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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Petrópolis is currently in the middle of its annual ‘Natal Imperial’ (Imperial Christmas) celebrations. At under two hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro, and nestled in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – About two and a half hours driving northeast from the largest city in South America, São Paulo, lies Campos do Jordão, a favorite spot for Brazilians to spend weekends during...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new tour agency, Chapada Brasil Tours, has launched offering trips to the chapadas of Brazil. A "chapada" technically translates to a plateau found in the Brazilian highlands, but...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting tonight (June 26th), it is time again to celebrate all things German in Rio's mountainside city Petrópolis, as the traditional Bauernfest begins its ten-day festivities. The Imperial City...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL – If you are looking for a way to dodge the chaos of Carnival in Rio, then Florianópolis, capital of Santa Catarina state, might just provide the escapism you need. The stunning, 33-mile-long...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL – Santa Catarina is one of three states in Brazil’s Região Sul (South Region), along with Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. It is a place of contrasts, boasting beautiful...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter PARANÁ, BRAZIL – Stretching down Brazil's eastern seaboard, the Serra do Mar is a picturesque mountain range which makes up part of the Mata Atlântica - a mix of lush, tropical forest, savanna, and drier woodland. The...

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