Travel Destinations: Brazil

Emerging Destinations: São Paulo, Brazil

Photo credit: Marcos Leal

Given our natural curiosity, our ease with different cultures, and a willingness to trust, Canadians have been known to venture off-the-beaten-track in search of the most authentic travel experiences. Such adventures, say vacation pundits, are readily found in “emerging destinations”, a reference to the undiscovered up-and-coming places now emerging into the global spotlight. As one […] Read More

Brazilian Carnival

  Plan carefully: there’s more festival than meets the eye You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen pics on TV. So now maybe it’s time to see the Carnival of Brazil for yourself! The world-famous Carnival (In Portuguese: Carnaval) is an annual festival, celebration, parade and cavalcade that is held every year forty-six days before Easter. And […] Read More

Brazil: The Grand Tour

If you want to plan a trip which may just be an experience of a lifetime, consider visiting Brazil. However, plan to be in the country for a while because  there is 8 511 965 square kilometers to explore! There is a diversity of cultural sites, architectural wonders and natural highlights. Rio de Janeiro boasts some of the country’s […] Read More

What’s the correct way: Brasília or Brazilia?

Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is a monument to what Brazilians can do and have done throughout history. It’s a city pointing like an arrow into the future. It has been built and developed on a massive scale, with large, innovative buildings, a freedom of spirit and great imagination. In Brazilian Portuguese, the correct way of […] Read More

What First Comes to Mind When You Think of Rio?

Is it the sun, sand and beaches? Is it the men? The women? Beautiful people? Is it an image of Sugarloaf? The annual Carnival? It might even be soccer … On the surface, all of these images would be correct. But that’s one’s first impression. Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country […] Read More

Soon to be a Rio “marvel”

The architectural stakes have been heating up in Rio de Janeiro since Brazil won hosting duties for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read More

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