Tiradentes

While in Brazil we stayed mostly in Rio but for four days we escaped to the mountains of Minas Gerais (the neighbouring state), to the historic town of Tiradentes.  Tiradentes (his real name was Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier) was an important figure in Brazilian history and was one of …

Museu Casa do Pontal

Whilst trying to keep a healthy rhythm for the children here in Rio we have been managing to fit a little bit of culture in between all the social events with family and friends. Not so easy. But at the end of last week we made it to the Museu …