Florianopolis

Location MapAm I in Greece now? All these South American cities are so confusing sometimes. Florianopolis definitely sounds Greek to me, but it’s apparently a Portuguese settlement in southern Brazil known for beautiful beaches and a good lifestyle.
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Gramado

Location MapGramado, yet another little piece of Europe stashed away in South America. This time I found a little piece of Germany up in the mountains of Brazil. Cosy wooden buildings, artisan chocolate shops, fairy lights and you’re almost in Bavaria. Definitely a Christmas in July type place and had it been a little further into winter with a bit more snow and the ice sculptures it would have been even more magical.
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Getting into the Foz of Iguaçu Falls

Location MapIt’s funny sometimes how seeing great things can spoil you. I’m not sure I can look at any waterfall the same way after seeing Iguaçu Falls. At a point we traversed about a kilometre of water which fed the most powerful and stunning cascades I have ever seen. I can understand the sentiment in the quote “Poor Niagara!” after seeing the sprawl of falls around the basin and Garganta del Diablo.
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Americana

I used to think Americana was just an album from The Offspring. It’s also a humble little city, smaller than my own, but home to some very kind people who have raised some of the amazing people I know.
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Sao Paulo

imageSao Paulo, one of the world’s biggest cities. When you include all of the metropolitan areas you pretty much have the population of Australia in one place. That’s phenomenal! but it’s not hard to believe once you try to catch the subway at peak hour. The people look extremely diverse. Stand in the street for five minutes and try to pick the origins of the people walking past you and you’ll constantly be bemused and intrigued.

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