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5 Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

5 Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are world-famous. Even though you have never been to Brazil, chances are that you have heard of it. Positive or negative. These slums are connected to Brazil just like football or samba. It is also becoming increasingly popular among travelers to visit these favelas. But is that possible? In …

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Serra Verde Express, Brazil: A Spectacular Train Ride Crossing the Atlantic Forest

Serra Verde Express, Brazil: A Spectacular Train Ride Crossing the Atlantic Forest

The Serra Verde Express is a sightseeing train ride in Brazil that offers some of the most breathtaking views of Brazil’s nature. On this train ride, you’ll see mountain canyons, tropical green lowlands, and even sneak a peek of the Atlantic ocean. As you advance in the train ride, you’ll see that the climate changes …

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Fernando de Noronha: Brazil's little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean

Fernando de Noronha: Brazil’s little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean

Fernando de Noronha is an island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2001, UNESCO declared Fernando de Noronha a World Heritage Site due to its special ecosystem. Most visitors come to these islands to dive or simply just enjoy lying on the beautiful beaches. Through the glasses of your diving mask, you see the colorful …

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What You Need to Know about São Paulo, the Largest City in Brazil

Skyscrapers rise into the sky in the modern center of São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. In between those skyscrapers, green parks, palm trees, hundreds of shops and gigantic football stadiums adorn the streets. This is the metropolis of South America. São Paulo is located in the southeast of Brazil, about 300 kilometers from …

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Visiting Iguazú Falls – The Largest Waterfall System in the World

There is an anecdote about Iguazú Falls that when the America’s former first lady Elenor Roosevelt first visited the Iguazú Falls, she sighed and said “Poor Niagara…” To her, even the greatest Niagara Falls of North America looked not as spectacular as Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls are situated on the borders of three countries; Brazil, …

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