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This is Curitiba

It’s common for Brazilians to draw comparisons between Brazil and other countries. Many Brazilians say “we don’t have this in Brazil“ or “if this were my hometown, it wouldn’t be like this.“ As we walk along the beautiful Vancouver streets, one Brazilian city might come to mind: Curitiba, the capital …

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Rio de Janeiro

Take a musical stroll through the Marvelous City. Rio de Janeiro is known around the world as one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil and the world. All this beauty was what inspired various artists to compose songs about the Marvelous City. As Gilberto Gil’s song That Embrace says, …

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Santos: Beach, history, and soccer meet here

WinterA has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, but in the Southern Hemisphere summer is just getting started and with it, thousands of tourists and locals will flock to Brazilian beaches for the country’s national pastime: enjoying fun in the sun. While this phenomenon can be observed all along Brazil’s 7,367 …

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Pipa, nice to meet you

Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach), or simply “Pipa,“ will find a place in your heart. It is the kind of place that when you meet someone else who has been there you feel like you share a secret, a special bond and understanding, because you have both been touched by …

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Salvador: The birthplace of axis

Found in the works of poets Castro Alves, Jorge Amado and Gilberto Freyre, the City of Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, is truly an inspiration for any Brazilian poet. Beautiful beaches and scenery, extraordinary cuisine and overwhelming hospitality make Salvador one of the most visited cities in Brazil …

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Paraty has rich cultural heritage as well as natural beauty

Paraty, on the coast between the major Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, is a jewel encrusted within the mountain range of Serra da Bocaina. Surrounded by Atlantic Forest and numerous waterfalls, the city faces the calm waters of Ilha Grande Bay. The region is dotted with …

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