Santa Claus is Coming…in Springtime?

Today’s featured article takes us to the southern region of Brazil to Gramado.  It is in this mountain community, where a honeymooning couple from RIO seeking peace and quiet instead discovered tinsel and reindeer.  During the month of October (springtime in Brazil) the city of Gramado hosts Natal Luz (“Christmas Lights”), a three-month long Christmas festival that just might be one of the largest in the world.  Read on!

GRAMADO, BRAZIL: WHERE CHRISTMAS STARTS IN OCTOBER, IN SPRINGTIME

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Mangaratiba: Thirty Islands and A Hundred Beaches

Located along the southern shoreline of Rio State, Mangaratiba offers more than 30 islands and 100 beaches, only 100 kilometers away from Rio de Janeiro!  Whatever you fancy–live music, bars, restaurants, calm waters, or a chilled environment–Mangaratiba has it!

MANGARATIBA: THE GATEWAY OF RIO’S STUNNING ‘COSTA VERDE’

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The City of Healing Waters

Imagine a breathtaking countryside atmosphere, complete with comforting foods and Parque das Águas (Waters Park), a 400,000 square-meter green area with beautiful fauna and flora.  This is exactly what you will experience with a trip to the city of São Lourenço, located on the Mantiqueira Mountain Range, within driving distance of Rio.  Read on:

São Lourenço: the City of Healing Waters in Minas Gerais

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RIO’s Transcarioca Becomes Part of the Green Passport

RIO’s Transcarioca trail, a 180-kilometer path, offers adventure within the city limits.  To walk the entire path from Pão de Açúcar to Barra de Guaratiba would take 12 days, but there are shorter options among the 25 different stretches included in what is now the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area.

HIKING THE TRANSCARIOCA

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Galeria Nara Roesler Presents “Abraham Palatnik: See, Move”

Sao Paulo’s  Galeria Nara Roesler is celebrating kinetic artwork pioneer, Abraham Palatnik with an exhibition through November 12.  Palatnik’s work is featured in museum collections around the world.  The majority of his work featured at the Galeria Nara Roesler has never been seen before.

ABRAHAM PALATNIK: SEE, MOVE

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A Natural Paradise

Happy Friday! Today’s post whisks us a mere two hours from RIO to peaceful and historic Itacuruçá. Located in the Southern Rio State, the three islands of this district were once home to Brazilian indigenous peoples like the Tamoios and the Tupinambás. Today it is a beautiful destination known by few foreign travelers. Read on for more!

Itacuruçá: A Natural Paradise in the Southern Rio State

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