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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 […]

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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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03 great craft beers you must taste in Rio de Janeiro

‘Uma gelada’ (translates as ‘an icy’ on google) thats how brazilians ask for a cold beer at bars, obviously due to high average anual temperatures. More than 90% of beers are pilsen and roughly the same percentage are concentrated in 05 brands of the Inbev brewery. You’ll find them in 99% of all bars, pubs […]

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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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IlhaBela – an idyllic spot in the nothern coast of São Paulo

‘If there is a paradise it must be near by’ – that was what the Venitian descobridor Americo Vespucio said about the nothern coast of São Paulo in near by ‘IlhaBela’ (literally beautiful island in portuguese). Usually remebered as the finance capital and economic power of the nation, São Paulo goes frequently unmensioned when it comes to beautiful […]

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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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Top 15 Brazilian Train rides: part 3

11. The Railroad of Campos do Jordao (São Paulo): part of the Mantiqueira circuit, the Campos do Jordao Railway is centenary: was opened in 1914 and its original purpose was to facilitate the transport of consumptive patients for Campos do Jordao treatment sanatoriums. Today in its 47 km long, you can make many rail trips […]

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