When people think of the Amazon there are some inevitable stereotypes that come to mind and so many of these are completely wrong. Most people don’t realize that the Amazon is bigger than Europe with many diverse ecosystems, climates and regions. To think of the Amazon as one uniform green ‘blob’ on the map is as naïve as thinking that Lisbon and Moscow must be similar in landscape, weather and culture since both are in Europe… Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for April de 2010
Many of our travellers ask me what makes Rio de Janeiro such a ‘marvellous city’. Of course the scenery helps, and the geographical location of the city – set between a beautiful bay with dozens of mountains covered in Atlantic rainforest surely is crucial to creating a mindblowing first impression for those who first arrive.
However, much more than this picture perfect scenario, I believe it is the Carioca way of life that truly appeals to those who spend a a few days there. Read the rest of this entry »