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Top 05 types of popular brazilian junk food

So your at the end of the daily budget and there’s still a meal to go. What can you do with $5.00 in your hands and an apetite for some brazilian junk food? 1- Cachorro quente (Hot dog) They’re on every corner of the big cities and even in smaller towns. The hot dog stand […]

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Experience Brazil: The Amazon forest – idyllic beaches and lavish nature all in the same place – welcome to Belem!

Pará is a massive brazilian state in the Amazon forest roughly 1.250.000 square km – thats like the size of Alasca – If it where a country it would be 22nd on world ranking. Belem – the state capital sits right at the last turn of the great amazonian river basin where it meets the […]

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Experience Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to Belem in the Amazon forest

That morning I had jumpped out of bed – around 06am – late – you  could imagine for the 6:58 flight from Rio till the northern capital of ‘Belem’ in the second biggest brazilian state of Pará. Luckily I was at the hotel ‘Marajó’ in Rio – Centro – (clean – reasonable – moneys worth – […]

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10 top Vegan restaurants to enjoy in Rio

Borough of ‘Botafogo’ – RJ 01 – (Organic refectory) ‘Refeitório Orgânico’ It serves breakfast – buffet. Opens Monday to Saturday from 11am to 04pm Address: February 19th Street, 120 – House 2 Phone: (55) 21 2537-0750 Site: http://www.refeitorioorganico.com.br 02 – Vegan Chacara ‘Vegana Chácara’ Serves lunch with ‘dishes of the day’. Opens Monday to Friday […]

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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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Experience Brazil: Tips for Belem in the Amazon forest – Emilio Goeldi Museum

Today’s tip – Emilio Goeldi Museum in Belem Just a few miles from the ‘Docas’ in downtown Belem lays perhapst the best surprise in the city – the Emilio Goeldi Musuem. The entrance can deceit you as it’s highly modest, and after purchasing a ticket for R$ 2,50 (roughly $0,75 – 2016 currency) your ready […]

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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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Experience Brazil – Pirenopolis – Day 01

Highway Brazil visited Pirenopolis or Piri as its called, on the Easter holiday in late March/16. Beeing a relished holiday – one of the busiest of the year – prices were high. We stayed at the ‘Rancho do Joao’ inn – on one of the main streets in town, at a price range of around […]

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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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