Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.
But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...
Once upon a time a group of young adventurers uncovered a country in South America, densely hidden in rainforest, far away from where Suri was telling them to go on their iPhones. The toe tapping sounds of Caribbean music drifting through the coastal breeze, tropical birds up high in the trees and the spray of the majestic Kaieteur Falls on their faces meant these travellers had found the adventure of their dreams. They had found Guyana.
You have researched your top 10 destinations, earmarked your favourite pages in the travel brochures, and even started learning some basic Thai but here comes the tricky bit- how do you save up for the trip of your dreams? Travelling can be expensive, but luckily for you we have come up with 7 top tips so you can add a new stamp in that passport as soon as possible.
1) Ditch the Starbucks
It might seem obvious but so much money is spent...
Day 5 of the Rio Carnival weekend and it is the night of the Sambadrome, when thousands of revellers flock to the purpose built stadium to watch the samba schools parade passed the judges, in spectacular costumes and on top of spectacular floats. You have to be there to believe it but until next year, watch this video to get a real glimpse of what it is like. You can browse all of Travizeo's photos and videos here or follow them onFacebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram.
Rio Carnival culminates in a huge, giant parade down the Sambadrome of samba schools showing off their moves under the watch of judges, tourists and locals. Greg and Carole were there from Travizeo to capture the action. These photos have been taken from their Instagram and Facebook pages.
When no selfie stick is available, improvise
You're going to need your energy for the Sambadrome
It is the Saturday of Rio Carnival and Greg and Carole from Travizeo have packed in even more sights, blocos and parties than before. Today they hit the beach taking in Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. These photos have been taken from their Instagram and Facebookpages.
Day 3 of Greg and Carole's Rio Carnival adventure. They took in all the sights and passed a couple of blocos in the process. You can browse all their photos and videos here or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram.
Check out Day 2 of Greg and Carole's adventure to Rio Carnival. Today they packed up their bags and headed to Rio on Jack, one of our purpose built expedition vehicles with 30 other lucky travellers. Every day they will be uploading a video of what they have got up to. You can browse all their photos and videos here or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram.