A guide to Rio’s neighborhoods – Ipanema

Okay, so I know that Copacabana is the beach most people associate with Rio de Janeiro; however, if I only had one day to spend at a beach in Rio, Copacabana wouldn’t be the beach I choose. If I had to choose only one, I would choose to go to Ipanema beach over Copacabana for…

A kiwi guide to Taupo, New Zealand

I’m currently working on walking the line between appreciating my country through the eyes of a tourist, without becoming an actual tourist in my own country. From this perspective I present to you, my kiwi guide to Taupo, New Zealand. For more on Taupo check out my follow me post about my weekend away in Taupo. Otherwise enjoy…

A guide to Rio’s neighbourhoods – Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro is a gigantic city – according to a random google search I did it has a population of 6.2 million (UN  data). Now I’m from New Zealand, a country with an entire population of 4.4 million, so a city of 6.2 million is still new to me. Needless to say it was a bit overwhelming…