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We were very excited for Day 16 of our journey with port of call Paraty, Brazil. With it’s hyped colonial architecture and cobblestone walkways it was sure to be fabulous. The historic center of the city is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another interesting fact: the city was built below sea level so that […]

Leaving Santos behind we woke up off the coast of Ilhabela, Brazil. A beautiful island with 85% of the land protected as a state park. This day we joined an excursion offered by the boat to spend time at a popular beach and then a waterfall located in an Atlantic tropical rainforest. Before any of […]

Following Montevideo we arrived at the port of Santos, Brazil, the gateway to São Paulo. Having had enough large city time, we chose to stay in the port city of Santos. We hoped the provided shuttle to a local shopping mall and then fired up the Uber app to take us to the historic downtown. […]

Those that have followed our blog on prior journeys know we are big fans of the hop on hop off buses you find around the world in most major cities. There is no better cheap way to independently see a city’s highlights! We began in the port terminal buying our passes and before long we […]

After the Azamazing evening, we had another full day on our own in Montevideo. From the port, the City has a well marked pedestrian walkway into the most scenic area. There we found numerous shops, restaurants, and points of interest. Jen cannot help herself but to tour a cathedral, so the Montevideo Cathedral was a […]

One of the wonderful things about Azamara Cruises is they tend to include more overnights in ports. As a result of that, they include a special evening event during each cruise they dub an AzAmazing Evenings. These are always fun, but the evening in Montevideo set a new bar. Side Note: this is the first […]

We arrived on the morning of December 22nd in Montevideo, Uruguay. Plans called for an excursion to a winery for a bit of cooking and of course wine tasting. This was without a doubt one of our best experiences of any vacation. Upon arriving at Bodega Spinoglio, we were immediately drawn to to the smells […]

We arrived in Buenos Aires in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December the 21st. With two full days to enjoy the City of 15+ million, we took our time disembarking the ship and making our way into the urban landscape. The first thing we noticed were Lionel Messi jerseys as far as the eye […]

Day 7 of our journey landed us in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. We were so delighted with this stop that we began to wonder about real estate pricing 😄 @karaline_brasher you probably are not surprised 😉 We chose an excursion that included a bus tour hitting the town’s highlights before focusing on Carlos Paez Villaro’s […]

We began our journey with a direct flight out of Miami to Rio not without incident. After boarding the aircraft on time, we were immediately concerned with a prevalence of flight mechanics coming and going from the cockpit. After some time any a few “updates” by the captain, we were directed to deplane due to […]