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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Carnival was in full swing in Brazil this weekend, with street parades occurring in every major city in the country. From samba, to the frevo music rhythm, to rock and...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officially happening from February 9th to February 14th this year, Carnival is considered the hottest season in Brazil, mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. However, cities like Ouro Preto,...
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...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter OLINDA, BRAZIL – Just four miles north of the bustling streets of Recife is the sister city of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. A spectacular...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the world considers Carnival synonymous with Rio's Sambódromo shows, there are celebrations happening all across Brazil, notably in São Paulo and Salvador. The capital city of...
By Alison McGowan Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While many people come to Brazil for the sun and world famous beaches, urban life also has its allure here. With wonderful opportunities to see historical sights and amazing...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter OLINDA - “Hey, Macarrão!” I was surprised to hear my Capoeira nickname a few seconds after stepping off the bus in Olinda, a beautiful colonial town to the north of Recife.  The name translates to...
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