Category Archives: Brazil

South American olympic medal count and other interesting trivia.

11 countries from South America went to London this year to compete in 2012 Olympiad. Out of those countries only three have won medals so far: Brazil with the count of 6, Colombia with 3 and Venezuela with 1. The … Continue reading

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Flags of South America part 6 – Brazil

Brazil, the largest country on the South American continent and undoubtedly of the most recognizable and colorful nations in the Southern Hemisphere. Brazil is famous for many things: soccer, beautiful and exotic beaches, exciting cities such as Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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Carnival fun in Rio, animated style.

After visiting Brazil and Rio de Janeiro last August we were looking forward to seeing this animated feature. Curious to see how close the movie would portray this fantastic city and its vibe and culture. So on a Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

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In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

Before we embarked on our journey to Brazil last year I wrote about the search for the perfect caipirinha, the ubiquitous Brazilian cocktail. I vouched that by the end of the trip I will learn how to mix one myself … Continue reading

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In living color in Pelourinho

We returned to Bahia 2 days ago and met with Ana’s parents who came here from Argentina. We rented an apartment in a 27 story shoreline condo. We have a magnificent view to the west, over the bay and the … Continue reading

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The long journey to Morro de Sao Paolo

After the relaxing Amazon cruise we took a late night flight from Manaus, 2 am, to Salvador de Bahia to continue our journey. Our next destination was a boutique hotel on a remote beach of the Ilha Tinhare, south of … Continue reading

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The blond, the brunette and the Amazon cruise

After visiting one of the “eco-resorts” called Tiwa Lodge, just a 20 min boat ride across the water from Manaus we embarked on the much anticipated river cruise on the Amazon. The name of the company is Amazon Clipper and … Continue reading

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