• Brazil´s Cuisine – What to eat?

    Brazilian cuisineMany people will tell you that you haven’t lived unless you have experienced Brazil’s cuisine. With European and African historical influences, an amazing array of dishes is available to tickle your taste buds. The popularity of dishes varies largely according to which region you are in. Since Brazil is such a huge country we have taken the time to list some of the must-have dishes on offer.

    Brazil´s amazing cuisine

    The national dish of Brazil is Feijoado which is a thick hearty stew that consists of black beans with diced pieces of pork and beef. Slow cooked for approximately five hours in a clay pot this traditional meal is often enjoyed on Wednesdays and weekends. The national beverage is coffee while cachaça, distilled from sugar cane, is the native liquor and main ingredient in the national cocktail. (more…)

  • All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus

    All you need to know about the World Cup in Manaus - Arena da AmazoniaCapital of Amazonas, the North Western state of Manaus in Brazil, is home to almost 2 million residents. The majority of Amazonas’ football teams are located in Manaus so it’s therefore no surprise that 4 of the 2014 Brazil World Cup matches are being held in its newly built stadium: Arena da Amazonias.

    Arena da Amazonias

    Starting on the 14th of June, two days into the competition, which sees 32 national teams come together over the course of a month, England and Italy meet in Manaus’ traditionally designed Arena da Amazonias to begin the battle out of Group D. With Italy now ranked 8th and England ranked 15th in the FIFA world rankings, Italy go into the match as firm favourites. However, the game between two sides, who play two very different styles of football, promises to entertain.  (more…)

  • Manaus: The Capital City of Amazonas

    Manaus: The Capital City of Amazonas - Crossing the AmazonasManaus is the capital city of the state “Amazonas” in Brazil. It has an area of about 11,401 square kilometers. Manaus is situated in the mid of the actual Amazon natural forest; Several airlines connect Manaus with the United States of America; European tourists might find safer to come to Manaus, instead of visiting Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the early period of the 20th century, Manaus grew to become really wealthy and also the most important cultural hub in Northern Brazil. The old rubber’s dreamed of modifying it into a Western fashion town along with a new name; the actual motion picture Fitzcarraldo provides an idea of just what exactly lifestyle was like in the rubber’s period.

    Opera House of Amazonas in ManausA reflection on this amount of opulence is to be found in the estates as well as monuments regarding Manaus, for example the “Opera House of Amazonas” opened up in 1896. Constructed with the aid of supplies and artists produced by European countries, its key place, in the form of an harp, can easily seat 640 men and women withinside the stalls. In 1965 it was declared as a part of the Brazil’s Countrywide Heritage and also has been opened after comprehensive renovating.  (more…)

  • Hot Spots in Brazil and up-coming Sporting Events

    National Park Itatiaia - Véu de noiva waterfallBeautiful, energetic and vibrant environment, long and gorgeous “sun-kissing” shorelines are the identity of Brazil. Brazil is really a country which includes all this plus much more for the tourists from all over the world. The culture of the people regarding Brazil is extremely varied with a lot of influences. As the world’s fifth biggest country, Brazil possesses some of the most well-known attractions for its visitors coming here from all over the world. Let’s have a look on some of the most famous hot spots of Brazil, where anyone wants to visit.

    National Park “Itatiaia”

    Thought to be the earliest park in the country, it is situated near “Rio” and the waterfall named “Veu de Noiva” is the specialty of this park. A lot of bird lovers wish to begin their journey in Brazil from this park , because it has more than 250 beautiful and rare bird varieties. Visitors in the park can engage in different pursuits like climbing, hiking as well as trekking.

    Park of “Lagoa do Taquaral”

    Positioned at the Town of Campinas within Sao Paulo, the particular “Lagoa do Taquaral” area is really a gorgeous and also desirable urban lagoon. The area features of this park are a planetarium, a stadium, a museum of science, plus a children’s pool. In addition to these kinds of the park vacationers also can find kart and model airplane racing areas.  (more…)