Brazil

Fusing Colonial And African Pasts In Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil

When the dreadlocked guy in front of me launches into a fusillade of back flips, that’s when I wonder if I’m doing something wrong. Okay, maybe not wrong exactly, but given the volleys of joyful activity all around me—samba dancers shimmying, youth with side-slung drums rapping out infectious tropical beats—my saunter down Av. Lafayete Coutinho […]

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Manaus, Brazil: Unlikely Heart Of The Amazon

Manaus, Brazil, the starting point for many Amazon River Cruises and jungle lodge tours, seems an unlikely city to exist in the remote reaches of Amazonas, Brazil’s largest but sparsely populated state. The bustling city of 1.5 million people lies along the banks of the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon’s two major tributaries, which […]

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Brazilian Bombshell: Pão De Queijo

There are many things to love about Brazilian cuisine. The mix of African, Indigenous, and Portuguese cultures is reflected in the wide variety of flavors in Brazilian food. Though it is said there is no one cuisine of Brazil, there are several dishes that travelers should be able to find wherever they are in Brazil. […]

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Essential Tips For Attending Carnaval In Rio De Janeiro

Carnaval is the music, costume, and hip-swinging party that has become famous all over the world. While the entire country of Brazil celebrates this festival in time for Easter, Rio de Janeiro has emerged as the capital for party-goers and all-night revelers. Here you’ll find pure samba kicking off the official four-day celebration with street […]

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Five Sites To See In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro brims with life and culture, music and dancing.  For travelers with limited time, the number of sites to see may seem overwhelming.  Between natural attractions, historical sites, museums, nightlife, and shopping, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone.  The following sites offer a perfect introduction to the city. 1. Sugar Loaf Mountain […]

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Choosing The Right Option For Your Amazon Tour

The vast majority of people visit the rainforest either by taking an Amazon Cruise or by staying in one of the many Amazon jungle lodges, which provide quality, hotel-style comfort, great food, professional guides, and fascinating excursions into the forest itself. Choosing the right option for your own Amazon tour will depend on your interests, […]

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LAN Announces New Routes To Easter Island And Iguazu Falls From Lima

LAN Airlines (now know as Latam Airlines Group) recently announced two new routes, direct flights from Lima, Peru to Easter Island, Chile and Iguazu Falls, Brazil, beginning in January, 2011.  These new flights will save time and money for passengers by eliminating connecting flights in Santiago, Chile and either Sao Paulo, Brazil or Buenos Aires, […]

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