Shopping in Foz

With easy access to three countries—Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay—Foz do Iguaçu is a shopper’s paradise, doling out plenty of deals, sales, specials, and discounts, especially in nearby Ciudad del Este, located just over the Paraná River in Paraguay’s tax free zone. In central Foz, the Mercado Municipal Engenheiro Silva, opened in 1892, has delicious and […]

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April 2, 2015 by
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Museums in Manaus

Stuck in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus has always relied on its singular, ornate artistic gem of an opera house to represent the city on the world cultural scene. But nowadays, several museums have joined the list of Manaus’ cultural and artistic offerings in the city’s valiant effort to provide enlightenment, education, and […]

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March 17, 2015 by
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Trindade Beach: A Beautiful Retreat from Paraty

Make the trip to Trindade

After a sweltering and bustling five days in Rio de Janeiro, it was time for me to get out of the city. I decided to head down the Costa Verde to Paraty, an old Portuguese colonial town. A sleepy place with cobblestones and well preserved buildings, it was the perfect place to spend a few days. Unfortunately, there was just one problem—the beaches.

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February 24, 2015 by
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Learning Portuguese in Foz

With its soothing vowels and soft consonants, the Portuguese language has captivated the ears and hearts of travelers for generations. And with Brazil being home to the largest number of Portuguese speakers in the world―as well as being the largest producer of Portuguese-language music, television, and film―there’s no better place to learn how to woo […]

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February 17, 2015 by
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Nightlife in Fortaleza

More than just surf, sun, and sand, Fortaleza pulses with an electric nighttime energy unmatched along Brazil’s northern coast. From bars to nightclubs, whatever diversion you desire can be found in the city, and we’ve compiled some of Fortaleza’s best spots for fun and debauchery. The strip of beachfront at Praia de Iracema is the […]

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February 5, 2015 by
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Adventure Sports in Foz do Iguaçu

Offering some of the most exciting adventure sport opportunities in Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu mixes the grandeur of one of the world’s largest waterfalls with the excitement of abseiling, zip lining, rappelling, whitewater rafting, climbing, and hiking through the lush jungle landscape of Iguaçu National Park. Foz has been regarded as an adventure sport haven for those in the know for several years now, and luckily, participating in these thrilling activities is relatively inexpensive and easy. In fact, adventure sports are part of the reason why Foz remains Brazil’s second-most visited destination after Rio de Janeiro.

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December 19, 2014 by
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