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Year: 2017

Discovering Foz do Iguaçu - Devils mouth
Brazil

Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Argentina

Introduction Foz do Iguaçu was a destination that we chose back in 2015, before Discovering Destinations was even in the picture. During recent travels, numerous people showed interest in wanting to visit Foz. This is when we thought to write about Discovering Foz de Iguassu. According to Wikipedia, the site consists of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km. It was also chosen as one of the “New Natural Seven Wonders of the Word”. Where to stay? Foz do Iguaçu offers many Hotel options that are easily found in Hotels.com and other hotel websites. One of the most difficult things to do when travelling is finding the right accomodations, especially if you don’t know the city.  We needed to decide

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Discovering Campos do Jordão - pico de Itapeva
Brazil

Things to do in Campos do Jordão

Another refuge from São Paulo If you live in São Paulo or simply passing through, look no further than Campos do Jordão for a quick getaway.  There is plenty to do in this city, be aware it’s not a beach destination.  However, it’s worth a visit ! Campos do Jordão is roughly 170km from São Paulo, which represents approximately 3 hours by car or bus. Campos do Jordão is a famous winter destination for São Paulo residents.  It is one of the fifteen municipalities of São Paulo and considered a climatic stay by the government of São Paulo.  The city offers a pure climate and mountainous region reaching at top altitude of 1,600 meters.  It’s a very pleasant tourist spots,

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Discovering Paranapiacaba - city view
Brazil

Day trip to Paranapiacaba

A lovely city with a nice history This little charm of a city is but 1 hour away from São Bernardo do Campo or 2 hours away from São Paulo city centre. Panapiacaba is a great option to spend some time outside the busy city.  There are many things to do there, such as, having a good lunch or coffee, visit the Museum Train Station or the Church.  There is also an option to enjoy the nature with waterfalls, hiking, campgrounds and take one of the many ecco tourism provided by local tourist agency. Paranapiacaba history Paranapiacaba inaugurated in the mid 1860 thanks to the São Paulo Railway.  In 1874, the station opened under Alto da Serra, and was later called Paranapiacaba.  It first served as a passenger

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Discovering São Paulo - holambra windmill
São Paulo

Discovering São Paulo – Holambra and Campinas

Discovering São Paulo – Holambra and Campinas Why Holambra and Campinas combined ?  Because Holambra is such a small town, you can see practically everything in one afternoon.  You have the possibility of driving from São Paulo and back in the same day (roughly two hours each way) or make a pit stop in Campinas (roughly 50 minutes from Holambra) to sleep overnight. We opted to sleep in Campinas because we wanted to discover more and we were visiting friends. About Holambra Holambra is a cute city in the countryside of São Paulo.  The city was founded in 1991 near Campinas in virtue of a Holland colony.  When in Brazil, it’s the closest thing to seeing the real thing !  In a very

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Discovering São Paulo - holambra windmill
Brazil

Countryside of São Paulo

São Paulo, is the most populated city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Yet it’s not considered the hot tourist destination in Brazil, but Why? More to São Paulo Many people consider São Paulo for business purposes only. Little do they know that São Paulo is rich in culture and famous for the night life. Additionally there’s a great and unique restaurants offering with international and local Brazilian cuisine. Also, load up your wallet for the amazing shopping malls with current a great exchange rate. We call tell you, that being one of the biggest metropolis in the world, São Paulo can be scary at first. It’s ok to feel that way as you should take

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Discovering chocolates - Paris
Discovering : Best Adventures

Discovering Easter chocolates

Discovering a world of Chocolate EASTER countdown !!! Easter is about the celebration of Jesus Resurrection and it’s commemorate by Catholics around the world as one of the most important Holidays for those who follows the religion or have faith in Jesus as God’s sun. However, it does also commemorate as the Holiday where all children, and adults too, get “Easter Eggs Chocolate” as a gift, which are usually specially decorated. According Wikipedia, the custom of the Easter egg originated in the early Chirstian community of Mesopotamia.  They stained eggs with the colour red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. As such, for Christians, the Easter egg is a symbol of the empty tomb. The oldest tradition

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Discovering
Discovering : Best Adventures

Discovering how to get started

‘Discovering how to get started’ is for all the curious cats out there. Our goal is to reach out to those who want to travel and invite them to JUMP. If until now, you’ve just dreamed about travel, we would like to help you.  If you are the least bit curious about discovering new destinations, new cities and cultures then this is for you.  First things first, get your passport (if you don’t already), pick a destination and start researching.  Lookout for tips along the way. 1. GET your passport !  It can feel like a catch 22 at times.  ”Should I get my passport or just wait until I find a destination to visit ?”  We can tell you from experience, you’ll keep going around in circles

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