Archive for the ‘Culture & Food’ Category

Beach Park Adventures in Fortaleza

Beach Park is Brazil’s largest water park and you’d be a fool to think I’d come this far and not go visit. I consider myself a water park aficionado, and when I found out that Beach Park was just a short drive away from downtown Fortaleza, I was all in! …

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Belo Horizonte Through Local Eyes

The reason I travel the way I do is because I believe local interaction is the key to understanding a place and culture. Building true friendships leads to the most authentic experiences and to me, that’s everything. I was fortunate to meet Rey (Reinaldo), a Belo Horizonte native, and someone …

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Pantanal Wildlife & Piranha Fishing

As mentioned in the video, The Pantanal wetlands weren’t even on my radar until I arrived in Brazil. Friends at the tourism board suggested I visit the region, so after a little research, I caught a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande for a four-day adventure. Campo Grande …

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Gluttony in Gramado

Just a two-hour bus ride from Porto Alegre is the beautiful town of Gramado, Brazil. Thanks to the Portuguese, German and Italian immigrants who settled here in the 1800s, the town’s architecture, food and culture makes you feel like you’ve landed in Europe rather than Brazil. I arrived from Porto …

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Porto Alegre: Gauchos, Galleries and Girls

Porto Alegre, home of great meat and beautiful women. If I made a welcome sign for the city that’s what it would say. Maybe it would have a Gaucho on their too, maybe holding a paint brush. Porto Alegre is the Capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do …

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