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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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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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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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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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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 ...

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, ...

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,

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. ...

Brazil: 50 Years Past Part 5

By Chip Kishel
January 6, 2015

A story of a young American boy and his family living in Brazil from 1962 to 1964.

During the writing of my story some long ...

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Brazil: Introducing Belem

By Derek Lacrone
January 6th, 2015

Being outside around midday makes you feel like a vampire trying to get a tan, as the burning sun digs deep into your skin to make certain

Brazilian Rain

By Alastair Kinghorn
January 6, 2015

Everyone that I have ever met has had their own ideas about rain. I have visited more than thirty countries worldwide, and although ...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Carlinhos Cruz

December 23, 2014

Carlinhos Cruz, singer and song-writer, started playing music aged 10 taking up the sounds and rhythms of his native city of São Paulo. Having built a musical career ...

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