The Meeting of the Waters near Manaus

River Cruises from Manaus

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 But while some residents of riverside towns and villages still ply the mighty Amazon in small, outdated watercraft, interacting with vicious piranhas and caimans and otherwise rollin’ […]

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October 7, 2014 by
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Best Bars in Foz

Best Bars in Foz do Iguaçu

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.

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September 22, 2014 by
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Visiting Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park

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.

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September 8, 2014 by
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Natal’s Nightlife

Brazil’s northeastern city of Natal might be known for daylight diversions such as its endless beaches, but the city holds its own when it comes to nightlife as well. With these hot spots serving up unlimited mixes of music and cocktails, a night in Natal can be as steamy as that afternoon in the surf and on the sand.

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September 1, 2014 by
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FLIP – Paraty International Literary Festival

The colonial city of Paraty, in the western reaches of Rio de Janeiro state, is known for its rich history and awe-inspiring architecture. But every Brazilian winter brings with it a burst of intellectual excitement known as the Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, or FLIP. This renowned annual international literary festival (this year’s edition ran […]

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August 4, 2014 by
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Iguaçu National Park

Renowned for its beauty, and for having one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the world, Iguaçu National Park spans an area of ​​185,262 lush hectares. Established in 1939, it is the second national park to be established in Brazil. Bordering Argentina in the Brazilian state of Paraná, the park features a tremendous amount of […]

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July 7, 2014 by
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