Category: Brazil

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New Years in South America: Top 6 places to celebrate

October 30, 2018
By Ashley Winder
Heading to South America for the New Year holidays? Are you wondering what to do or where to go? Well, we can tell you, there is a range of options depending on your New Year’s celebratory style. All you have to do is choose. From the beaches of Uruguay to the mountains of Peru, there […]
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Best Carnivals in Latin America

January 31, 2018
By Maria Eugenia Salcedo
Once a year, many countries across Latin America participate in carnival, a tradition dating back centuries with a religious Catholic background. Although each festival is unique in its own way, they do have some aspects in common, like the many colors used for costumes, the contagious music and the joyous laughter. We know it can […]
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5 Misconceptions about Brazil Debunked

December 19, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
Don’t let the myths about Latin America lead you to false expectations when traveling to a new country or worse, deter you from traveling and having an experience of a lifetime! For this blog series, our team is debunking some of the common misconceptions about various countries in Latin America through the voices of Latin American […]
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5 Things to Know Before Your Trip to Iguazu Falls

December 5, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
Hi! I’m Leticia, a student fellow at LocalAventura. This semester I have been studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. As such, I have done several weekend trips to other parts of the country.  Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature: the Iguazu Falls. Located […]
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10 Rio de Janeiro Tips from Locals

October 24, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
  With spring in full bloom, Brazil is preparing for its high season of travel. With these Rio de Janeiro tips from Cariocas, the city’s locals, you can make the most of your time in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Discover its many diverse neighborhoods and activities to enjoy. 1) Pack Light, Casual Clothing Carioca’s daily style leans […]
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5 Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Copacabana

September 19, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
When I arrived in Rio, I was surprised to find out that Copacabana is not the top choice for locals. However, after spending a couple months here, I understand why. While Copacabana is worth visiting at least once during your stay, it can get hectic and overwhelming. Depending on what experience you seek, you may […]
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Brazil

July 25, 2017
By Steven Androphy
Having now lived in Brazil on two separate occasions, the first for two months and the second for five, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on what it was like living in South America’s largest and only Portuguese-speaking country. Although I had some travel experience, I had never lived anywhere besides the US, […]
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What Brazilians want to say to Ryan Lochte

September 14, 2016
By LocalAventura
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Ryan Lochte scandal from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Numerous articles popped up as it all went down and the story changed. Most of the stories were breaking down the details of what happened or trying to figure out why Lochte lied. But we were […]
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Açaí of São Paulo: Amy’s Adventures

August 3, 2016
By Margeret Rauner
LocalAventura fruit-blend connoisseur, Amy Wang, on the hunt for the best açaí in São Paulo. Açaí is the latest health food trend taking the world by storm. The tasty açaí berry, native to Central and South America, is proven to be high in antioxidants and nutrients, though limited research has yet to confirm the actual health benefits of the berry. […]
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