Brazil

Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

1. Bike or run Copacabana & Ipanema on a Sunday – My favorite thing about Rio is that the main road right next to the beach is closed to cars all day Sunday, so that bikers, runners, and outdoor seekers can use it. Nothing quite like enjoying the views of Copacabana and Ipanema using your own two feet to get…… Continue reading Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

A Glimpse of Porto Alegre

My ears are ringing with noises coming from all directions, like I’ve steeped into a loud Italian market with people yelling at one another, raising their hands up, making gestures to negotiate prices with vendors. That’s exactly where I was, except in Porto Alegre. Porto Alegre is a city with about 1.5 million people in the South…… Continue reading A Glimpse of Porto Alegre