Brazilian Carnival…Beyond Rio
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Brazilian Carnival…Beyond Rio

Some people think Brazilian Carnaval is just a debaucherous four-day party in Rio de Janiero but the rest of the country would have to disagree. Months leading up to Fat Tuesday, even the tiny towns are constructing elaborate floats, practicing samba routines, and gearing up for this nationwide party. Beyond the grandstands of Rio, here…

You Know You Are In Brazil When…
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You Know You Are In Brazil When…

If you couldn’t already tell from our five weeks of travel through Brazil, we love this place. But it is not just the pristine beaches, the exotic jungles, incredibly friendly people, and the potent caiparinhas that made us head-over-heels for the Brasileros. True love is in the quirks. Brasil’s got its own set of rules (or…

São Paulo: A Walk in the Park
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São Paulo: A Walk in the Park

Walking into a 20-million person city is a little intimidating but with our good friend and resident Paulista, Marcelo, as our guide, we saw the sweeter side of South America’s biggest metropolis. With a wild abundance of restaurants (12,500), bars (15,000) museums (110), and the craziest soccer scene, we had our hands full with good…

Salvador: The Soul of Brazil
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Salvador: The Soul of Brazil

Brazil’s deepest cultural roots lie in Salvador, the country’s original capital. Established by the Portuguese and built largely by slaves in the 16th century, Brazil’s unique blend of European and African heritage shine through in the most brilliant way. The historical section is divided into a lower and upper half and connected by funiculars and…