Brightly colored graffiti art of buildings and the word Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro: No Bags, No Problem

Country Brazil | Related Post Rio de Janerio Day 2 we felt more confident, and walked to Centro for the “free” walking tour. It was wildly boring, so we ditched (giving a minimal […]

View of a tree and back of the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Rio de Janeiro: Fear & Excitement (Mostly Fear)

Country Brazil | Dates April 29 – May 2 | Accommodation Discovery Hostel Upon arrival in Rio, we got terrified due to so many warnings and shoved our valuables into our bras in large chunks […]

Paraty & Trindade: Beach, Brigadeiros and Blood

Country Brazil | Dates April 27-29 | Accommodation Che Lagarto Hostel, Macabéa hostel e Pousada Paraty is a beautiful historical town on the water. White houses and buildings, brightly painted doors and lampposts line cobblestone […]

Wooden plank bride in green grasses in Paraty Miram Brazil.

Paraty Miram: Wrong Bus, Right Hostel

Country Brazil | Dates April 26-27 | Accommodation ReMo Hostel After a morning at the beach in Ubatuba we trekked 30 minutes to town with our bags to the bus. We made it […]

Girl sanding in the water of Praia Do Pruirim breach in Ubatuba Brazil.

Beaches of Ubatuba, By Way of Rental Car

Country Brazil | Date April 25 | Related Post On Ubatuba We awoke early, bruised from the excessively hard hostel beds. We snuck (ran) out of the hostel to pick up our rental […]

Red, blue and green houses on the water in downtown Ubatuba Brazil.

Ubatuba (No Real Tubas Involved)

Country Brazil (Ubatuba) | Dates April 24 – 26 | Accommodation Withheld as I believe hostel owner monitors Internet for mentions On the bus to Ubatuba we drove through the mountains/jungle past beautiful […]

Three tall mirrored buildings and palm trees in downtown São Paulo Brazil.

São Paulo: Graffiti & A Not So Free “Free” Walking Tour

Beco do Batman + City We got up early and visited Beco do Batman, an alley famous for being constantly painted and repainted with graffiti. Located in Pinheiros, it was […]

São Paulo: Our Intro To Brazil

Dates April 22 – April 24 | Accommodation O de Casa Hostel It begins! We arrived at the airport, did the necessary things (customs, bag collection, bathroom, getting money), then boarded the […]

Setting out to backpack to South America.

The Beginning: En Route to South America

Welcome to the first official post of my blog, as our journey begins! Our trip started relatively uneventfully, with only some minor incidents along the way: 6 hours before we […]

Purple tank top, pink jacket, and black sneakers folded on rug.

Packing & Panicking

Usually I put off packing until an hour before my trip, but in this case I started getting stuff out a whopping 20 hours beforehand. Of course, I put off […]