Even though Christmas occurs in December worldwide, the idea of “Christmas in July” is never as fully realized as in Fortaleza, where the tropical sun and boundless beaches beckon Yuletide revelers, many from colder climes, and the city decks itself out in tinsel and Tannenbaums in celebration of the season. The main Christmastime event is […]
Aside from its incredible and imposing series of waterfalls that draw visitors from around the world, Foz do Iguaçu—the Brazilian city named after the falls—offers plenty of diversions to properly fill out a two- or three-day weekend, from ecotourism to shopping to nightlife, within its tri-national metropolitan area.
The tangy and tasty cuisine of Salvador da Bahia and the Brazilian Northeast is known worldwide for its seamless, scrumptious melding of flavors from Brazil’s African, Portuguese, and indigenous cultures. At once the oldest settled area of Brazil as well as the seat of the country’s slave-holding plantation economy, the dishes developed in Bahia trend heavily towards stews, soups, and similar preparations that make use of leftovers and scraps from the master’s table that have since become staples of Brazilian cuisine.
A cruise on the Amazon River evokes in many an unmistakable sense of mystery and adventure, visions of the glassy, brown river framed by lush, dense rain forest. But while some residents of riverside towns and villages still ply the mighty Amazon in small, outdated watercraft, interacting with vicious piranhas and caimans and otherwise rollin’ […]
Iguaçu Falls aren’t the only thing that runneth over in the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Known simply as Foz, the city sits in the middle of the Brazilian planalto. But with a population of over 260,000 people and a name reflecting the famous cataracts nearby, Foz offers more than a few chill spots for knocking ‘em back, responsibly, of course. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is representative of the best bars and pubs in town…and with Foz being such a manageable size, you can hit more than one in a night.
Amid the chaos that is the endless megalopolis of São Paulo sits a verdant center of calm and culture called Ibirapuera Park. Designed by prolific Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as the city’s answer to New York’s Central Park, Ibirapuera offers shady running and biking trails, sun-splashed expanses of well-kept grass, and striking monuments, museums, and exhibition spaces, attracting paulistanos and visitors alike all year round.