Brazil, the world’s fifth largest nation and the largest in South America, is a wonder of nature. It would take months, if not years, to fully explore its breathtaking landscapes and rich art and culture.
I’ve been to Brazil a few times, and I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.There are still far away places on my bucket list like the Pantanal and Lençóis Maranhenses that I can only dream about for now.
The view from Sugarloaf, Rio de Janeiro
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s Ipanema Beach
Caipirinha and Shrimp Cocktail at Box 32, a must-try local institution at Mercado Publico in Florianopolis
Enchanted Mountain Yoga Center, Garopaba, Santa Catarina
Praia do Rosa is one of the best beaches in the state of Santa Catarina
A fruit juice stand in Ferrugem Beach, Santa Catarina.
Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba
The Ópera de Arame (Wire Opera House) in Curitiba
Iguassu Falls is a must stop. Take a flight to Foz do Iguassu, or an overnight bus from Florianopolis
More Iguassu Falls – it’s just so breathtaking there
Largo do Cruzeiro de Sao Francisco in Pelourinho, Salvador
A gorgeous day at Barra Beach in Salvador, Bahia
Watching the sunset at Barra Beach, Salvador, Bahia
Sunset seen from Rio Vermelho, Salvador
Coconut Coast in Bahia. Imagine miles and miles of this.
Music is an integral part of Brazil anywhere, including at deserted Diogo Beach on the Coconut Coast
These rafts will take you to Imbassai, another gorgeous beach on Coconut Coast in Bahia
Boa Morte Festival in Cachoeira, Bahia is a must go in August
Cachoiera is also known for its fruits liquors. Try the maracuja one (passion fruit)
More on Salvador, Bahia here.