Next stop: Buzios

My best friend just announced that she is getting married on October. Not only I am honored to be a part of their love celebration, I am also thrilled that I will be reunited with so many friends back home. It will be a beach wedding in my favorite place in the world: a charming fish town north of Rio de Janeiro.

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Búzios may have a reputation as the St Tropez of Brazil but for Brazilians it is as much a family-friendly destination as it is a place for the jet set to be seen. A small but glamorous former fishing village just two hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro, its standing as the weekend getaway resort for wealthy Cariocas (the vernacular for Rio residents) is rooted in the 1960s when the actress Brigitte Bardot hid from the press in Búzios with her Brazilian boyfriend. ― Francesca Steele

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