The Lovely, Little Known Wine Country of Brazil

March 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell When even wine connoisseurs think of Latin America and the fruit of the vine, Argentina and Chile of course immediately spring to mind. But to their east, in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, lies a sli...Leer más

It’s Time Again: Carnaval in Rio!

February 17, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Nicolas de Camaret Rio de Janeiro's greatest and most famous festival is unquestionably one of the world's, as well, an over-the-top extravaganza of samba schools parading their raucous music, dancing, and extravagant floats and costumes...Leer más

Feliz Natal from Gramado – Christmas Capital of Latin America!

December 22, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell If when you think about Brazil, chances are it’s all about Rio de Janeiro, perhaps with some Amazon and Bahia thrown in (or just maybe even the futuristic architecture of capital Brasilia). But all the way down south i...Leer más

At Mighty Iguazú Falls, Argentina & Brazil Share the Glory

October 10, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | kovgabor What’s it like to be in the presence of the world’s largest waterfalls system? Well, in three words: wet, wild, and wonderful. These wonders of nature formed as the Iguazú River hurtles off the Paraná Plateau in the form of...Leer más

Brazil’s Paradisiacal ‘Big Island’ – Ilha Grande

October 5, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Brazil has no Caribbean coast - all TK kilometres (miles) of it is pure Atlantic - but it does boast several islands that are veritable ringers for Caribbean paradise - and foremost among them is Ilha Grande (Big Island), some four hours south o...Leer más

Spain & Sport: Where this Country Shines

August 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo |  Sergei Bachlakov As I’ve watched young Spanish athletes medalling and otherwise competing with distinction in these Rio 2016 Olympics, they’ve served as a reminder that Spain especially since the restoration of democracy in the late ...Leer más

Meet Team Spain at the Rio Olympics

August 5, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: |  Fernanda Kairys Despite all the drama and controversy leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, today they kick off, and the 304-member team representing Iberia's home country Spain will be working relentlessly to better its medal haul ...Leer más

Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro’s Hip Old Neighbourhood

July 11, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | lazyllama What’s my favourite part of Rio de Janeiro? Not at all easy to say, because there are so many cool parts of this city, appealing in their different ways. But (literally) high on the list, way above the famous beaches of Copac...Leer más

Salvador – The Soul of Brazil

April 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

To truly understand Brazil, it seems to me, you of course should visit Rio de Janeiro, but you also really must come to this city of 3 million (metro area 4 million) up on the coast of the country’s northeastern state of Bahia. Founded in 154...Leer más

Safely Experiencing the Favelas (Slums) of Rio de Janeiro

March 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Rio de Janeiro famously boasts one of the most spectacular natural settings of any major world city, a charismatic interplay of ocean with dramatic plunging hills (the most dramatic and reknowned, of course, being Sugarloaf and Corcovado). And th...Leer más

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