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10 Things You Should Know Before You Visit Brazil

1 – Brazilians are never on time. They’re always at least 20 minutes late. Doesn’t mean they don’t care about your time or that you are not important. It’s just part of the culture – go with the flow. 2 – The “OK” gesture in Brazil is roughly equivalent to the 01 finger in the […]

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Experience Brazil: Pirenópolis – Day 03

The natural beauties and the sheer charm of the small colonial town of Pirenópolis in the midwest state of Goias – Brazil were the mane arguments for making it the first place the Olympic torch would visit after the capital – Brasília. Its colonial – neoclassical style architecture throws visitors back some 200 years in […]

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10 things you must know before visiting Brazil

1 – There are no introverts in Brazil (there are exceptions) 2 – English is not a widespread language (but Brazilians always find a way to communicate) 3 – Juice stalls are amazing (thanks to the huge variety of fruits that most of us never hear about: cashew, camu-camu , cherry…) 4 – Brazil is […]

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Brazil’s 10 Best Tropicalia Albums: Pop, Psychedelia & Politics

The late 1960s in Brazil saw the emergence of a short-lived though immensely prolific musical movement: Tropicalia. Combining genres like Samba or Forró with experimentalism and psychedelia, Tropicália engaged with political issues that had real relevance for Brazil, which at the time was living under a military dictatorship. It is not surprising that many Tropicália […]

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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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What’s best about Brasília

The bright yellow sun dominating the jaw dropping blue sky are first strong impressions of Brasília. The unique architecture of the city, the predominently residencial city centre, wide avenues and the open spaces shock the understanding of how cities should look and function. A trip down the centre avenues of downtown will quickly see you […]

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