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The Life and Music of Baden Powell

By Pedro Souza
November 28, 2017

The guitar is an instrument that has inspired millions of people all over the world, giving birth to a plethora of musicians that took the instrument to its limits and created new forms, some more enduring than others. Among this legion of guitar players, few musicians have been able to play the instrument with as much mastery, intimacy and passion as Baden Powell de Aquino, more commonly known as Baden Powell. read more

18 Astonishing Facts About the Amazon Rainforest

By Pedro Souza
November 28, 2017

Covering most the northwest of Brazil as well as parts of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Suriname, Guyana and French Guyana, the Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world. This forest has always fascinated and inspired those who have seen its beauty and amazing biodiversity. To get you better acquainted with it, we have compiled some facts about this wonderful forest. read more

Amazing Animals That Inhabit the Amazon Rainforest (Part 1)

By Pedro Souza
October 31, 2017

Covering a great part of the northwest of Brazil, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse environments in the world. A plethora of incredible animal and life species inhabit this gargantuan forest, hundreds of thousands of them still undiscovered. Below, we have compiled some of the most fascinating animals that live in it. read more

Trails in the State of Rio de Janeiro for the Outdoors Lovers

By Pedro Souza
October 31, 2017

Rio de Janeiro is indeed a beautiful state. Being home to an array of dazzling beaches and arguably the most beautiful city in the country, it also has much more to offer. If you are a fan the outdoors and know how to appreciate a good day hiking, there are many trails available for you to choose. To help you with your choice, we have selected some of the best trails in the state. read more

Things To Do in Curitiba

By Pedro Souza
October 3, 2017

The seventh largest city in Brazil, Curitiba, is the capital of the state of Paraná. Known for its excellent planning, Curitiba is one of the best places to live in Brazil, as well as a great place to visit as well. If you plan on going there, take a look at our recommendations and make the most of your trip: read more

Slangs and Expressions from Maranhão

By Pedro Souza
October 3, 2017

Known for the beauty of its idyllic beaches and sand dunes, Maranhão is definitely a state worth visiting. For you to get acquainted with the local language, we have compiled some “Maranhense” slangs and expressions. read more

Charming, Beautiful and Bucolic: Come Visit Paraty!

By Pedro Souza
September 4, 2017

In the Corredor Verde (Green Corridor), an exuberant corridor that runs along the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, one will find the city of Paraty. Settled in the 15th century by the Portuguese, Paraty was part of the Royal Road, which was a route used to transport gold during the colonial times. When the inner roads were opened in the late 19th century, the city was forgotten and froze in time. It was later discovered as a tourist destination and has now become one of the most popular coastal cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. read more

Slangs and Expressions From the State of Paraná

By Pedro Souza
September 4, 2017

In the south of Brazil lies Paraná, a state famous for its araucaria forests and for the Iguaçu Falls, which is one of the most dazzling sights in Brazil. These and other wonders await you if you ever decide to explore Paraná. If you do, it might be a good idea to get acquainted with the local language. With this in mind, we have made a compilation of slangs and expressions from Paraná. read more

Museums to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

By Pedro Souza
August 8, 2017

Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide for its scenic beauty, warm beaches and vibrant carnival. These are all worth a visit, but the “cidade maravilhosa” has a lot more to offer. Rio’s cultural life, for example, is rich and diverse. To help you in delving into this less known side of Rio, we have made a compilation of 4 of the best museums to visit. read more

The Indigenous Influence in Brazilian Cuisine

By Pedro Souza
August 8, 2017

The indigenous people of Brazil have been here long before Pedro Álvares Cabral arrived in 1500 on an expedition. Through the years they have been systematically marginalized, living now mostly in the edges of society. Yet, Brazilian culture as a whole has assimilated much from indigenous peoples. This influence is observable in many areas, from the language, which has incorporated many native words into Portuguese, to the habit of taking showers daily. Yet, in few areas is the native influence as alive as in Brazilian cuisine. read more