Brazil

things to do in rio de janeiro

Late night Samba parties, local football matches and record-breaking street art... it's all part of our guide to Rio de Janeiro's top secret treasures. Lauren Quinn lets the cats out of the bags.

rio de janeiro weekend guide

Somewhere between the passion of the samba and the pain of the system lies the truth of this marvelous city. Lauren Quinn looks at Rio de Janeiro from the inside out… Like a dazzling Hollywood diva in her prime, Rio de Janeiro was once stunning, classy and wealthy. Sadly no…

Ilha-Grande-brazil

Boat trips, blue lagoons, beautiful beaches… and bed bugs? The Editor discovers a quirky travellers’ paradise in Brazil in this, his latest adventure on the road. Come join the ride… “Do you think they have bed bugs here?” demands a comose Australian from his reclining position on a bottom bunk,…

The Editor may be safely back in Europe, but his summer adventures in Brazil continue right here on UTB. After partying hard for eight days during Carnaval, is it finally time for him to experience some culture? After lying in bed for 24 hours after Carnaval there was only one…

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After weeks of pre-parties and anticipation, the Editor finally gets to experience the real Carnival in Brazil. However it seems his beloved sleep is not on the agenda… “A-CORDA, A-CORDA, A-CORDA!!!!” I am fast asleep in my hammock, in the imagined safety of a family home in Olinda’s old town,…