South America

Brazil Favela Tour: Climbing Dois Irmãos


A listless dog drifted by as two stocky men took a seat in the plaza. The men engaged in quiet yet intentional dialogue, as an elderly gentleman limped past clutching a small plastic bag of groceries. Several policemen looked on, assault rifles resting against their light blue button-down shirts. A fine mist began as I […]

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How to Hike Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Praia Vermelha Vendor

For an unforgettable view over Rio de Janeiro, tourists flock to Pão de Açúcar, a beautiful mountain peak situated in Southeast Brazil. Adjacent to Guanabara Bay, the area is historically rich and was first encountered by Portuguese explorers in 1502. The odd thing is, they thought they had discovered the mouth of a river — […]

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