Brazil

My favorite country to travel and live in — as long as I don’t spend more than a couple of months there at a time. It’s full of frustrations too.

Brazilian vs. European Portuguese: Key Differences to Learn in Grammar and Vocabulary

European Portuguese is infamously quite different from the Brazilian variety. Here is what you need to know if you’re hoping to transition from speaking one to speaking or understanding the other. Your Language Guide Mose Hayward Luso-curious I’ve been speaking Brazilian Portuguese regularly for more than a decade, but have recently been spending more time […]

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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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What to Pack for Brazil: The Minimalist’s Checklist for Smoother Travel

We’ve been taking long trips around Brazil for years, and boy, the dumb things we’ve seen our fellow gringos carrying. I suppose it’s hard to know what to pack for Brazil, but heavy clothes, wheeled oversize plastic suitcases, fancy watches — these are all asking for trouble in various ways. The ideal packing checklist for

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Safety, Comfort, and Easy Ticket Booking on Brazilian Long-Distance Buses

Your Guide Mose Hayward Travel Nerd You might not be used to long-distance bus travel. But in Brazil, buses are an important and useful way to travel the country. And for a land with plenty of inconveniences for travellers, the intercity buses are generally surprisingly comfortable and pleasant. We’ll show you how to avoid the

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