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Brazil by Bus | Expat in Brazil

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Expatbrazil welcomes Greg. In his first post he helps you travel Brazil by bus. He's done the research to make your trip planning easier.
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Life in Brazil
Life in Brazil, through the eyes of an expat living in Brazil since 2007
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Move to One of the Worlds Sunniest Places | Britannia International

Move to One of the Worlds Sunniest Places | Britannia International | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
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The Architecture of Rio de Janeiro

The Architecture of Rio de Janeiro | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
In advance of Carnival and this summer’s World Cup, Lee F. Mindel tours the Brazilian metropolis's greatest architecture
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The Best Organic Food Spots in Rio

The Best Organic Food Spots in Rio | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Finding organic food in Rio is not always easy, especially compared..."

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If you're visiting or planning a move to Rio de Janeiro knowing the best places to get what you want can make life so much easier. This is a great guide from the Rio Times on the best places to buy or eat organic food.

 

We're very lucky in Saquarema, we're surrounded, like many small Brazilian towns, with a plentiful supply of local producers of which we are one. We personally grow oranges, tangerines, limes, bananas, coconuts, avocados, tomatoes, cashew, melons, mangoes, pineapples, lots of different Brazilian fruits and many vegetables. On saying that I will be taking a look at some of these option when I'm next in Rio.

 

I eat much better whilst in Saquarema than the UK because there simply isn't any ready meals and convenience products that are jammed packed with processed rubbish so I'm never tempted to be lazy and eat crappy food. Of course it's coming and small product lines are appearing, steak/chicken in various sauces and other rubbish but I shall not be tempted (I hope) and shall continue cooking good home made organic food. 

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World Cup 2014 Camping Rio

World Cup 2014 Camping Rio | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Camping has quickly become a viable alternative as Brazil's hotels, pousadas, and hostels increase prices for the World Cup time frame. When using hostel booker, I tried several dates while the games will be held in Rio de Janeiro.
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Interesting article about Rio accomodations for the World Cup 2014

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Brazil in 2013

Brazil in 2013 | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil has been on the top of the list of emerging markets for the last years. Is this going to change from now on? In 2013, we certainly had negative signs: weak growth, inflation, and political i...
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Discovering Açai, and Finding the Best Mix in Rio de Janeiro

By Joanna Hansford, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Açai has become one of Brazil's more trend-setting exports for the he
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What do you think every foreigner should know about your country?

What do you think every foreigner should know about your country? | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
David Takmoto Castro's answer: Brazil.

* No, we don't speak Spanish, we speak Portuguese.
* Our capital is not Buenos Aires.
* Rio de Janeiro alone is not Brazil.
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A Brazilian sets you straight about the myths that surround Brazil.

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hermansantiago's comment, January 10, 4:03 AM
I think "everyone" including those mentioning other countries should also learn a bit about each country they visit, from friends from and look toward any connection with it. Country exploration and history, whether good or bad, is very interesting and provides insight to origins and customs.
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Brasil 360° experience

Brasil 360° experience | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it

Welcome to Brazil 360, an interactive journey that will take you to see the most varied Brazilian landscapes, in a completely new way.


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Three Tips to Sound Like a Native Brazilian Portuguese Speaker

Three Tips to Sound Like a Native Brazilian Portuguese Speaker | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Language Learning Tips Learn Brazilian Portuguese. October 17, 2013. 1 comment. Learn Brazilian Portuguese Hello Portuguese speakers. Here I have some tips for you. Before I just wanted to remind you that I'm from Brasil so, this is ...

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The best shops in Rio de Janeiro: an insiders' guide-Telegraph

The best shops in Rio de Janeiro: an insiders' guide-Telegraph | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Four Cariocas renowned in their respective fields – art, design, food and style – present their specialist guides to the best shops in Rio.
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Expat in Brazil

Expat in Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
The World Cup Project
I like to introduce a great project inspired by the World Cup that spiked my interest. I'm always impressed by people who do instead of just talking about doing, these people are certainly trying to be doers.
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Helping Tourists Go Native In Brazil

Helping Tourists Go Native In Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Through Favela Experience, social entrepreneur Elliot Rosenberg aims to provide homestay rentals in Brazilian favelas, bring more money into the communities, provide livelihoods, and combat negative stereotypes.
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2 Brazilian social innovations listed among the most inspiring startups by Mashable

2 Brazilian social innovations listed among the most inspiring startups by Mashable | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it

We looked at 20 initiatives around the world making a difference in the way we live. From Ugandan health projects and deforestation prevention in the Amazon to Icelandic crowdsourcing, inspiring organizations are transforming the planet.


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A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches

A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Along Rio's beaches, sunbathers and wave riders needn't worry
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If you're coming to Rio you'll be visiting the beach and in Brazil you can buy really great food at the beach...Act like a local with this guide from the Rio Times...Flip Flops compulsory!

