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Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

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Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, pools and tropical gardens full of  flowers and tamarins…

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Fun House SP

funhouse-consolacao-2Set in an actual house, Funhouse is a unique mix of house party, bar, and mini-club.  the decoration is inspired by Coney Island in New York.  Personally, I think this is super random, I’ve been to Coney Island and besides the russian baths it’s not a place I would normally hang out at, plus Funhouse looks like a regular American carnival, I don’t see any resemblance to New York.IMG_1420_baixa-530x353

You see the bar…

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Where to stay in Iguassu

Where to stay in Iguassu

hotel-das-cataratasIguazu Falls are the massive waterfalls of the Iguazu River that separate Argentine and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are one of the 7 World Wonders so when I say it is an amazing place to visit, believe me it is! Now, when planning a trip to see such an amazing place it only seems right to stay in an equally fabulous place such as Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, which is the only hotel…

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Movie night in Sao Paulo V.I.P style

Movie night in Sao Paulo V.I.P style

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Folks, this is NOT your average movie night out…. Brazilians love anything that screams exclusivity and going to one of the VIP movies definitely has that appeal.  Right when you enter Cinapolis you will see a special lounge sectioned for VIP movie goers which includes a full bar, and select menu (not your average movie treats).   2014-04-18 18.42.34

I don’t know about you, but when I go to the movies popcorn is…

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Tapas in Copacabana

2014-02-23 21.45.45It’s Pre- Carnival Week so you know where I am…back in Rio!!!! To kick things off before heading to the First Bloco of 2014, my friends and I decided to try En Born, a cute tapas restaurant in Copacabana.  The restaurant was quite lively with people eating and drinking outside, it’s very ‘open’ and airy so you can see that the restaurant tries to create  a Catalan atmosphere with wood and light…

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New Yorker->CaRIOca turned 3 today!

New Yorker->CaRIOca turned 3 today!

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Where to stay in IlhabelaThere are lots of beautiful hotels in Ilhabela, however things book up pretty fast leading up to…View Post

Where to stay in Ilhabela

There are lots of beautiful hotels in Ilhabela, however things book up pretty fast leading up to…

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Gastronomic and Eco-friendly experience at Fazenda Catuçaba (awesome weekend trip!)

<img src="catucaba.jpg" alt="catucaba" />After an awesome 4 days in Picinguaba, we hit the road back up through the mountains to the sister property Fazenda Catuçaba. The drive is nice, you’ll see lots of lush greenery as you drive through the mountains in hill county with cows and horses…

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The most posh gym in BrazilAs many of you are aware I am a bit of a work out nut.  When I first moved to Sao Paulo I ‘tested’…View Post

The most posh gym in Brazil

As many of you are aware I am a bit of a work out nut.  When I first moved to Sao Paulo I ‘tested’…

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Brunch in MoemaStaying in Sao Paulo over the weekend? Feeling an intense chocolate craving coming on?  Head over toView Post

Brunch in Moema

Staying in Sao Paulo over the weekend? Feeling an intense chocolate craving coming on?  Head over to

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Graffiti: Rio’s Jardim Botanico

2013-12-09 07.32.11I did a very quick trip to Rio this weekend and wanted to share some of my new graffiti findings… unfortunately there was  large section that has been ‘whited out’ (below) which made me quite sad to see some of my favorite pieces have vanished:(…

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Dec 6

Graffiti: Wynwood Walls Miami

IMG_0196If you are passionate about graffiti the way I am (or are looking for an incredible cultural experience) you must visit Miami‘s ‘open air art park’ ie The Wynwood Walls located in the Design District, conceived by Tony Goldman.  This is the largest area…

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Dec 2
My favorite places in NYCWhenever I go to New York people ask me what I miss the most, what places I try to go to etc.  To…View Post

My favorite places in NYC

Whenever I go to New York people ask me what I miss the most, what places I try to go to etc.  To…

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Moving to Brazil? Here&#8217;s your packing list!People thinking of moving to Brazil or in the process of figuring out their , move reach out to me…View Post

Moving to Brazil? Here’s your packing list!

People thinking of moving to Brazil or in the process of figuring out their , move reach out to me…

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Every specialty food item you can imagine at Mercado Municipal

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Many cities in Europe and South America have a ‘Mercadão of some sort, i.e. a large specialty market offering the freshest and largest varieties of fruits, spices, meats/fish/poultry, nuts and more.  Located in São Paulo’s Centro neighborhood in a…

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