All posts by Siv Klepp

Siv is from Klepp, a small village somewhere in the South of Norway, and came to Rio de Janeiro in March 2012. She loves cycling and hiking and it didn't take her long to find the best tracks in and around Rio. Loaded with plenty of tips and information on where to go, she's excited to tell you all about it!
Rio carnival

Rio Carnival

Do you want to be part of one of the greatest show on earth? The countdown for Carnival 2015 has already started! Carnival in Brazil is celebrated in towns and villages all over Brazil, but Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the carnival capital of the world. No wonder, during carnival season Continue reading

Lopes Mendes Hike

Voted as the most beautiful beach of Ilha Grande and as one of the top beaches of the world, the hike to Lopes Mendes Beach should be high on your priority list while you are staying at Ilha Grande. When you reach the 3 km long white sand beach, with crystal blue water, you’ll be glad for the refreshing coolness of the ocean.  A popular beach for surfers, the Lopes Mendes beach offers great waves and plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing beach afternoon.

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Ilha Grande – the Paradise Island

Ilha Grande – the island that today seems to be heaven on earth used to be home to a high-security prison. The famous hideaway for Cariocas and tourists alike offers a complete contrast to Rio de Janeiro.  But Ilha Grande has not always been a tropical paradise for tourists. Because of the Continue reading