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Brazilians Speak Portuguese, Not Spanish. Here’s Why.

Planning some Brazilian Day festivities? A little Portuguese might add to the ambiance. Yes, Brazilians speak Portuguese and not Spanish. As the only country...

You Can Do This: Shadowing The Spirit Of Jobim

It’s Bossa Nova’s 60th birthday and we’re at the half-way point in Antonio Carlos Jobim’s personal year (he was born on January 25th); the...

True Story: Traveling on Brazilian Time

Antonio Carlos Jobim once famously remarked, “Brazil is not for beginners.” Have time for a story? It's about traveling on Brazilian Time. If you’ve never...

You Can Do This: Exploring Rio’s Santa Teresa

Crossing over from the patina of centuries-old Santa Teresa to the music and nightlife district of nearby Lapa has become a popular pastime for...

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Summer-Stretching Concerts

Now that Winter has officially begun in Brazil, you’d be right in thinking that you would need a pretty good reason to fly south...

You Can Do This: Blue Note Jazz Club Opens In Rio de Janeiro

If you’re looking for reasons to visit Rio de Janerio, here’s another one you can add to your list, and it’s so good we’re...

Explore Michael Palin’s Brazil Documentary

Brazil is big. Bigger that the European continent, bigger than the United Sates. Its history and people are equally impressive and Michael Palin’s documentary...

You Can Do This: Find Jobim’s Place On The Beach

Take a late-afternoon walk along Ipanema beach and you’re sure to see it: A statue honoring Brazilian singer-composer Antonio Carlos ‘Tom’ Jobim at the...

You Can Do This: Salvador’s Mercado Modelo

Salvador, Bahia is renowned as the nexus of Brazilian culture and for its close connections to Mother Africa. Truth is, there is nowhere else...

You Can Do This: Garota da Urca Bar

The Garota da Urca Bar (Av. Joao Luiz Alves 56) is one of the few remaining locations of the original Garota de Ipanema (Girl...