When we think of festivals, we often picture trampled city streets shot through with bright streamers. We hear the rumble of drums and the hooting crowd.
“Come on,” my bestie said after breakfast at our hostel, “let’s just have a little stroll and see what’s around.”
There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, it’s more remote than iconic Brazil and English is not widely spoken. But it’s worth the effort because you’ll be blown away by its natural beauty, fascinating history and energetic locals.
When we started out on our 42 kilometre trek along the Inca Trail, I was full of morbid questions; questions I really should have researched before booking the trip.
Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia arrived in Australia on New Year’s Eve 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream (and probably a few other things).
There is nowhere in the world quite like the Galapagos Islands. And it’s hardly surprising – you wouldn’t expect the place that shaped Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution to be just another run of the mill travel destination, would you?