Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.
In Salvador de Bahia, locals throw one hell of a party every Tuesday, writes Ute Junker.
Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.
I was in Paris last April walking down one of the grand boulevards when a woman walking towards me suddenly bent down and picked up something.
Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the grandest holiday in Brazil, annually drawing millions of people in raucous celebrations. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air 'bloco' parties that precede one of the world's most infamous festivals. The event climaxes with various samba schools competing in the annual parade at the Sambadrome.
For the 2014 World Cup but for travellers to Brazil, everyone is a winner, writes Michael Visontay.
In the nation's music capital, Ute Junker uncovers her Brazilian side.
Home of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil has always been a hot destination. But now it's even hotter. From the party atmosphere and world-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the remote, wild jungle around the Amazon river, Brazil offers adventures to suit all kinds of travellers. It's the world's fifth largest country by both population and geography, so there's plenty to explore.