Budget Travel Options in Salvador for the World Cup

Budget Travel Options in Salvador for the World Cup

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – In Salvador, when the words ‘Carnival’ and ‘World Cup’ are heard by budget travelers they are followed by thoughts of overpriced hostels and pousadas. Despite tricky circumstances, these massive events can be done without emptying ones bank account. For a backpacker on the road, a simple option […]

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Nearly 500,000 foreign visitors flock to Brazil for its biggest holiday each year, famous the world over, Carnival in Brazil is characterized by a week-long celebration of music, dance, parades and non-stop parties. While customs, costumes and style vary by region, Rio de Janeiro’s get the most […]

OSell Offers E-commerce Solutions from China

OSell Offers E-commerce Solutions from China

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – More and more businesses are turning to the Internet for easy and efficient solutions. Online retailers and distributors who do not have a shipping channel and warehouse of their own might seek a dropshipping solution expert, such as OSell. The China-based business sells, procures and ships a […]

Brazilian Cinema: 2013 Year in Review

Brazilian Cinema: 2013 Year in Review

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – With less than a week to the end of the year, the Brazilian film industry is able to look back at a successful year: over 120 national feature films were watched by nearly 28 million people, equivalent to 18.3 percent of the total box office. These are […]

Pingo: Staying Connected While in Brazil

Pingo: Staying Connected While in Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Being away from family and friends is one of the hardest parts about traveling and living abroad. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to stay in touch with loved ones, making the distance seem somewhat smaller, and through services like Pingo they are becoming more affordable […]

Caixa Changes Rules to Property Loans in Brazil

Caixa Changes Rules to Property Loans in Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Procuring a home equity loan with Caixa Econômica Federal, Latin America’s second largest government-owned bank (after Banco do Brasil), has become easier now that the institution has reshaped and rebranded its line of property refinancing loans. Crédito Imóvel Próprio Caixa (formerly Crédito Aporte Caixa) is a line […]

Strong Outlook for Brazil’s Tourism Industry Next Year

Strong Outlook for Brazil’s Tourism Industry Next Year

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – An important year is ahead for Brazil as it steps further into international spotlight to host one of the biggest sports events on the globe. The FIFA Word Cup football (soccer) tournament is sure to boost tourism in the country, which alone is estimated to see 600,000 […]

Holiday Season Festivities Across Brazil

Holiday Season Festivities Across Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL — It’s that time of the year again. As the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to think about plans for Christmas and New Years. Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have no shortage of attractions, but looking beyond Brazil’s two largest cities, there are plenty […]

Visiting Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador

Visiting Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – While many international travelers may equate Bahia state’s capital city with Carnival, football (soccer) in Salvador – much like the rest of Brazil – is also a prominent part of local culture. With the reopened Fonte Nova Stadium, experiencing a big match should certainly be on the […]

The Best Holiday Rentals in Salvador

The Best Holiday Rentals in Salvador

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – To rent or not to rent, that is possibly the most important question to consider before planning any trip to Salvador. With a flood of tourists heading to Bahia’s capital this upcoming high season, finding a place to stay can be difficult, but with hotel prices on […]

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