You can't put a price on self-care... After the year I've had losing my earthship - my mum, I couldn't imagine being genuinely happy again - or have the confidence to share moments of happiness so openly. Each day comes with its own challenges, however I'm at a place where I feel the presence of loved ones... Continue Reading →
This African Entrepreneur is on a mission to show the Africa Brazil doesn’t see…
A touch of Africa in Rio - Africa Arte As a journalist/blogger/visual artist - and an African myself - I have a deeply rooted interest in sharing narratives of Africans across the diaspora. There's an indescribable connection, and, let's call it what it is - privilege(!) that comes with sharing "I'm from Ghana" when I meet... Continue Reading →
Beach, Mountain, Forest… or simply Rio de Janeiro?
It's a coincidence that todays Daily Prompt is Places; Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely? (Daily Prompt). Well why have somewhere else entirely when Rio de Janeiro has all those in one city?! I'm back in Rio where my journey in Brazil started a few months ago. On my arrival to the city, the... Continue Reading →
Curves of Architecture: MAC- Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Niterói
This famous creation by Oscar Niemeyer completed in 1996, can be found across the Rio-Niteroi bridge from Rio de Janeiro City. The futuristic building is beyond its time, resembling a floating flying saucer over Niteroi bay. It's circular interior exposes stunning panoramic views across Guanabara Bay, along side a range of Contemporary art. The the basement... Continue Reading →
National Historical Museum, Rio de Janeiro
Away from the tourist attractions of Sul Rio, wonder in to Centro, Rio's historical centre where you'll find the Museu Histórico Nacional situated. It's worth spending a few hours to grasp a deeper understanding of Brazil's history. Also home to The Line restaurant. Praca Marechal Ancora, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... Continue Reading →
“Ay calor!”… Things are heating up in Rio!
If I leave Rio having learnt just one new word, it would have to be "calor"- "heat". And to say it the correct Carioca way would simply be (with lots of sensuality); "Ay Calooor!" Don't forget to repeat it at least 5 times to yourself and anyone else around you- just in case they too have... Continue Reading →
You are ‘who you meet!’… And what you eat!
I'm honestly so humbled to meet so many good people during my travels who have some positive influence on me. Brazil has been no exception. After a meeting up with a group at Parque Large, organised by Rio Walkers, we headed to Lapa by bus. I got talking to Alberto. It wasn't long before I... Continue Reading →
The Friends… All Seven!
It's quite common to have a travel partner, but to travel with seven of your closest friends is really an indulgence! And the lucky girl to have her friends with her as she celebrated her 21st birthday is Kim! The group from Cape Town, South Africa are spending 3 weeks in Brazil. They were hosted... Continue Reading →
Tour Guide to Rio de Janeiro
The best way to see Rio de Janeiro is with a local who can show you not only the important tourist attractions, but also the hidden gems the city has to offer. Meet Rodrigo Pires. He has worked as a Tour Guide in Rio for 7 years. Extremely passionate about his job he tells me,... Continue Reading →
Carnival has arrived early!
This weekend is an opportunity to experience carnival- for free! And we like FREE. Yes we- that's me, Jean and Alberto. An interesting trio we make. Myself from London, Jean from Belgium and Alberto (a travel journalist!!) from Italy. We share a common interest to experience the best of Rio! Yesterday was the first day... Continue Reading →