The 10 best things to do in São Paulo on a backpacker’s budget

São Paulo (or Sampa as the locals call it) is a city that’s often underestimated by travellers who think it’s a strictly commercial city; the sensible older sibling to glitzy, glamorous Rio. But South America’s largest city is no square, and this...

11 secret places to get your chill on in Rio

It’s easy to see why Rio is high on most people’s bucket list. This intense and beautiful city is home to some of the most iconic sights in the world, from Christ the Redeemer to Carnival to the beaches of Ipanema and...

A guide to the districts of the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics

As a ‘carioca’ (kah-ree-o-kah, a person naturally born in the city of Rio de Janeiro) I’m deeply proud to have my home city hosting the Olympic Games this year. To make it easy, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee has separated the city...

10 places not to miss in Brazil

There aren’t many countries in the world that can boast what Brazil does. It’s home to some of the world’s most exciting cities, there are tranquil islands where you can bask in sunshine, the Amazon is on your doorstep for treks that...