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Sao Paulo City - A Gourmand‘s Dream

By Marilyn Diggs
July 21, 2015

The joke in Rio is that restaurants replace beaches for entertainment in São Paulo. It‘s true. Brazil‘s gastronomical capital keeps
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Brazil: Nature and Culture Combine in One Delightful Spot

By Marilyn Diggs
July 21, 2015

View works of art, listen to classical music concerts, attend cultural lectures and drink tea in one lush and peaceful setting. Sounds too ...
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 Language
16 Funny Brazilian Expressions

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
July 21, 2015

Brazilian Portuguese is a curious language, being a mix of traditional Portuguese and the indigenous languages of Brazil. In the ...
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The Best Festivals in Brazil for the EDM Lovers - Part 1

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
July 21, 2015

When people think about partying in Brazil, scenes from carnival are the first thing that come to mind. But what many don‘t
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 Language
6 Common Mistakes Foreigners Make Trying to Speak Portuguese in Brazil

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
June 17, 2015

When travelling to foreign countries, it is always worth making an effort to learn and speak a few words of the native language. ...
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: 10 Hiking Trails for Nature Lovers in the State of São Paulo - Part 1

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
June 17, 2015

The state of São Paulo has a lot more to offer than being the largest city in South America. Its countryside is teeming with opportunities ...
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 Culture
Understanding Brazil: Cloning

By Ricky Skelton
May 12, 2015

I was travelling in one of Brazil‘s tourist towns a while ago and withdrawing stupid amounts of cash every day to cope with it all. Back
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Brazil: Gerson‘s Law

By Ed Catchpole
May 12, 2015

Brazil's intelligentsia has often considered the question "who are Brazilians?" This was an important issue in the 1920s when the character ...
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 Interview
Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

May 12, 2015

This week in our continuing Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes series we have an interview with Denise S. Read on as Denise tells us about her impressions of foreigners, ...
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 Around Brazil
Great Things To Do In Brazil: Hike The Dois Irmaos Trail

By Steve Nelson
April 15, 2015

Rio de Janeiro has many trails that take you to the peaks of mountains in and around the city. One of the more interesting of them is the
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: Foz do Iguacu - Out of This World

By Jeremy Clark
April 15, 2015

This past November I headed back to Brazil for my vacation, this was my eighth trip there. Since I was young, I have always been interested ...
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 Around Brazil
Brazil: A Capixaba Carnaval

By Shaun Alexander
March 16, 2015

"Where are you going for Carnaval?" Or, in other words, where are you travelling for Carnaval - that's the most common question among Capixabas ...
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Brazil: Opening a Business in Rio is Not For Wimps or Dummies

By Julia Michaels
March 16, 2015

The first step taken on a path from Santa Barbara, California, to Rua Barão da Torre in Ipanema was when Sam Flowers was a mere ten-year-old,
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Brazil: Beyond Pregnancy

By B. Michael Rubin
Feburary 18, 2015

I recently had a medical exam called an echografia in Brazil. I‘m not sure of the English term for it, but by way of visualization, ...
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Brazil: Gringos‘ Biggest Party Mistakes in Brazil

By Mose Hayward
Feburary 18, 2015

Whether you‘re kissing, drinking beer, dancing, or fondling your new love-interest, chances are you‘re doing it wrong, gringo. ...
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