Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brazil’s three tastiest treats: Put a little history in your mouth

By Guest Contributor KEVIN RAUB Brazilian restaurants outside of the country are not often bastions of gourmet delight: the ubiquitous, all-you-can-eat steakhouses usually set the gastronomic bar somewhere just above buffet. But within Brazil’s diverse borders, the country’s rich cooking … Continue reading

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36 Hours in São Paulo

By Guest Contributor SETH KUGEL of the New York Times A CITY of high-rises and traffic jams in a country of rain forests andbeaches, São Paulo, South America’s biggest metropolis, is a Brazilian freak of nature, except without the nature. But the … Continue reading

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4 Perfect Days in Rio

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER According to Travel & Leisure Magazine’s recent cover story, Rio is “hot, and on the rise”.  There is simply no other city on earth more beautiful or more exciting. Attractions both natural and cosmopolitan abound … Continue reading

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Samba Fans Get Ready To Party Hard

By By Guest Contributor Claire De Oliveira BRAZIL’S Carnival has kicked off with millions of people taking to the streets of the north-eastern city of Salvador de Bahia to dance and party, effectively putting the nation on a week-long hiatus. Over the … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Rio: Bohemian Santa Teresa

By By Guest Contributor Regis St Louis Rio de Janeiro has long been associated with its magnificent beaches. Copacabana and Ipanema brought fame to Rio in the 20th century for golden sands and the lush, forest-covered mountains that framed them. Yet, a no less … Continue reading

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Salvador’s Top Picks

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Pelourinho (Upper Historic City): Starting with the most deluxe, we have Pestana Convento do Carmo. An historic icon located in the heart of the Pelourinho, originally a convent, this vast property has all the amenities … Continue reading

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Salvador, The Soul of Brazil

By Brazil Nuts Operations Manager HOLLI FRANCHI Aaaaah, Salvador… For me, I cannot put the experience of Salvador into words, it is but a feeling. If Rio would be the heart of Brazil, Salvador would be the soul.  As with … Continue reading

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Vacation in Paradise – The Hotels of Fernando de Noronha

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Now about the accommodations: While they – like the airfares! – are not cheap, there is a nice selection to choose form, and my top picks are as follows: 

The most famous is of course Maravillha, … Continue reading

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Fernando de Noronha – Emerald of the Atlantic

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Greetings Brazil Nuts There are few Brazilian destinations that are so hyped, so lauded with praise, than Fernando de Noronha In fact, it was in part this very hype, the never-ending raves from Brazilians and … Continue reading

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Hotels of Porto de Galinhas

 By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER I personally favor a selection of three properties all owned by a Brazilian/ American couple, Kiki and Scott Stemm: Hotel Pontal de Ocaporã and the Pousadas Tabajuba and Tabapitanga. They are all classy, unique … Continue reading

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