Beaches in Trancoso (3)

05 December 2012 Published in City Guide
Photo collection of beaches in Trancoso, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
Trancoso is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho.

Beaches in Trancoso (2) - Praia do Rio da Barra

04 December 2012 Published in City Guide
Photo collection of beaches in Trancoso, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
Trancoso is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho. These photos featured on this page are of 'Praia do Rio da Barra'.

Beaches in Trancoso (1) - Praia Do Espelho

03 December 2012 Published in City Guide
Photo collection of beaches in Trancoso, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
Trancoso is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho. These photos featured on this page are of 'Praia do Espelho'.

A Hidden Jewel in Trancoso - CASA TIBA

23 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
I was struck by the beauty of design of the villa captured in this photo above. When I first came across this photo on an online interior magazine a while ago, the villa was introduced just as an example of beautiful architecture and interior design. I was like "wow, this is my dream house" . . .

White Washed Church, A Symbol of Trancoso

09 November 2012 Published in City Guide
"The main square as the 'Quadrado' is perched on a cliff, overlooking 2 rivers and the ocean. Standing at the end is the beautiful white washed São João Batista Church - Brazil's 2nd oldest Church." - CASA LOLA

Nostalgic Color of Trancoso Captured by Grace Oda

09 November 2012 Published in City Guide
Beautiful photos of Trancoso captured by photographer, Grace Oda.
The picture above caught my eye and heart among many others. I'm glad I found her. Every one of her photographs makes me smile :)

Eco-Conscious, Laid-Back Hotel Created by a Designer - UXUA CASA HOTEL

09 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
Restored fisherman houses, natural/reclaimed materials, Brazilian craftsmanship and antiques, a flowing transition of indoor/outdoor living, along with the concept of preserving the local traditions and environment… all of the elements in this hotel make me smile.

This lovely hotel located in 'Quadrado', the center of Trancoso, Brazil, represents laid-back southern Bahian lifestyle. It's not difficult to imagine that if you stay here, you will feel like local. That's what I want when traveling.

Colorful, Cute Houses in Trancoso

09 November 2012 Published in City Guide
Photos taken in Trancoso, a tiny fishing village in Bahia, Brazil.

These colorfully painted houses were originally fisherman houses and now turned into boutiques, bars and restaurants, and inns.

Rustic, Bohemian Chic, Designer's Vacation Villa - Casa Lola

09 November 2012 Published in Where to Stay
Rustic, chic, simple, natural… are the keywords I'm always drawn to. Every single element of this vacation villa in Trancoso, Brazil, pleases my eyes. The villa has warm welcoming atmosphere, yet sophisticated in details. No wonder. This beautiful house is completed by a New York based interior designer.

Xunantunich Maya Ruins

09 November 2012 Published in City Guide

If traveling to Belize, I would definitely visit some of Ancient Mayan archaeological sites.

Xunantunich Maya Ruins is one of the top list.

Located near the Guatemalan border in the village of San Jose Succotz, Cayo District of Belize, Xunantunich sits atop a hill overlooking the Mopan River and the Cayo District. I'd love to climb to the top of El Castillo, the largest pyramid within the site, to see a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view over the jungle and river valleys.