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  • How to make a perfect Brazilian caipirinha
    There is a tradition at Casa Florence in Rio de Janeiro that everyone who stays gets to have at least one last caipirinha by the gorgeous rooftop jacuzzi before they leave for the airport.  Frequently people try to repeat ...
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  • Best breakfasts in Brazil? Try a pousada!
    Breakfasts come as part of the deal when you stay at any pousada (small independent hotels, guesthouses and b&bs) in Brazil, and there isn't one in the 80 or so on the HiddenPousadasBrazil list which wouldn't beat the average hotel breakfast ...
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  • Brazil wins as gay-friendly destination: hiddenpousadasbrazil as best accommodation
    It comes as no surprise to see Forbes magazine voting Rio de Janeiro the best gay destination of the world today. Despite all the challenges of security, health and education it is one of the most beautiful, fun, buzzy ...
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  • The calm after the storm and 3 cool new pousadas
    It was a  Tuesday- so we knew it would rain!. There's amazing outdoor jazz in the centre of Rio (Boteco Casual) with Cliff Korman and Co every Tuesday, and for the last 10 weeks the heavens have opened to stop in happening.Last ...
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  • Rio voted Best Destination in South America
    With Rio de Janeiro now voted best South American destination (World Travel Award 2009) as well as best gay destination (TripOutGayTravel.com) a lot more people are packing their bags are and heading out to Brazil. A recent British Airways ...
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  • Looking for a secret hideaway in Brazil? Try Cumuruxatiba, Bahia
    Not many people have ever heard of Cumuruxatiba and even fewer can pronounce it without a lot of practice. Ask the average Brazilian and they would not have any idea even which state it is in, and Google just gives ...
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  • Dreaming of a deserted beach in Brazil? Start packing- this is paradise!
    Brazil has 4600 miles of coastline , an awful lot of beautiful deserted beaches and fabulous pousadas (places to stay), but there are times  when you come across something which is so special that it literally takes your breath away. Maybe it ...
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  • Dining in style in the tropical paradise of Pousada Santa Clara, Boipeba, Brazil
    I first discovered the wonderful Pousada Santa Clara a few years ago when I was incredibly stressed out and looking for a place where I could just chill near a deserted beach. I never expected anything as wonderful as ...
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  • Murder, mayhem and Mad Maria in the Amazon jungle
    Not many people have visited Rondônia, a forgotten Brazilian state which borders Bolivia, nor have many had the chance to stay at the Pakaas Palafitas Lodge, an amazing jungle lodge on stilts, but that was only one of the ...
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  • Best places for Brazilian Jazz in Rio de Janeiro
    I first discovered BrazilianmusicinParis in 1974.Iwas introduced to a group of musicians who had been exiledduring Brazil's ...
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  • