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‘Homesick’ to Brazil 10 reasons to return or GO (if you haven’t been)   The biggest sports event in the world, the football World Cup, has started again last week, which here in The Netherlands means the whole country turns orange as soon as the Dutch team is playing. It’s really almost as if we have […]

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Our first encounter with the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer – who today passed away exactly one year ago – took place in Curitiba, Brazil. Here we visited the Niemeyer Museum, also called Niemeyer’s Eye. This visit would be the beginning of a search for more of the architect’s work throughout Brazil. Below you’ll […]

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By now over a year ago, being in a less pleasant period of my life, I promised myself one thing: as soon as all would be well again, I would go travelling and dedicate more time to one of my favorite hobbies – photography – to see what I liked to do with this passion […]

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From Belem the only way to travel further up north Brazil is by boat. Given that the boat only sails the route through the rivers of Ilha do Marajó twice a week, the 28 hours boat ride is usually quite crowded with people and produce. Although there are some cabins – against double the price […]

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While walking through the streets of Belem one can notice that it has once been a prosperous city. Having been the economic centre of northern Brazil for centuries, today the city is known as the gateway to the Amazon for traders of produce and tourists alike. For those that have no opportunity to visit the […]

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One of the most spectacular national parks we’ve seen in the northern part of Brazil is Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses. The park is in fact a desert, but because it is situated just outside the Amazon basin, it has an actual rain season. Because of this a peculiar phenomenon takes place when the rain […]

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The north of Brazil offers some fine national parks of which Sete Cidades National Park is one that is quite different. Here you can find seven groups of rock formations – the so-called seven cities – that have taken interesting shapes throughout million of years. Using your imagination you can see the shape of different […]

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Surely as much fun to watch as to practice, capoeira is a martial art that consists of a mixture of dance and fight movements while a number of musicians play music at the side of the circle the game takes place in.                             Although the game is usually referred […]

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Jericoacoara, or Jeri as it is often called, is one of those secluded Brazilian beach towns that still has a hippie feel to it. Only accessible by driving a good hour through the sand dunes, the town itself has streets of sand only and transport is by buggy or quad. Due to the windy climate […]

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Canoa Quebrada is an attractive Brazilian beach town that is known for its spectacular setting against red colored cliffs and dunes. Having served as the decor for several movies – likely owing the name of its main street called Broadway to this – , nowadays it is popular for all kind of outdoor sports such […]

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Some beach towns have just that little extra to offer that makes it worth the detour or staying longer than planned. Sometimes it is the tranquility, other times the people or the place you stay at. In Praia da Pipa it was something else that convinced us to go there, something that is in fact […]

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While travelling through the North of Brazil we just had to stop in Várzea – one of Recife’s suburbs -, where the 85 years old Brazilian ceramist Francisco Brennand is until today still working on the expansion and constant change of Oficina Brennand, a unique piece of architecture and at the same time a home […]

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Basically attached to Recife, Olinda has a completely different vibe from it’s big brother. Well maintained colonial houses line its tranquil streets filled with art galleries and occasionally a restaurant or bar. The livelihood is mainly to be found at night when people flock the market stalls around Praça da Sé with typical Brazilian cuisine, […]

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By catamaran some two hours from the coast of Salvador the island Tinharé with its main town Morro do São Paulo is a nice getaway for those  like beach life in comfort, a bit of luxury and a good night life, while enjoying fairly unspoiled beaches and nature further out when the tide is low. […]

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Nowadays called ‘Brazil’s capital of happiness’ due to its easygoing population and many outdoor parties, Salvador’s past is somewhat more serious. As the first colonial capital of Brazil, the city played an important role in Brazil’s history. It was here where many African slaves arrived, to be later put to work at the sugar plantations around the […]

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Barra Grande is one of those isolated beach places where you go when you look for silence and tranquil ‘praias’, where one is just happy with a simple life. Situated at the top of Peninsula Marau the easiest way to get to Barra Grande is by boat from the city of Camamu, once in a […]

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Brazil’s coastline is filled with numerous beaches. Whereas the ones down south are getting a bit chilly during this time of year, Brazil’s winter, at the ones more up north you can definitely enjoy nice beach weather, even though you might have to take the daily short lasting rain showers into account. Having so many […]

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Hidden Treasures In Chapada Diamantina, Brazil   You have to blink twice before you realize that it is not the water in Poco Azul that has this magnificent blue color. The water is as water normally is completely transparent and colorless. Yet, some hours per day when the sunrays enlighten the cave, the blue of […]

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Brazil’s Diamond Plateau   One of the World’s Top Hiking Destinations   Once an important source for diamonds, nowadays the Brazilian region of Chapada Diamantina is mainly known for its beautiful nature. The lush area in the midst of the dry interior of Brazil is said to be one of the world’s top hiking destinations […]

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Most of Oscar Niemeyer’s work can easily be recognized by his characteristic style – the use of curvy lines, unusual shapes and grey-white concrete. Palacio Itamaraty in Brasilia is a clear exception. Also built by the Brazilian architect, the construction of this building comes closer to the design of buildings from the seventies than the […]

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