Some years ago I spent my summer holidays with my family in Brazil. My parents have both travelled through South America and my mother has even spent some time living in Brazil. She planned the whole journey showing different aspects of this huge country.
We started in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of the country that was a colony of Portugal. Fun fact, Rio has even been the capital of Portugal for a while in the early 19th century. We stayed in a hotel in Niteroi, it is safer there than in the city center and with the ferry it doesn’t take long to go to the center.