Brazil

Having mastered Portuguese and explored Rio in full, The Editor gets on a jet plane and heads North East to the region of Pernambuco for one of Brazil’s best carnivals… I touched down in Recife on a hugely expensive internal flight from Rio de Janeiro, three days before Carnaval proper…

Stuck for things to do in Rio? After three weeks of experiencing every aspect of the city, our itinerant Editor has a few suggestions on how best to experience Brazil’s culture and nightlife capital. Rio is definitely a party town, especially in summer and during Carnaval season… but surprise surprise,…

Thought Carnaval was just four days long? Think again! The Editor experiences a host of pre-carnival parties and parades in Rio… without unduly damaging his bank account. It’s just gone 1pm in the Largo de São Francisco de Paula square in Rio de Janeiro. To my left a 6’2″, heavily…

After a breathless initiation into Rio‘s circle of good times, The Editor slows things down to learn a bit of the local lingo, in preparation for the rest of his travels around Brazil. It’s a commonly accepted truth, that being a native English speaker dramatically increases one’s chances of being…

Welcome to episode one of a new series of On The Road! This time it’s me, the Editor, on the move and you can follow my urban adventures through Brazil and Argentina right here… So it happened, four days after arriving in Rio de Janeiro. I’d been minding my own…