Lonely Planet has named Brazil the most exciting place to visit in 2014, and I totally agree. Brazil is preparing for two of the world’s premiere sporting events, 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
In a little more than three weeks I will be flying back down to Brazil where I’ll spend a few days in Belo Horizonte to visit family. I’ll then fly over to Rio de Janeiro where Sergio and I will spend a week with a couple we’ve become friendly with over the past 18 months then just the two of us will drive down to Paraty; a Portuguese colonial village on the water three hours south of Rio for some rest and relaxation before heading home.
Want to see what other destinations rounded out Lonely Planet’s top ten destinations to visit in 2014? Link here: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014.