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Unique and unusual places to stay in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

Private Yacht in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro The boat is anchored in the bay, near the quay of the schooners, in the Historic Center of Paraty in Rio de Janeiro state. Boarding is done with an inflatable boat with a 15hp engine. No one better than the sailor Michel to be your host on this […]

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Holidays in Brazil: check out the best cultural centers

OZI and 30 years of street art exhibition CEF - Brazil - photo: highway Brazil

‘Bank of Brazil’ and ‘Caixa Bank’ are cultural centers par excellence They’re a kind of barbican center of brazilian culture – a place where you can see the grand master painters of the past along side their modern and contemporary peers. The ‘Bank of Brazil‘ and the ‘Caixa Economica‘ cultural centers are par excellence havens of […]

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Belo Horizonte Travel Tips – cuisine, arts and culture!

Belo Horizonte (Beautiful Horizon) – in Minas Gerais state – was the first brazilian planned city. One interesting aspect of the original design is the abundance of parks and squares. The city is known in Brazil as the ‘national capital of the pub’. Belo Horizonte has the highest concentration of bars and pubs per capita […]

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Ouro Preto – ‘Black Gold’ in countryside Brazil

Ouro Preto Brazil (Black Gold) is a small historic and touristic town located in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ouro Preto was at one time the most populous city in Latin America, with an estimated population of 80 thousand people back in 1750. At that time, the population of New York was […]

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Top 10 Brazilian Museums

One of the leading world tourism sites,Trip-Advisor, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Museums election, and two brazilian museums were amongst the 25 best institutions in the world: the ‘Instituto Ricardo Brennand’ in the northeastern city of Recife – Pernambuco and the ‘Inhotim’ Museum em the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. But beyond these […]

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Belo Horizonte nightlife – Savassi – Day 03

We start the day with a visit to the Praça do Papa (Pope’s Square), nice people, families, childrens, picnics and a great view of the city. Near the square is the famous Rua do Amendoin (Peanuts Street). A lot of people go there to check out the mystery of the slope. By car, exit, leaving the engine […]

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Belo Horizonte – Liberty Square and Mangabeiras Park – Day 02

Our second day starts with a walk in the heart of Belo Horizonte at the Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square). Getting there is easy, there are more than 20 bus lines that pass through there every day, just read the itinerary that is written next to the bus door. A taxi is not expensive if you are near […]

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Belo Horizonte – Pampulha Lagoon – Day 01

In the city of Belo Horizonte (Beautiful Horizon) in Minas Gerais state, one of the most famous spots is the Pampulha Lagoon. An amazing place where tourists can visit the architectural complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer, an artistic milestone in modern architecture. The Pampulha Lagoon is scenery of major sporting events like the International Tour of […]

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Brazilian versions of the Way of St James Compostela

You don’t have to go to Spain to make a self discovery journey. There are cheaper options even in Brazil. Who are thinking of making the trip but not yet made ​​a financial planning you may be surprised by how much you spend. The French way, more traditional and chosen by more than 70% of […]

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