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Category Archives: Brazil

Southern Brazilian Food Seeks Hungry Carnivores

Nothing beats sitting at the winter market and eating Pinhao and drinking Quentao. Picture a warm tropical winters day, a large plate of pine fruit you crack open with a … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Walking Mass – Porto Alegre

Thousands gathered in Porto Alegre for the Corpus Christi holiday to walk, sing and pray to the lord.  The priest rode in a pickup truck, his singing and sermons broadcast from speakers … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marumbi – A Hike into the Unknown

A stranger called me up the other night. He didn’t say much. He asked if I wanted to go hiking in Marumbi. How could I say no? At 9pm an old … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fast Food or Luxury Food? – McDonalds in Brazil

Brazilians are brand conscious. Whether it be overpriced international fast food or buying foreign runners that retail for triple what they do in Canada, Brazilians are willing to pay more.  McDonald’s is … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sao Paulo – City of the Future?

Sao Paulo must have the nicest parkades in the world.  Instead of constructing parking structures, walls are ripped out of old shops and cars are packed in on the nicely tiled floors … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

English Everywhere?

In Curitiba there is an English school and a driving school on almost every corner. Yet, almost no one here can speak English or drive. Even in the main tourist … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Brazil – Black and White

Feijoada and Arroz (black beans and rice) is Brazil’s quintessential dish. More then just being a dish it defines the people. The rich and the poor both love it and … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Other Wonder of Iguacu – Itaipa Dam

Upon seeing Iguacu Falls, Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed “Poor Niagara”. Niagara may have slightly more flow but it cant match the beauty of Iguacu. Iguacu from the Brazilian or Argentian side … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Other Christ is Vegetarian

Rio may be famous for it’s mountain top Christ. But it’s Inri Christo that is making waves. Famed for his comments on everything from Bush to Christmas;  Alvaro Thais aka … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Brazil Safe? (the answer may surprise you)

By Tyson Brooks Ask almost anyone and the answer will be overwhelmingly that it is definitely not safe. Even Brazilians are paralyzed by this fear. How scared you are may … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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