Visiting Rio de Janeiro Tips

Organise Sugarloaf Mountain tickets online before you travel. Buy a Gold ticket to bypass the lines. Keep valuables hidden or in a safe ….I was advised several times by locals to put phone or camera away when taking pictures. Beware some Caipirinhas are very strong! Take care when crossing the roads over to Copacabana beach. […]

Do you buy souvenirs?

………………..me ……………….only sometimes, if perhaps some small trinket catches my eye, is especially appealing or is likely to evoke a special memory. It has to be small as I’m unlikely to have much if any luggage space. I did buy a colourful mug in  Buenos Aires as the colours were bright and the mugs did not appear […]

Lapa:Rio

Colourful area consisting of steep tiled steps and the white broad Lapa arches. Worth a visit for some bright photos if you can cope with a climb and avoid being injured by the selfie stick brigade …….I kid you not! This is an area I later learned that Ronnie Biggs used to live in. It is a steep […]

Copacabana Beach;Rio

You can not go to Rio without visiting the iconic wide strip of sand that is Copacabana Beach. You can not visit Copacabana Beach without humming …..her name was Lola, she was showgirl …or at least I couldn’t! Yes Copacabana with its crashing waves, surfers, swimmers, footballers, beach venders and beach bars. It has to […]

Flying to Iguacu Falls

There are two airports which serve Iguacu (Iguazu Iguassu) Falls one on the Argentina side (IGR) and one on the Brazil side (IGU). When researching my South America trip my itinerary was Buenos Aires – Iguacu – Rio so I found the most cost effective way was to fly from BA to the Argentine airport […]