VOCÊ SABIA…
That the Portuguese language is the fifth most spoken language in the world? It is spoken from Brazil to East Timor.

VOCÊ SABIA…
That the Portuguese language is the fifth most spoken language in the world? It is spoken from Brazil to East Timor.

desproza:

Brazil is like Glee.

only brazilians can talk shit about it.

VOCÊ SABIA…
Tha Brazilian music has influenced a lot of famous bands around the globe? The famous musical trend called M.P.B (Brazilian Popular Music) is known by it’s smooth rhythm & low bass that started in the mid 60s and is still very strong. A couple of artists that you might enjoy looking into are: Chico Buarque, Toquinho, Elis Regina and Sergio Mendes - that had his famous - “Mas que nada” song remixed with BLACK EYED PEAS. 

Listen below to both and tell us what you prefer:

Sergio Mendes original piece:
http://youtu.be/z9kl_JOBz4o

Sergio Mendes with the B.E.P “Mas que nada” - 
http://youtu.be/p5JjYv74kxs

Enjoy!!

VOCÊ SABIA…

Tha Brazilian music has influenced a lot of famous bands around the globe? The famous musical trend called M.P.B (Brazilian Popular Music) is known by it’s smooth rhythm & low bass that started in the mid 60s and is still very strong. A couple of artists that you might enjoy looking into are: Chico Buarque, Toquinho, Elis Regina and Sergio Mendes - that had his famous - “Mas que nada” song remixed with BLACK EYED PEAS.

Listen below to both and tell us what you prefer:

Sergio Mendes original piece:
http://youtu.be/z9kl_JOBz4o

Sergio Mendes with the B.E.P “Mas que nada” -
http://youtu.be/p5JjYv74kxs

Enjoy!!

VOCÊ SABIA…
    That one of the most famous places to visit in Brazil is “The Sugar Loaf”. Its actually two mountains connected by a cable with a magnificent view. It was named after Portuguese workers that, during the XVI and XVII century, would compress sugar cane so it would be easier to sent it to Europe and sold for a lot of money. The final shape of the compressed sugar would look just like the mountains.
    To get to the top the visitor have to get onto the famous cable cars leaving Red Beach. The first stop is at the Morro da Urca, which sits 220 meters above sea level. The second stop is at Sugar Loaf Hill which is 396 meters. . No more than 75 passengers per car and the total distance of 1,330 meters is done in 6 minutes. The ride costs 50 reais (25 dollars) and you will not regret even a second. Unless, of course, you are afraid of heights ;)

VOCÊ SABIA…
That one of the most famous places to visit in Brazil is “The Sugar Loaf”. Its actually two mountains connected by a cable with a magnificent view. It was named after Portuguese workers that, during the XVI and XVII century, would compress sugar cane so it would be easier to sent it to Europe and sold for a lot of money. The final shape of the compressed sugar would look just like the mountains.
To get to the top the visitor have to get onto the famous cable cars leaving Red Beach. The first stop is at the Morro da Urca, which sits 220 meters above sea level. The second stop is at Sugar Loaf Hill which is 396 meters. . No more than 75 passengers per car and the total distance of 1,330 meters is done in 6 minutes. The ride costs 50 reais (25 dollars) and you will not regret even a second. Unless, of course, you are afraid of heights ;)

Você sabia - how to make a caipirinha?

VOCÊ SABIA…
How to make a caipirinha? Actually do you know what is a caipirinha? Its the most famous drink from Brazil made by “cachaça” - sugarcane based alcohol - lime and sugar. The main important tip to make a great caipirinha is to cut off the middle of the lemon (as you can see i. The video) so it doesn’t get sour. And since cachaça is a bit hard to find / buy you can do the same recipe using vodka - “Caipivodka” - sakê - “Caipisake - or, my favorite, “Caipifruta” - where you use red fruits instead of lemons.
It’s perfect during the summer, or winter :)

VOCÊ SABIA…
That Rio de Janeiro is not only famous by its beaches and hot weather? You can also find art and great museums there. So mix both and go to the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). A 40 minute drive from the center of Rio can get you to this beautiful building design by Brazil’s top architect Oscar Niemeyer. The good part - you only have to pay 6 reais (3 dollars) to enter! Enjoy the sightseeing and, our tip of the day, go to their restaurant Bistro MAC and enjoy a great meal. 

Official site:  http://www.macniteroi.com.br/
Obs: The visitation room does not open on Monday

VOCÊ SABIA…
That Rio de Janeiro is not only famous by its beaches and hot weather? You can also find art and great museums there. So mix both and go to the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). A 40 minute drive from the center of Rio can get you to this beautiful building design by Brazil’s top architect Oscar Niemeyer. The good part - you only have to pay 6 reais (3 dollars) to enter! Enjoy the sightseeing and, our tip of the day, go to their restaurant Bistro MAC and enjoy a great meal.

