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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I'm the founder of Mirantes Mototravel Brasil, a privately owned tour operator that organizes adventurous motorcycle tours across Brazil, offering some of the best riding on the planet in the biggest country of South America.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
South, South-east and north-east of Brazil
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Rest of Brazil
Other travel / language expertise?
I speak Dutch, English, French, Portuguese (and some German, Italian and Spanish)

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The Magic of Itatiaia National Park in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro State


Itatiaia National Park is the first and so also the oldest National Park of Brazil. It was inaugurated in 1937 and covers almost 30.000 hectares of the

larger Environmental Protection Area of the Mantiqueira mountain range.

Getting there from Rio de Janeiro is a +/- 200 km drive via the BR116 (Rio – São Paulo). The distance from São Paulo is about 250 Km. I’m

lucky to live in Volta Redonda, which is…


Posted on February 15, 2014 at 12:57pm

Brazil's Hidden Gems: Vassouras, the City of the 19th-Century Coffee Barons

One of the biggest economic drivers of 18th-century Brazil was coffee, and in the same…


Posted on January 6, 2014 at 2:10pm

Five Lesser-Known "Must-See" Places in Brazil

Being a motorcycle traveler, for me, “a place” is not as much a city or a village, but rather a region where I travel through. I rarely have a fixed route plan when I leave on a trip, just a general idea of where I would like to go, and the places I would like to visit along the way.

Most of the time I get tons of information about interesting things or places to see on the go, from local people, and that is how you come across some of the most amazing places.

Since I moved to…


Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:30am

Climbing Up Sugar Loaf Via a Steel Cable...Just Another Way to Get to the Top


If you want to tell people you have seen Rio de Janeiro, there are a few “not to miss” attractions and one of them is the Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf). Most people go to the summit of Sugar Loaf the normal way: by cable trolley. Few people know that there are alternative, more adventurous ways to get there. One of them is a walk to the top (referred to as “costão”), a three hour walk which involves a little rock climbing, but nothing…


Posted on November 25, 2013 at 2:16pm

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