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The Sounds and Sites of Rio

Az The World Turns - Written by Bonnie MacLaird

Say the word “Rio” anywhere in the world and they’ll know you’re referring to Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa of Brazil. Lush, tropical, vibrant, musical…all these adjectives come to mind when remembering Rio. All of Brazil is beautiful, but I’m enamored with the coast of Brazil. The beach towns along the coast are old and established, yet cater to the well-traveled with quaint hotels and plenty of boutique shopping. I felt like a discoverer the first time I visited the cobblestone streets of Parati, or Brigitte Bardot’s favorite town Buzios. But I’m a city-girl at heart and Rio steals it every time.

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Nights and Cool Places with Azamara

For many years I found myself explaining to yet-to-cruise travelers that the true selling point of cruise travel is that you are not packing up your suitcase every time you move from one destination to the next. Cruise ships leave each port around sunset, sail at night, and you magically wake up the next day in a new destination.

Beautiful sunset

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Insider Access – Agro-Culinary Tours

At Azamara Club Cruises, we’ve launched new small-group land excursions to private homes, farms, villas and villages. These exclusive, small-group tours are dubbed Insider Access because they bring locals and cruise guests together, going behind-the-scenes and into private homes.

A family villa in Lucca, Iraly
A family villa in Lucca, Italy.

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Eat Like A Local In Turkey

I was reading the May issue of AFAR Magazine over breakfast today. This is AFAR’s annual Food Issue and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a magazine junkie and amateur foodie like me. The inspiration for this week’s ‘AZ the World Turns’ blog is a sentence by the Editor-in-Chief, Julia Cosgrove, “As with most of my travel memories, those from my Turkey trip are entwined with what I ate and drank there, and with the meals shared by friends old and new.”

Photos from the Selcuk Market during a recent Azamara cruise to Kusadasi, Turkey
Photos from the Selcuk Market during a recent Azamara cruise to Kusadasi, Turkey.

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