This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.
From surreal sunsets to ancient ruins, Brazil's neighbours enthral Bellinda Kontominas.
From local cuisine to rock scrambling to hang gliding - here's much more to Rio than beaches.
Valparaiso is not just a very viable stopover, it's a revelation.
Brazilian beaches are a backyard for the rich and favela-dwelling alike, for people of every shade and every shape, and without a shred of self-consciousness.
A young English girl says what we're all thinking: That is the weirdest thing I've ever tasted.
And don't forget dessert – churros con chocolate, of course.
Don't agonise over whether to see the mighty Iguazu Falls from Brazil or Argentina – just do both.