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Rio Carnival

The world’s biggest party is starting today – February 28th – and will continue with all its joyous dance and vibrant atmosphere until next Tuesday. We are of course talking about O Carnaval do Rioread more

Vila Isabel Float

Brazil in a few numbers

There are so many interesting things to learn about Brazil. It has the largest population in South America; it is the largest producer of coffee in the world. We could fill an entire post with superlatives!  In this post we will include 10 interesting facts about our native country.  read more

Brazil by Denise Mayumi

Reveillon – New Year’s Eve

Brazil is filled with a fantastic party atmosphere during New Year’s Eve for the Festas de Reveillon. One of the most famous destinations is Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.  Nearly 2 million people – all traditionally dressed in white – gather every 31st of December to welcome the new year – (cover photo by Leandro Neumann)

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by Leandro Neumann

Natal – Christmas

Brazilians love a good celebration –  as we all know  – and  Natal is not an exception.  There is a mix of African and European traditions that are part of Brazil’s Christmas season.

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Natal en Rio


If you’ve ever been to Fazenda the word picanha might ring a bell. But just in case, here’s a reminder on the top of this post…

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Picanha 13


Capirinha is synonym of Brazil, there’s no doubt about that.

Made with cachaça (ka-SHAAH-suh) it’s Brazi’s national cocktail. Cachaça is the nation’s spirit, a cousin of rum and is made from 100% fresh cane juice (unlike rum, which is made from molasses). read more

Caipirinha new


Capoeira is, according to those who know it best, pure art.  It is a mixture of sport, pop culture, music and martial arts.

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Capoeira Eduardo Otubo