Brazil

Bound for Brazil? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my April 2011 trip there, which saw me visit the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Iguazú Falls. All about Brazilian visa requirements for U.S. citizens and sex motels in Brazil.

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro

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It’s difficult to deny the amazingness of Rio de Janeiro, whether you’re looking down onto the city from Corcovado mountain, sipping caipirinhas on Ipanema Beach or traipsing through colonial Santa Teresa.

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Salvador, My Savior

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After a tumultuous time in Rio and a tiring trek in the Lençóis Maranhenses, three days in charming Salvador, Brazil was just what the doctor ordered.

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The One Place You Have to See Before You Die

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With miles of rolling sand dunes separated by colored lakes, capped off by the bluest skies you’ve ever seen, Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is the ultimate bucket list destination.

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The Long Road to the Lençóis Maranhenses

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I long – and regained – my faith in humanity more times than I can count while en route to Brazil’s Lençois Maranhenses National Park.

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You’ll Never Guess How This Story Ends

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My first experience as the victim of a crime has called my beliefs about the safety of the world and the goodness of people into serious question – and I really fucking hate that.

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The Psychology of My Return to Rio

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I’m going back to Brazil to see places I missed the first time, from seaside sand dunes to slave cities. But I’m also righting a profound wrong.

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Right Stretch of Beach in Rio

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There is no definitive “best” beach in Rio de Janeiro, so focus instead on matching your tastes and preferences to the stretch of coastline that’s best suited to you.

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How to Get a Brazil Tourist Visa in Lima

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This sage advice comes from inaugural guest poster Laura Yates, who works with SA Luxury Expeditions in Lima, Peru. After you read this entry, make sure and check out her site!

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