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5 Brazilian Dishes You Should Try

Posted on February 6th, 2016 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer February 6, 2016 Brazilian cuisine is extremely rich and diverse, being influenced by Portuguese colonizers, African slaves, Brazilian natives and immigrants from all over the world. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the best dishes the country has to offer. 1. Feijoada One of the most traditional […]

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Paragliding With Basir Up in the AIR

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by gringadmin

By Laura Ferreira January 11, 2016 On the western end of the beach city of Santos, there is a hill that rises sharply, one hundred and eighty one meters above the sea. A paved but neglected road winds up the hill, through a small favela, ending abruptly at what is arguably the most gratifying vista […]

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Personal Documents in Brazil: The Basics

Posted on January 9th, 2016 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer January 9, 2016 If you are a foreigner that wants to live in Brazil, you should know a few things in advance. One of these things is what sort of documents you will need in order to live, work and drive here and how to get these documents. The first […]

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Come Taste the Wonders of Mineira Cuisine

Posted on January 9th, 2016 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer January 9, 2016 Minas Gerais is a state in the southeast of Brazil marked by rolling hills, mountains and a sky that is said by some to be the bluest in the country. Minas has played an important part in the history of Brazil, playing a role akin to the […]

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Applying for a Brazilian Tourist Visa

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer December 12, 2015 Important Note: Although this information should be correct at the time of publishing, you should always check immigration information with your local Brazilian consulate. After all you heard about Brazil you have decided it is finally time to pay a visit and enjoy what the country has […]

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The Gringoes Guide to Dating Brazilian Women

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer December 12, 2015 So you have heard quite a lot about Brazilian women before, and maybe you have dreamed about finding yourself a Brazilian babe. Now that you are here, it is time for you to spring to action. However, if your image of Brazilian women comes from watching videos […]

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8 Tips For Beginners Learning Brazilian Portuguese

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Pedro Souza

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer November 13, 2015 So you are thinking about spending some time in Brazil but you feel the language to be a problem. In fact, Brazilian Portuguese is not the easiest language to learn, and things get even trickier when dealing with spoken Portuguese, which is full of slangs and expressions […]

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The Beauty of Capoeira, a Martial Art Disguised as a Dance

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer November 13, 2015 In the streets, parks and beaches of Brazil, one often sees groups of people gathered in a circle, playing instruments while two people inside the circle sway, kick and dodge to the rhythm of the music. This is capoeira, a Brazilian martial art practiced through all of […]

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Brazilian Franciscans Celebrate 25 Years Missionary Work in Angola

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by John Fitzpatrick

By John Fitzpatrick November 3, 2015 (Header Image: Celebrating 25 years of missionary activity in Angola) An exhibition has just been held in So Paulo to mark 25 years of missionary work in Angola by members of the Brazilian Order of Franciscans. The event was held in the historic So Francisco church and attracted hundreds […]

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Brazil: Get Me to the Church on Time – Prokofiev Style

Posted on October 18th, 2015 by gringadmin

By Larry Ludwig October 18, 2015 Sergei Prokofievs Opera “Monastery Weddings” is sheer JOY! He composed this work at the onset of World War II, in 1940. Think perhaps to escape for but a brief few hours into a delightful comedy with which to forget the doom and gloom of Stalin purges and the horrors […]

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