All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Brazil’

Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Welcome to Rio! The super-size statue of Christ the Redeemer embraces the Atlantic-side city, and will have the best seat …

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FASANO SAO PAULO – SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL

FASANO SAO PAULO – SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL

This is a sultry den of masculinity and refined design, with sleek, dark mahogany and miles of soft, toffee-butter leather. …

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Travel Icons… by the Back Door

Travel Icons… by the Back Door

From Great Wall to Grand Canyon – skip the queues and leave flag-waving tour guides in your dust with these …

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The Festivals of Salvador – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

The Festivals of Salvador – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Bahia’s Special Heritage There’s no dismissing the carnal, seething, pulsating extravaganza that is Rio’s Carnaval, but these days many travelers …

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Cidade Alta – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Cidade Alta – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Proud Heart and Soul of an Afro-Brazilian City The Pelourinho district, the architectural enclave and highlight of Salvador’s hilltop Cidade …

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Rodizio and Feijoada in Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rodizio and Feijoada in Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Culinary Excess Raised to Exalted Heights Cariocas eat as they dress and party – with an enviable sense of abandon, …

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Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Best Show in Town In 1960 two starving local musicians, the now-famous Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, …

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Corcovado – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Corcovado – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An Unmatched Urban Tableau The mesmerizing 360-degree panorama from atop Corcovado Mountain showcases Rio de Janeiro’s beauty in all its …

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New Year’s Eve at Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Year’s Eve at Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Feast of lemanjá, Afro-Brazilian Goddess of the Sea No less impressive than Rio’s wild and raucous Carnaval celebrations is …

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Copacabana Palace Hotel – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Palace Hotel – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio’s Elegant Beachside Landmark The neoclassical-facaded Copacabana Palace is one of South America’s most legendary hotels, and perhaps its greatest. …

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