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Life in Brazil, through the eyes of an expat living in Brazil since 2007
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Trip to Rio

Trip to Rio | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Yesterday we went for a trip to Rio.I will show you our journey in the following photos, hope you enjoy them. As you can see not all roads in Brazil are dirt tracks we have some nice big highways t...
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Best Bar in Saquarema

Best Bar in Saquarema | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Following up on my post about the raffle at my local bar, I thought you may like to see a couple of pictures. Probably the best bar in Saquarema for fun and a warm friendly welcome.  
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Fuleco establishing himself as a Brazilian football great - FIFA.com

Fuleco establishing himself as a Brazilian football great - FIFA.com | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Almost three months after being revealed to the Brazilian public Brazil’s most famous armadillo is taking a few days off and reflecting on a busy and exciting start to his ambassadorial role.
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Tourist event promotes Brazil in London this Tuesday | Brazilian Government website on the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Tourist event promotes Brazil in London this Tuesday | Brazilian Government website on the 2014 FIFA World Cup | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Site do Governo Federal Brasileiro sobre a Copa do Mundo da FIFA 2014
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Slum Art: Street Artists Haas & Hahn Brighten Santa Marta Favela In Rio De Janeiro

Slum Art: Street Artists Haas & Hahn Brighten Santa Marta Favela In Rio De Janeiro | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it

Most people would steer clear of the notoriously dangerous slums of Rio de Janeiro, where drug gangs roam the deteriorating city streets. We imagine very few people would attempt to paint the run-down ghetto in rainbow bright hues. But that is exactly what artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, who go by Haas & Hahn, chose to do.


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Love this, how it brightens life. The skill some of these artists exhibit is outstanding. I have developed a real interest in this style of expression. If you check out my site i have two articles on the brazilian Street Art scene

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Brazilian Sex Doll Virginity Auction: $100000 Bid to Deflower Life-Like Doll ... - IBTimes.co.uk

Brazilian Sex Doll Virginity Auction: $100000 Bid to Deflower Life-Like Doll ... - IBTimes.co.uk | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
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Brazilian Sex Doll Valentina.
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Can't get my head round this story, how utterly strange, is it just a PR stunt? If someone can explain to me what the mentality is behind this behaviour I would be so interested. 

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Brazil's Expansive Portraitist - Wall Street Journal

Brazil's Expansive Portraitist - Wall Street Journal | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it

A major criticism of the Latin American "Boom"—the wave of writers, including Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar and Mario Vargas Llosa, who came to prominence in the U.S. during the 1960s and '70s—is that it leaned heavily toward Spanish-language fiction and neglected that rather large Latin American country that speaks and writes in Portuguese. Brazilian literature has only slowly found an audience, with even stars like Clarice Lispector and Machado de Assis just beginning to draw attention in English. The significant exception was Jorge Amado (1912-2001), whose novels were translated and popularly published here for 50 years. But Amado's success in English proved fleeting, and he is now sorely in need of revival, a feat Penguin is attempting with two short Amado novels in new translations by the great Gregory Rabassa.

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Sipping Agua de Coco and kicking cobblestones in Paraty, Brazil | Adrian Seah

Sipping Agua de Coco and kicking cobblestones in Paraty, Brazil | Adrian Seah | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it


A hop, skip and jump (ok, 4 hour bus ride) from the world famous Rio de Janeiro along the Costa Verde (Green Coast) of Brazil lies the little UNESCO heritage town of Paraty, sometimes spelt Parati, but always pronounced Para-Chee. A little piece of Portugal in tropical Brazil, Paraty was a blast from the past, chock full of old colonial architecture, cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages and old men peddling sweets in carts. A port town, Paraty is decidedly working class, and the simple, almost rough hewn architecture reflects that fact. In the 1800s when gold was still flowing from the mines up in Minas Gerais, Paraty was the port the Portuguese used to ferry the loot out of the country and to imperial coffers in Lisbon. When that gold dried up, Paraty fell in importance and faded into the annals of history, a mass exodus left the town almost empty, but it also meant that the buildings remained preserved in time without too much degradation all these years.


A relatively small town, Paraty can be covered by foot, and we spent few days there wandering about the cobbled lanes an amidst the beautiful buildings with their trademark windows. Late afternoons were spent sipping Agua de Coco on the beach, with Samba blaring from tinny speakers hung up in the trees on the sand. After our crazy time in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, it seemed a rather stark contrast that nobody seemed to be in any kind of hurry in Paraty.

And it suited us just fine.

 


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Its like stepping back in time to simpler days, beautiful,

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England Football Team in Rio

England Football Team in Rio | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
England football team to stay in Copacabana. Following up on the World Cup and Luxury hotels stories it seems the England team's HQ will be the five-star Windsor Atlantica in Rio this summer, with ...
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Saquarema - Power Cuts

Saquarema - Power Cuts | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Saquarema hasn't had the best of times this week. Sunday night the power went down due to storms and was off about 10 hours through the night, so not too difficult. Now Tuesday night, boy did we ha...
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For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By

For a Brazilian Vacation, 7 Rules to Save By | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
From fares to food, pousadas to Portuguese, the Frugal Traveler has advice for seeing Brazil on a budget.

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The MAR Opens in Rio’s Port Zone

The MAR Opens in Rio’s Port Zone | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - March 2nd marked the 448th anniversary of the city of Rio, as wel
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Twitter / IEarthPictures: Copacabana Beach at Rio de ...

RT @IEarthPictures: Copacabana Beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://t.co/EzPUr98Ic2
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It still amazes me that I am lucky enough to live an hour from this marvellous city. What a fabulous photo of Copacabana Beach. Its a long way from the Golden Mile of Blackpool, no kiss me quick hats here, in Rio it's bikinis and filpflops all the way. Plan a trip to Brazil and have the adventure of a lifetime.

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Brazil to scrap federal taxes on certain food staples and toiletries - gulfnews.com

Brazil to scrap federal taxes on certain food staples and toiletries gulfnews.com She also added three toiletry items to the list of 13 products in the basket of goods, which includes beef and beans, deemed essential for a Brazilian family to live...
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Excellent news. We have noticed prices going steady upwards, but strangely some prices jump up and down for no particular reason.

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Young dancers perform Afro-Brazilian music to the London Royal Opera House

Young dancers perform Afro-Brazilian music to the London Royal Opera House | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Young dancers performing to Afro-Brazilian music put on an energetic show Saturday to close out an educational visit by representatives from London's Royal Opera House and its Royal Ballet Company.

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Well done, have a fantstic time.

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