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12 Tips For Enjoying Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
February 6, 2016

So you have finally decided to go the legendary Carnival party in Rio and see what the hype is all about. I guarantee you will
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 Culture
5 Brazilian Dishes You Should Try
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
February 6, 2016

Brazilian cuisine is extremely rich and diverse, being influenced by Portuguese colonizers, African slaves, Brazilian natives
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 Trips
Paragliding With Basir Up in the AIR
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
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 Culture
Personal Documents in Brazil: The Basics
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
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 Culture
Come Taste the Wonders of Mineira Cuisine
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
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 General
Applying for a Brazilian Tourist Visa
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
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 Culture
The Gringoes‘ Guide to Dating Brazilian Women
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
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 Language
8 Tips For Beginners Learning Brazilian Portuguese
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
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The Beauty of Capoeira, a Martial Art Disguised as a Dance
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
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 Around Brazil
Brazilian Franciscans Celebrate 25 Years Missionary Work in Angola
By John Fitzpatrick
November 3, 2015

(Header Image: Celebrating 25 years of missionary activity in Angola)

An exhibition has just been held in São Paulo to mark 25
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Brazil: Get Me to the Church on Time - Prokofiev Style
By Larry Ludwig
October 18, 2015

Sergei Prokofiev´s Opera "Monastery Weddings" is sheer JOY! He composed this work at the onset of World War II, in 1940. Think perhaps
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Sao Paulo Slang and Expressions
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
October 18, 2015

When trying to speak Brazilian Portuguese, the language that is used on a day-to-day basis is riddled with slangs and expressions.
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Brazilian Customs and Etiquette: Some Things You Should Know
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
October 18, 2015

Brazilians are known throughout the world as warm and friendly people. They are also usually receptive towards foreigners,
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Around Brazil: Sao Thome das Letras
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
September 26, 2015

An alternative paradise in the state of Minas: Come taste the magic of Sao Thome das Letras.

Located near Três Corações,
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10 Brazilian Movies You Should Definitely Watch - Part 1
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
September 26, 2015

The Brazilian film industry is highly underrated. Although few national movies have become popular internationally, Brazilian
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 Culture
Seven Brazilian Desserts Every Foreigner Should Try
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
August 25, 2015

Brazilian cuisine is really diverse and tasty as well. When it comes to sweets and desserts, there is a whole world of sugary
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 Culture
Getting Married in Brazil
By Pedro Souza, Staff Writer
August 25, 2015

So you have found your love in Brazil and wants to get married, but between you and your (hopefully) happy marriage, there stands
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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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