How to Make a Caipirinha – Brazil’s National Cocktail

The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, built around Cachaça, a unique Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice. The origin of this cocktail is disputed: some believe it originated as a cure for the Spanish Flu whilst others believe it originated on sugarcane farms. A popular drink sold everywhere from Brazilian restaurants, … Continue reading How to Make a Caipirinha – Brazil’s National Cocktail

A Visit to Rio de Janeiro’s Legendary Maracanã Stadium

TRIP Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Estádio do Maracanã is a football stadium that has a seating capacity of 78,838.  Having hosted two FIFA World Cups and one Olympic Games, the Maracanã is considered by many to be one of the world’s most historic football stadiums. TAP Originally built for Brazil’s hosting of the … Continue reading A Visit to Rio de Janeiro’s Legendary Maracanã Stadium

How to Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro

TRIP The Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião is a modern cathedral located on the fringes of Rio de Janeiro’s city centre. This classic piece of mid-20th century South American modernist architecture is a must see when visiting Brazil’s most popular city. TAP The Metropolitan Cathedral is anything but traditional. Its conical design urges those who … Continue reading How to Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro

A Trip to the Top of the Altino Arantes Building in São Paulo

TRIP Also known as the Banespa Building, the Altino Arantes Building is one of São Paulo’s most recognisable skyscrapers. Although not São Paulo’s tallest building, the Altino Arantes Building stands out amongst the city’s crowded skyline due its distinctive design and striking white facade. TAP Over 60 years since its construction, São Paulo’s third tallest … Continue reading A Trip to the Top of the Altino Arantes Building in São Paulo