A former prison known now as paradise, Ilha Grande attracts Cariocas and international tourists alike. With its beautiful beaches, white sands, and the Atlantic rain forest almost diving into the ocean, there’s no doubt as to why this is such a sought after destination.
Cobbled streets, colorful houses, vibrant atmosphere, and friendly people. All can be found in the beautifully preserved colonial town of Paraty in Brazil, just days before the start of the Carnaval.
Iguazu Falls is shared by Brazil and Argentina, and both sides are part of national parks. We arrived on the Brazilian side with the plan to cross over to the Argentine side the next day.
We had read about Ubatuba in an Argentine magazine and decided to give it a go. Although it rains quite regularly,it remains a great beach destination having more than 70 beaches and amongst them, Praia do Felix as one of the most beautiful in Brazil.
Imagine beautiful patterns and colors that turn into gorgeous handmade creations. This is what ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador is known for.
After the Galapagos Islands, it was time to discover another beauty: Cuenca. We had heard and read great things about this colonial jewel, and we were beyond excited to finally discover it.
We only had two days to explore the city before heading to our last stop: Peru. Instead of planning each day, we decided to take it easy, and just go with the flow.
On our last full day in the Galapagos Islands, we took a day tour to Seymour Norte Island to see the adorable blue-footed boobies.
I never thought of myself as an animal person, but after spending 14 days on the Galapagos Islands, I am now a changed woman :). Although I kept my distance, I found myself admiring the wildlife that makes the Galapagos Islands unique in the world. Seymour Norte makes no exception…
Isabela Island was my favorite island in the Galapagos. Less touristy than Santa Cruz, much more chilled, and I dare to say, more beautiful.
We went from sunbathing to trekking in the same afternoon, and I had my first snorkeling experience there. If we ever go back to the Galapagos Islands, Isabela will be my first choice.
Bertrand loves volcanoes. Don’t ask me why. Me, on the other hand, I’m not that keen, but because I am the best girlfriend in the world, I agreed to go for 48h to the almighty Cotopaxi Volcano.
Cotopaxi is an active volcano in the Andes Mountains, located about 50 km south of Quito, Ecuador.
Quito is the most beautiful capital city in South America. I know it’s a big statement, but it’s true. Prior to visiting Quito, we had seen our fair share of beautiful cities such as the marvelous Rio de Janeiro, the vibrant Buenos Aires, and the charming Sucre.