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Brazil

Paraty

Hot Chocolate at the Cultural Centre, Paraty, Brazil

We first saw the Cultural Centre in the historic pedestrian centre of Paraty our first night in town. Right next to it is a music school that had a group of adults singing which caught our attention and then we noticed the colourful pictures inside. Unfortunately they were just about [...]

August 10th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Caminho do Ouro, Paraty, Brazil

It takes about 5 hours by bus to get to Paraty from Rio but believe me, it is worth it. Paraty is stunning. It’s port is full of colourful boats eager to take tourists out to visit the bay. It is surrounded by lush rainforests and jam packed with historic [...]

August 8th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Cafe Pingado, Paraty, Brazil

The cobblestone streets in the historic center of Paraty are slippery. You really need to pay attention where you walk but still I can’t help getting distracted by the white buildings with their colourful doors and windows. Downtown Paraty is a traffic free zone . The city has been able [...]

August 6th, 2012|

Rio di Janeiro

Hot Chocolate at La Bicylette, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jardin Botanico in Rio is beautiful. Even if you are not a garden type of person this one is quite stunning. Founded in 1808 the 140 hectare park lies in what is colloquially known as “the arm pit of Christ”, in the neighbourhood directly underneath the right arm of the [...]

August 31st, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Kopenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I spent a bit of time searching online for hot chocolates in Rio before I set foot there. In many of my searches and conversations with locals, Kopenhagen came up. Kopenhagen is a chain or chocolate chops across Brazil (in 60 different cities in fact). They have been around for [...]

August 15th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Cafecito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At night, rua Paschoal Carloso Magno in Santa Teresa, Rio, comes alive. The street is lined with bars and restaurants serving Bohemia beer and local dishes. There are a handful of small stores featuring local artists and handicrafts which all get a steady stream of locals and tourists alike. It [...]

July 5th, 2012|