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Michael Eiseman's curator insight, March 14, 12:07 PM

I will be back in Rio in two weeks and can't wait!  Acai here I come, I will be in the summer for World Cup in Brazil. I will be at the Chile vs Spain game with the www.brazilworldcuppackage.com group of soccer fans

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AngloINFO Rio de Janeiro: living in and moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

AngloINFO Rio de Janeiro: living in and moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Comprehensive, independent, accurate and up-to-date information on every aspect of life in Rio de Janeiro, from the definitive English-language guide to Rio de Janeiro.

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Home Decor in Itaipava | Rio Experience Blog

Home Decor in Itaipava | Rio Experience Blog | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
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Slices of shopping "heaven" in Itaipava, a piece from our friends at rioexperience "tours".

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Camp in Brazil

Camp in Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
World Cup Camping £10 a night!
Don't be ripped off book Campinbrazil Now
Camp Site Information.




Fair and affordable pricing, tents available on request but they are expensive in Brazil and you'd find it much cheaper to bring your own.
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Top Fifteen Interesting Observations About Brazil and Brazilians (In no particular order...)

Top Fifteen Interesting Observations About Brazil and Brazilians (In no particular order...) | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
1. Ice cold beer. They don't mess around in Brazil. Literally the beer has frost on or sometimes in the bottle. And typically a big bottle is served in a koozie along with small cups for the w...

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A very good friend of mine, Selma from Sao Paolo sent me this blog post that has gone viral.  I had to scoop it and share it with our readers here as I have found it to be so true.  Enjoy this, I sure did!

- Greg Williams

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A very good friend of mine, Selma from Sao Paolo sent me this blog post that has gone viral.  I had to scoop it and share it with our readers here as I have found it to be so true.  Enjoy this, I sure did!

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Scorching Temperatures Continue in Rio: Daily

Scorching Temperatures Continue in Rio: Daily | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The high temperatures that gripped Rio de Janeiro this last week w
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Christmas traditions in Brazil

Christmas traditions in Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Christmas in Brazil - traditions and customs
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Going into Christmas eve, I thought it would be nice to share some information about Christmas in Brazil.  The following article provides a synopsis of Brazilian Christmas history and tradition.  Wishing everyone a very safe and happy holiday season.

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When Sao Paulo med students make change happens in Brazil's isolated towns [VIDEO]

When Sao Paulo med students make change happens in Brazil's isolated towns [VIDEO] | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Breve relato acerca da fundação, história e dinâmica do Projeto Bandeira Científica, realizado anualmente por alunos da Universidade de São Paulo. www.bandeiracientifica.com.br

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Brazil by Bus | Expat in Brazil

Brazil by Bus | Expat in Brazil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Expatbrazil welcomes Greg. In his first post he helps you travel Brazil by bus. He's done the research to make your trip planning easier.
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Number of Cars in Brazil Doubles in 10 Years

Number of Cars in Brazil Doubles in 10 Years | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government figures released last week confirm what motorists have und
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Brazil's biggest drug cartel promises a 'World Cup of terror'

Brazil's biggest drug cartel promises a 'World Cup of terror' | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
The threat was issued by the First Capital of the Command in Sao Paulo, who last year was behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city's police officers.
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I was completely disgusted with this biased article from the Daily Mail. It's quite clear that the author has never set foot in Brazil and doesn't know much about the protests. Disgraceful reporting that can cloud a lot of opinions, shame on the Daily Mail.
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Airlines Rip Off World Cup Travellers.

Airlines Rip Off World Cup Travellers. | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
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As readers of my blog know I am a great lover of the air pass tickets, they allow you to purchase up-to nine internal flights in Brazil or even a pass for flights throughout South America at much reduced price, fantastic if you want to see a lot of such a huge country/ continent. So imagine my dismay at finding out that they are not allowing the tickets in the World Cup period, utter greed. I'm afraid that theres going to be an awful lot of very unhappy people in Brazil in the World Cup period due to way some companies (read as most) are gearing up to rip off consumers as much as possible, it's such a wasted opportunity to showcase how wonderful a holiday destination Brazil is and will just leave all travellers with a very bitter taste at the end of the Cup, so sad.

 

This is what the companies normally offer.

 TAM Brazil Air Pass - Book online Now! - Exclusive from brol.com

The TAM Brazil Air pass is valid for travel inside Brazil on any TAM Airlines flight. 
Price starts at only U$532 + taxes & fees for any four flights inside Brazil, when you fly to South America on TAM Airlines
You can book more than 4 flights (up to nine) for additional cost. The entire itinerary has to be booked before traveling to Brazil.
Only people from outside Brazil can purchase the Brazil Airpass, and you must have an International Ticket to Brazil, because we will need the Ticket Number in order to issue your Brazil Airpass.

Brazil Airpass is NOT Available for sale during the 2014 Worldcup
1 - Start by selecting the number of people traveling.
2 - Then check if you are traveling to South America with TAM Airlines or not. 
3 - Then click on Continue to book your TAM Airlines Brazil Air Pass Online.

Airpass does not allow route changes, is restricted to a specific booking class and date change might not be available. Once travel starts, the Airpass is not refundable anymore. No partial refunds are allowed.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Brazil Air pass

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