Category Archives: South America Guides

The Diverse World of Brazilian Music!

Brazilian music is some of the most diverse in the world and has evolved over the last 500 years. It has  given birth to many different styles and dances. Despite African, Amerindian, and European influences, Brazil produced a variety of original and unique sounds. Some of these original tunes have even risen to international popularity, most famously "The Lady from Ipanema" a Bossa Nova classic, and the recent pop hit, "Ai Se Eu Te Pego". Below are some of the most popular styles of Brazilian music. 1. Read more [...]

Top Destinations In Olinda

The top destinations in Olinda make this city not only an ideal place for retirement but also as an interesting holiday destination in Brazil and South America.  The city is steeped in history, being one of the oldest cities in Brazil and its city centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to historical infrastructures, Olinda is also home to numerous art studios. Here are some of the top destinations in Olinda: Historical centre.  Olinda’s historic centre has Read more [...]

Top 5 New Destinations for 2014

If you’re bored of package holidays to Tenerife or weekend breaks in Paris and you’re thinking of travelling somewhere a little more adventurous in 2014, check out our top five new destinations to inspire your 2014 travel itinerary: Havana, Cuba Less than a hundred miles from Florida, a trip to Havana is a little like stepping back in time to the fifties. There are narrow cobbled streets and wide boulevards that are full of old cars and Spanish buildings coloured in fading yellows, blues Read more [...]

The Best Time To Visit Mindo, Ecuador!

The best time to visit Mindo is another example of how terrain and geography have a stronger effect on the conditions of the environment than the very seasons itself. Ecuador is a very fascinating country because, despite of its relatively small size, it contains four distinct ecological zones – a truth usually reserved to nations with large geographical coverage (ex. United States of America, China, Mexico, and Brazil). The town of Mindo is located to the northwest of Quito, Ecuador’s capital Read more [...]