20 Things Mexico is Known and Famous For

San Miguel de Allende

What is Mexico famous for? A haven of amazing food, stunning beaches, and live monuments, Mexico is known for ruins like the temples of Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan, resort towns like Cancún and Cabo San Lucas, quaint historic pueblos like San Miguel de Allende, and for its iconic capital, Mexico City. Mexican culture, which includes … Read more

19 Things Rio de Janeiro is Known and Famous For

rio is famous for the sugarloaf mountain

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s former capital and second-largest city, is a one-of-a-kind and mesmerizing place. Rio is known for the Christ the Redeemer statue — one of seven new wonders of the world —, for the stark contrast between its azure sea, lush forests, and towering cliffs, and for the joie de vivre of its … Read more

Brazilian Food Facts: Favorite Dishes, Eating Habits and More

brigadeiro chocolate ball

It still amazes me how little folks abroad seem to know about Brazilian cuisine. The tons of videos across the internet of foreigners trying a typical snack or dessert for the first time are proof of how underexplored this marvelous and colorful world remains. And that’s why on this post we’ll focus on facts about … Read more

Stereotypes About Brazil & Brazilians: How Accurate are Any of Them?

brazil woman swimming

Even though Brazil is an immense country where 210+ million people live, tons of folks abroad don’t know much about it beyond the trifecta soccer-carnival-nature. But these are far from the only stereotypes about Brazil that people bring up when they think of the South American country. So on this post we’ll be covering the … Read more

28 Brazilian Landmarks You Should Add to Your Bucket List

christ the redeemer

Yes, there’ll be plenty of Rio de Janeiro on our post. Yet, as a continent-sized country, Brazil has so much more to see! The Brazilian landmarks we’ll cover here include the unspoiled shore of Fernando de Noronha, the exuberant churches of Ouro Preto, and — of course — the quintessential statue of Christ the Redeemer … Read more

20 Things Bolivia is Known and Famous For

landscape of altiplano

Among so much more, Bolivia is known for its astonishing sights such as the Uyuni Salt Flats and Lake Titicaca, its quaint historic towns like Sucre and Potosí, and its impressive ethnic and linguistic diversity. The landlocked country in Central South America is the perfect destination for adventure-seekers who want to keep away from crowds.  … Read more

20 Things Uruguay is Known and Famous For

Uruguay is known as a predominantly flat country where ranching reigns supreme. It’s also notable for its virtually unspoiled coast, its high standard of living, and its socially liberal record in recent decades. Since we’re convinced the second-smallest country in South America deserves a lot more publicity, in this article we’ll cover the items that … Read more

20 Fantastic Things That Chile is Known and Famous For

Assuming you’re not from South America, Chile might come off as a stunning if quite mysterious country. Among countless other things, Chile is known for the vast and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Atacama Desert, for politically active people, and for cities that pop with culture and excitement.  Squeezed as it is between the Andes Mountains … Read more

21 Things That Argentina is Known & Famous For

Argentina is known for a vibrant culture that gave us tango, literary geniuses, and cinematic masterpieces. It’s also home to breathtaking landscapes such as the Iguazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia. And of course the capital Buenos Aires is a world of its own. The eighth-largest country on Earth, Argentina is a … Read more

19 Brazilian Drinks to Refresh You and Liven Up Your Trip

I wouldn’t blame you for picturing yourself sipping on an ice-cold, colorful cocktail or some freshly squeezed juice whenever you think of your next trip to Brazil. Let’s name a few names, though, so you know exactly which Brazilian drinks you’ll be ordering and when. From the best Brazilian alcohol to traditional beverages that everyone … Read more