Category: Brasil

Batman Alley street art in Sao Paulo
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The Best Street Art in Sao Paulo

In a city known for the high quality of its street art, Batman Alley stands out as particularly awesome.  Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Vila Madalena, Batman Alley is an outdoor gallery with every spare inch of space covered in street art.  The work is ever changing as artists create new works and in

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Fun Facts About Iguazu Falls Brazil
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10 Fun Facts About Iguazu Falls in Brasil and Argentina

You can hear the thunder of Iguazu Falls long before you can see them.  The Iguazu River appears calm as you watch it drifting along between Brasil and Argentina and then suddenly it drops in a spray of noise and water. Fun Facts About Iguazu Falls in Brasil and Argentina Here are 10  Iguazu Falls

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capoeira a brasilian martial art
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A Memorable Capoeira Demonstration in Sao Paulo

The first time I heard of Capoeira it was a fitness class described as Brazilian dance exercise. Sort of like Zumba but from the last decade.  Since I have zero co-ordination, I never took the class. In Brasil, I discovered that capoeira was more than dancing and nothing like the Lambada, the Brasilian dance popularised in

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The House of the Brazilian Gaudi
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The House of The Brazilian Gaudi

It’s not often a place leaves me speechless.  Looking around at the trinkets cemented into the walls which were curved every which way, I was at a loss for words. We were at a house in Parasaipolis, the second largest favela in the largest city in South America, to visit the Casa de Pedra (The

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Football Museum at Pacaembu Sao Paulo Brasil
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A Fantastic Football Museum for The Beautiful Game

Confession:  I have limited interest in football (soccer).  Scratch that.  I have zero interest in football.  I pretend to pay some interest when my son starts going on about Arsenal, his favourite team but, only because I am being polite.  Besides, I am good at maintaining eye contact and pretending to be not bored out

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Paraisopolis Sao Paulo Brasil
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Paraisopolis, This Side of Paradise

The walls surrounding the houses get higher and higher as we drive closer to the favela.  Then suddenly there is a road with no walls.  The road’s dusty flatness comes us a surprise after the well-paved streets of the main city .  Welcome to Paraisopolis.  Somewhat ironically, the favela’s name translates as Paradise City.  It

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The Must-Visit Destination for Foodies in Sao Paulo

The Mercado Municipal in the city of Sao Paulo in Brasil has pretty much spoiled me for any fruit for the rest of my life.  I knew much of the fruit we got in Europe and North America came from South America  I had, however, never tasted the fruit when it was fresh and before

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Where To Hang Out With the Residents of Sao Paulo

Getting into Ibirapuera Park on the weekend is a challenge in itself.  You need to cross the pedestrianised walkway encircling the park which is a steady stream of people whizzing by on their bicycles, roller blades and skateboards.  With my friend’s children in hand (or possibly being braver, they took me in hand!), we decided

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The Truth About Toucans

I’ve been a big fan of toucans ever since I was introduced to Toucan Sam, the mascot for Fruit Loops cereal at a very impressionable young age.  (Hey – it was the 70’s! No one knew sugar cereals were bad for you.)  Apparently, I’m not the only fan of toucans.  These pretty birds are popular

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