January 31, 2018


There's a great woman who works on Ipanema Beach that is impossible to forget. 

Vanessa Cabral dos Santos, or Vanessa Esplendorosa as she's known on the sand, sells acai, the Amazonian berry superfood turned purple smoothie health snack which can be mixed with things like banana, granola and...

May 1, 2017


If you’re thinking of coming on a holiday to Brazil and Rio it's a great life choice to make, believe me.

There can be a lot to get your head around as a tourist though so here are some travel tips and advice for anyone that wants to jump on a plane for a Brazilian holiday. Follow these and you'll...

January 3, 2017

As a Christmas orphan I hopped on a bus to find other family-less travellers in beautiful Buzios.

Along with backpackers from the hostel we chased beaches for days across this laid-back beach town. It feels like it’s a million miles from Rio, but in actual fact it’s only a few hours.

The standard...

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I'm Ian Walker, an Australian freelance journalist and travel writer who ditched his job as a full-time newspaper reporter to move to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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