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Rio Othon Palace on Copacabana Beach

With only 10 days left in Rio de Janeiro, my apartment was scheduled for renovations so I needed to find a place to crash. Luckily, my friends over at the Rio Othon Palace in Copacabana Beach had an extra room available for me. The hotel is one of the tallest and …

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Beaches & Buggies in Natal Brazil

Natal is my favorite city of the four major northeastern Brazilian cities (Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador), because it seems the cleanest, safest and most visually stimulating them all. While Salvador reigns supreme as the culture capital, Natal is undeniably the epicenter of an endless supply of ridiculously beautiful beaches. If you …

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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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Brasilia, The Futuristic Capital [VIDEO]

In 1956, Brazilian President, Juscelino Kubitschek decided it was time to move the nation’s capital from the southern city of Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. He marked off vacant land in the middle of the country and commissioned renowned Brazilian architects, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer to …

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