Category Archives: Brazil

An insider look at a favela in Rio

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Share it now!Today I will take you on a tour through Rio de Janeiro’s infamous favelas. A favela is basically a slum in Brazil, commonly recognizable by hundreds of illegally constructed, brightly painted dwellings on the slope of a hillside. … Continue reading

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From the eyes of a local

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Share it now!My family was a Servas International (a global travel exchange organization with a mission of peace building) member ever since I was 10 years old. Back in India, we use to have people from all over the world … Continue reading

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The best national parks in Brazil

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Share it now!Natural landscapes, beautiful cascades, majestic waterfalls, diverse vegetation and fauna of various species are some of the charms that tourists can find in the national parks of Brazil. Here are the best ones as claimed by Brazil Ministry of … Continue reading

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Myths and facts of Rio

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Share it now!They say you never truly know a place till you actually go there yourself and experience it first hand. People warn you, advise you, paint a picture of a destination for you. But everyone has their own lens of looking … Continue reading

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Ipanema Hippie Market

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Share it now!Last Sunday, I was at the Ipanema Hippie Market in Rio de Janeiro. The Hippie Fair has been a tradition since 1968 and one of the must-see attractions in Rio. You will also find many locals strolling through the Praca … Continue reading

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Stew Pernambuco

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Share it now!Here’s a recipe for a traditional fish stew from Brazil. It incorporates a lot of vegetables and can be cooked very easily in a crock pot. The recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare but has a … Continue reading

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Top 5 must eats in Rio

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Types of Brazilian restaurants

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Share it now!Rio de Janeiro has taken concept restaurants to a whole new level. Outside of Brazil, we associate Brazilian cuisine with all you can eat steakhouses but that is only one of the offering you find here in Rio. In … Continue reading

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Brazilian shrimp soup

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Share it now!This past weekend I taught a cooking class on how to make hearty soups and salads that can be eaten as full meals. They are nutritious, filling and make wholesome entrees. Out of all the dishes we prepared, … Continue reading

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