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Brazilian states: Distrito Federal Posted by on May 24, 2021

Bom dia, queridos leitores! It has happened to me many times. When I go about telling people that I’m from Brazil, quite a few of them tell me they’d love to visit its capital, Rio de Janeiro. Wait, what? Well, though Rio is undoubtely the most popular city here, its capital is actually Brasília! This…

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Brazilian states: Piauí Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

Bom dia queridos leitores, it’s that time of the month: our ongoing series on Estados Brasileiros (Brazilian states). Our destino (destination) today may not be the one that would normally feature a list of the 10 most sought after lugares (places) in our country, however it is a region that boasts many belezas (beauties). One…

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Brazilian states: Rio de Janeiro Posted by on Mar 23, 2021

Dias ensolarados (sunny days), praias (beaches), samba, soccer, carnival and paisagens naturais (natural landscapes). We cannot help but immediately think about the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro when reading those words, but what do you know about the estado (state)? Well, if you answer was ‘not much’, stick around! Today’s post will move forward…

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Brazilian states: Paraíba Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, readers! Today we will move forward with our series on estados brasileiros (Brazilian states). With vinte e sete (27) federative units that make up our country, we reached number 14 in our texts. To celebrate this milestone, we will talk about the state of Paraíba, which is located in…

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Have you tried Brazilian natives cuisine? Posted by on Jan 21, 2021

Sateré-Mawé, Tukano, Kuikuro, Tupi, Mbya, Matipu, Xikrin, Waiwai, Yanomami, Xingu and Yawanawá. These names probably don’t sound familiar to you, do they? Well, you are not alone, as many Brazilians are able to recognize only a few of them, if any. These are the names of some of the more than three hundred grupos indígenas…

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Brazilian states: Santa Catarina Posted by on Dec 23, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello, readers! What comes to mind when you think about about Brazilian praias (beaches)? I bet you must have thought of Rio de Janeiro or even some other city in northeastern Brazil, but have you heard of the city of Florianópolis? If you haven’t, não se preocupem (don’t worry), because today’s text…

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Brazilian states: Amapá Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

“Do Oiapoque ao Chuí” (From Oiapoque to Chuí). This is a very typical saying in Brazil that is used to refer to something which extends throughout the national territory. Oiapoque and Chuí are two cidades (cities) located at the very opposite extremos (edges) of our country, the first in the northernmost of Amapá, and the…

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