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Understanding Brazil: Protesting

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by Ricky Skelton

By Ricky SkeltonJune 21, 2011A lot has been made of Brazil’s strong economy, and complete avoidance of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis. Some put it down to Lula’s skilful handling of the economy, although as his policy was just to hope that Brazil didn’t catch the cold, then it was clearly nothing to do with […]

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Meet the Real Music Man” of Brazilian Musical Theater – Ed Motta”

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by gringadmin

By Josmar LopesJune 21, 2011What hasn’t musician, composer, singer, jazz-soul aficionado, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around nice guy Ed Motta done in his professional life?At its beginning – indeed, before there was even a beginning” to speak of – and long before Dancing with the Stars was born, Motta made his mark on the music scene as […]

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Do You Know the Origin of the Language We Speak in Brazil?

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by gringadmin

By Celisa CantoMay 31, 2011We are talking about one of the major languages of the world. It is the sixth most spoken language worldwide, spoken by more than 240 million people – Portuguese! Portugal, Brazil, and former Portuguese colonial territories (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tom, Goa, Macau, East Timor) – all speak PORTUGUESE! To […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Tanara, Itacare, Bahia

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanMay 31, 2011This morning once again I woke up in paradise – this time in Pousada Tanara. My eyes opened to an unforgettable scene of dawn breaking over Tiririca beach, a small bay flanked by palm trees and Atlantic rainforest; in the background the sound of the powerful ocean waves which are what […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on May 26th, 2011 by gringadmin

May 26, 2011Meet Chris Caballero who first visited Brazil 9 years ago. Read the following interview in which he tells us about some of his most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?I’m 38 yrs. old, orignally from […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Encanto da Lua, Marau, Bahia

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanMay 10, 2011Pousada Encanto da Lua is one of the most well known of the pousadas on the Peninsula of Mara and one with a superb reputation. It is also one of the bigger ones with 20 suites but it still manages to offer the intimacy of a smaller pousada due to presence […]

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Deep Throats” and The Return of Gerald Thomas”

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by gringadmin

By Josmar LopesMay 10, 2011He’s ba-ack! No, not Arnold, the ex-Governator, and certainly not The Donald, either. But, oh yes, The Gerald – Gerald Thomas, to be exact, the bad boy of Brazilian, American and European theater, and the uncrowned Prince of Puns.” After a nearly nine-month hiatus, brought on by his near mental and […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by gringadmin

May 10, 2011Meet Jaya Green who moved to Brazil over 10 years ago. Read the following interview in which he tells us about some of his most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?I am from California (Northern) […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Vila dos Orixas Boutique Hotel, Bahia

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanApril 19, 2011It was a balmy night with a full moon as I walked back to my bungalow at the Vila dos Orixas, but it was actually the sweet smell of frangipani like flowers as I passed the blue blue pool that swung it for me. This place is gorgeous.Rarely do you find […]

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Brazil Through Foreign Eyes

Posted on April 15th, 2011 by gringadmin

April 15, 2011Meet William Stewart who first visited Brazil 5 years ago. Read the following interview in which he tells us about some of his most memorable experiences and gives some useful advice to newcomers.1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, what do you do etc.?I am an early-60s (age) Americano […]

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