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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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Carnaval in Rio Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Carnaval in Rio

After celebrating the first half of Carnaval in Pernambuco, we headed to Rio de Janeiro. Carnaval in Rio just might be the biggest party in the world! There are blocos all over the city, including the amazing Sargento Pimenta where a huge band plays samba versions of Beatles songs. Then there are the Sambadrome parades…

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Rio de Janeiro Museums Posted by on Jul 10, 2016

Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! As you probably know, the olympics estão chegando (are coming up)! This year, they will be held in the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city), Rio de Janeiro. The cariocas (native of Rio de Janeiro) have plenty to offer. There are several things to see and do in Rio, and most tourists wouldn’t…

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Breaking Dawn in Rio de Janeiro Posted by on Nov 10, 2010

This week, the stars of the Twilight Saga are in Brazil filming scenes for the final film in the series, Breaking Dawn. While some teenage carioca girls were overjoyed, not everyone was happy about the shoot. Today we’re going to read two stories about the film production in Rio de Janeiro from Brazilian news sources…

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Carnaval! Posted by on Feb 12, 2010

Carnival celebrations are already in full swing and get into high gear this weekend. If like me, you can’t make it to the festivities, there’s plenty available online to experience Carnival from afar. Beija Flor’s 2010 Samba (reigning Rio champion) Bloco band in Rio Frevo classes in Recife Ivete Sangalo at Salvador’s Carnival last year

Lyrics Practice: Mangueira Posted by on Jan 11, 2010

O Carnaval está chegando, so today we’re going to do a lyrics practice with samba school Mangueira‘s song for Rio’s 2010 Carnival. This song is called their samba-enredo. Listen and follow along with the words! Lyrics Vai passar Nessa avenida mais um samba popular Mangueira até parece um céu no chão É música vestida de…

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Flooding in SP and RJ Posted by on Jan 6, 2010

This week, there was terrible flooding from heavy rains in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which caused mudslides in several areas. In Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande, in the state of Rio, fifty people were killed by mudslides. On Ilha Grande, a mudslide destroyed an entire pousada and killed around a dozen…

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