Experience Small-Town Brazil in Cunha, A Colorful Village In The Paraíba Valley

Although there are dozens of interesting towns and cities within a three-hour driving radius of São Paulo, Cunha (pronounced “Kun-ya” or “Cuña”) is perhaps my favorite I’ve been to so far. This little village of only 22,000 residents is surrounded by rolling hills on all sides, and its best feature is undoubtedly its jaw-dropping views...

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The Best Beaches In Ubatuba, Brazil

Welcome to Caffeinated Excursions! In this post I’ll be sharing some of the best beaches in Ubatuba. This small beach town is one of my favorite destinations in Brazil so far, and I highly recommend visiting if you can! Ubatuba’s stunning beaches and beautiful mountain views make it the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature...

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Everything You Need To Know About Liberdade, São Paulo’s Bustling Japantown

In major cities around the world, Chinatowns and Japantowns are popular tourist destinations, and I think that’s because each one is unique. That’s especially true of Liberdade, the centrally located neighborhood in São Paulo that’s home to many of the city’s residents with Japanese heritage. If you’re visiting São Paulo...

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