Havaianas and Hammocks

A romantic beach destination that’s great for couples and perfect for post-Carnaval relaxation in Brazil.

“Life is better in flip flops” – Unknown

Armação dos Búzios, Brazil

Last month, I spoke about the first part of our trip to Brazil Sequins and Samba which was simply too incredible to compact into one post, and I only went for a week! I saw next to nothing of the beauty this country has to offer, yet I can’t stop going on about it. Having crammed as much as possible into lively Rio de Janeiro, and after an 11.5 hour flight from the UK, I ended our holiday in Brazil with a relaxing beach break. This was very much appreciated after all the early starts of city exploring and late nights of street dancing. A friend who used to live in Rio recommended Búzios, roughly a 3 hour drive from the capital, for a wind-down and rest-up in a stunning location. Continue reading “Havaianas and Hammocks”


Sequins and Samba

How to enjoy a long weekend in Rio for bucket list worthy Carnaval with Tucan Travel.

“Life is for those who know how to celebrate” – Osho

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Everyone has something in life they have always wanted to achieve. Every year, I look at the flights and hotels in Rio around Carnival and groan at how expensive it becomes at this popular time of year. Next year, I tell myself. But if you always say ‘next year’ it will never happen. So, despite not really being able to afford this one, last summer I booked flights and a tour package to Rio de Janeiro for February 2017! Sometimes, the things we look forward to the most and for the longest, can never live up to our incredibly high expectations. ‘Carnaval’ was everything I’d dreamt of … and more. I feel so blessed to be able to share with you this month a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading “Sequins and Samba”