Official site: http://www.macniteroi.com.br/
Obs: The visitation room does not open on Monday

VOCÊ SABIA…
That during the world wars the southern side of Brazil received many German families that are still there. Due to that, these cities are known for it’s typical festivals and food.  The state of Santa Catarina has many beautiful cities to visit but Blumenau is the one that holds the biggest german Oktober fest in all America - more than 500.000 people visit the city during this busy month. So if you are ever around the area its good place to drink beer and see the contrast of the German culture mixed with the Brazilian swing.

Official link to the Brazilian Oktober Fest: http://www.oktoberfestblumenau.com.br/

VOCÊ SABIA…
That during the world wars the southern side of Brazil received many German families that are still there. Due to that, these cities are known for it’s typical festivals and food. The state of Santa Catarina has many beautiful cities to visit but Blumenau is the one that holds the biggest german Oktober fest in all America - more than 500.000 people visit the city during this busy month. So if you are ever around the area its good place to drink beer and see the contrast of the German culture mixed with the Brazilian swing.

Official link to the Brazilian Oktober Fest: http://www.oktoberfestblumenau.com.br/

VOCÊ SABIA…
It’s not OK to do the “ok sign” in Brazil! Actually this sign is bad symbol (almost like giving someone the middle finger). So if you are ever in Brazil leave your “ok sign” alone and just put your thumb up whenever you are plased with something and that will work every time!

VOCÊ SABIA…
It’s not OK to do the “ok sign” in Brazil! Actually this sign is bad symbol (almost like giving someone the middle finger). So if you are ever in Brazil leave your “ok sign” alone and just put your thumb up whenever you are plased with something and that will work every time!

VOCÊ SABIA…
That japanese restaurants are huge in Brazil? São Paulo, for exemple, has more than 600 places. Yes, more japanese restaurants than bakeries or CHURRASCARIAS (that place where you can eat meat all night long). 
The good deal here is that you can find great ALL YOU CAN EAT japanese places for less than 50 reais. So, 25 dollars for fresh and delicious sushis, sashimis, hot rolls and temakis… Yeah!

2 great, centered and safe places to get a great meal under 50 bucks google the name below and you will get an easy hit on each locations):

KANJI RESTAURANTS - a really good franchise and easy to find.

TEMAKI EXPRESS - also another franchise specialized on all types of temakis. Each temaki can cost about 12 reais (6 dollars) - and yes you will eat, at least, three! 

OBS: Meat lovers don’t worry - a post about churrascarias will definitely come soon! Stay tuned.

VOCÊ SABIA…
That japanese restaurants are huge in Brazil? São Paulo, for exemple, has more than 600 places. Yes, more japanese restaurants than bakeries or CHURRASCARIAS (that place where you can eat meat all night long).
The good deal here is that you can find great ALL YOU CAN EAT japanese places for less than 50 reais. So, 25 dollars for fresh and delicious sushis, sashimis, hot rolls and temakis… Yeah!

2 great, centered and safe places to get a great meal under 50 bucks google the name below and you will get an easy hit on each locations):

KANJI RESTAURANTS - a really good franchise and easy to find.

TEMAKI EXPRESS - also another franchise specialized on all types of temakis. Each temaki can cost about 12 reais (6 dollars) - and yes you will eat, at least, three!

OBS: Meat lovers don’t worry - a post about churrascarias will definitely come soon! Stay tuned.

VOCÊ SABIA…
That the majority of tourists that come to Brazil lands at the São Paulo International airport called GUARULHOS (GRU). The thing is that this airport is faaar away from anything that matters in São Paulo. The safest and smartest way to be at the city in 50 minutes is to get the official shuttle that goes straight to the heart of São Paulo (called Itaim Bibi neighborhood) and it only costs 35 reais! (17 dollars!). Wayyy better than paying 150 reais on a taxi!! 

Shuttle site: http://www.aeroportoguarulhos.net/transporte-onibus-aeroporto-guarulhos
Distance between airport and city: 31km

Tchau!

VOCÊ SABIA…
That the majority of tourists that come to Brazil lands at the São Paulo International airport called GUARULHOS (GRU). The thing is that this airport is faaar away from anything that matters in São Paulo. The safest and smartest way to be at the city in 50 minutes is to get the official shuttle that goes straight to the heart of São Paulo (called Itaim Bibi neighborhood) and it only costs 35 reais! (17 dollars!). Wayyy better than paying 150 reais on a taxi!!

Shuttle site: http://www.aeroportoguarulhos.net/transporte-onibus-aeroporto-guarulhos
Distance between airport and city: 31km

Tchau!