Dancing

One of the best ways to interact with folks in different cultures when travelling is by learning their dancing. It can be easier to communicate right off the bat with movement as compared to learning the language, and a hell of a lot of fun.

Go to Brazil Just for the Dancing — How, What, & Where: Complete Planning Tips

I’ve been going to Brazil frequently for more than a decade. When people ask why I keep going back, I invariably give my very top reason (of the many possible): to go dancing. There are calculated to be upwards of 300 styles of Brazilian music and they are just fantastic—not surprising since Portuguese is the

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How is samba danced in Brazil’s business capital, São Paulo?

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd Pauistanos (folks from São Paulo city) are known for being all about stress, fine eating and money. Their street carnival takes a bit of a back seat. The Tipsy editorial board, however, loves to rock the backseat. We took a jaunt down to Sampa during its carnaval, and a few

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How to drink while dancing: Traditional Catalan wisdom for prancing drunks

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd If you’ve read my other advice on Catalans, you presumably now have a hot Catalan girlfriend and have mastered drinking wine from your porró, the squirty Catalan wine pitcher. The obvious next step is to dance with your Catalan gal while drinking from your porró. Fortunately, drunken Catalan dancing has

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On the road: Why I party with elderly locals

The best adventures in foreign lands usually involve locals who have a couple of generations on me. They didn’t learn to dance from MTV, and they haven’t taken up the lowest-common-denominator drinks wrought on the world’s youth by globalization (Heineken, absolut, mojitos, cosmopolitans). These are the locals with stories to tell, cultural wisdom to share. The lame cell-phone photos above and

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