7 Annoying Things Which Are Universally Hated By Tourists

7 Annoying Things Which Are Universally Hated By Tourists

This post has been published in collaboration with Isabel Leong, travel blogger at Bel Around the world, and author of the article below When we go on holiday, there are some things which are annoying for everyone. We’re supposed to be relaxing, but can’t help finding...
4 best trails to hike in Rio de Janeiro

4 best trails to hike in Rio de Janeiro

My dear Lola, “Cidade maravilhosa” (as Rio is also known), a city built more than 450 years ago and which became once the capital of one of the largest countries in the world, it includes in its urban structure large green areas, such as Tijuca National...
How to pack for a trip to Rio de Janeiro?

How to pack for a trip to Rio de Janeiro?

Note: This post was originally published in October 2nd, 2016 in Brazogo.com as a mutual collaboration between “My dear Lola” and the new Brazilian company. How to pack for a trip to Rio de Janeiro?   Traveling to Brazil without a swimsuit? Planning an adventure...
Best budget snacks in Rio

Best budget snacks in Rio

This post has been published in collaboration with Brazogo, a brand new brazilian company that designs Rio de Janeiro‘s online guides after completing a personal survey and based on individual preferences, including only things their customers are interested in...
Walking Rio de Janeiro’s city centre

Walking Rio de Janeiro’s city centre

My dear Lola, It has been said that the best way to know a city is by foot, discovering each of its streets and getting lost at each of its cross roads. Rio de Janeiro, confused by many as the country’s capital due to all its tourist attractions and because of...
The ultimate guide to travel for free

The ultimate guide to travel for free

My dear Lola, “Traveling is never a matter of money but of courage” Someone told me this sentence once, and from the other side of the world, while traveling around South America for the first time alone with my 13kg backpack, I understand the meaning of each of its...
20 things you need to know before traveling to Rio de Janeiro

20 things you need to know before traveling to Rio de Janeiro

“Every country a different world, and every world a different culture” I’m not sure who uttered these words, but he was right. Although Brazil was for many years under Portuguese control, there are differences that characterize Brazilian people and...
Favela Rocinha, Rio’s less friendly face

Favela Rocinha, Rio’s less friendly face

  My dear Lola, The first image that comes to our head when imagining Rio de Janeiro is none other than the marvellous Brazilian beaches, muscular and tanned bodies flaunting on the long coastal promenades, and the Sun (and therefore, high temperatures)...

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