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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 of festivities to go around.

Just 180km northwest of Rio lies Penedo, a small town founded by Finnish settlers in the 1930s . . .

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