Ibirapuera

Ibirapuera Parque

with high-rise buildings all round!
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The Sao Paulo metropolitan area is just huge, almost 19 million people, and Ibirapuera Park (Parque Do Ibirapuera) is a large park of almost 2 sq kilometers within the city area. There is only one other larger park, Carmo Park, within the Sao Paulo urban area.

Not surprisingly, on Sundays Ibirapuera is jam-packed with Paulistanos (people born in Sao Paulo) out getting some fresh (for Sao Paulo!) air. Continue reading

Glenmalure Loop


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The fabulous valley of Glenmalure lies just an hour south of Dublin in the middle of the Wicklow Mountains.

Stunningly beautiful, far less crowded than Glendalough and the option of somewhere really great to have refreshments or a meal after a hike – Glenmalure is a place to go. Continue reading

Tinahely Loop

viewThe Tinahely Loop is perfect for a substantial hike, starting and ending in Tinahely, south County Wicklow. The guide says 25km but my ViewRanger route tracking app says 22km. The ‘No Dogs’ condition should be observed for reasons obvious to responsible people.

The official guide suggests parking up and starting from the old Railway Station at Kilcommon Bridge about three kilometers outside the village. Continue reading