Brazil – Itaúnas, Caravelas, Trancoso, Porto Seguro, Itacaré, Salvador, Lençóis, Belém, Manaus & Amazon River

This section of Brazil covers what we visited after we left Ouro Preto. From the gorgeous mining town of Ouro Preto, we drove towards the state of Bahia for beach week, visiting the beach towns of Itaúnas, Caravelas, Trancoso, Porto Seguro and Itacaré. Here we spent time relaxing on beaches, visiting the Abrolhos Marine National…Continue reading Brazil – Itaúnas, Caravelas, Trancoso, Porto Seguro, Itacaré, Salvador, Lençóis, Belém, Manaus & Amazon River

Suriname – Paramaribo & Isadou Island

Sandwiched between Guyana and French Guiana, Suriname welcomes approximately 280,000 tourists annually. It is a former Dutch colony and is considered one of South America’s hidden treasures. We arrived to Suriname on the ferry from French Guiana, and our itinerary included several days in Paramaribo followed by several days at Isadou Island on the Suriname…Continue reading Suriname – Paramaribo & Isadou Island

Brazil – Foz, Bonito, Pantanal, Paraty, Rio, Teresopolis & Ouro Preto

Our first three weeks in Brazil were a whirlwind! After crossing the border from Argentina to Brazil at Iguazu Falls, we entered into Foz do Iguaçu. Visiting the world’s largest waterfall from both sides (Argentina and Brazil) was well worth the effort because it absolutely stunned. And yes, we did think it was way prettier…Continue reading Brazil – Foz, Bonito, Pantanal, Paraty, Rio, Teresopolis & Ouro Preto