz do Iguaçu

A long and sleepless journey, bought me to a town called Foz do Iguaçu.  I arrived very early in the morning because I took the night bus. The hostel I was staying in was called Tetris Container hostel. It is a colourful mix of shipping containers. The hostel was very pleasant and comes with a pool, a…

Chapter 1

I would like to document my travels here on this blog. Through sharing photos online, it won’t be such a heart ache if or when my camera gets stolen. As a way of an introduction I am an English teacher in Brazil, however I am always on the move and flit from one place to…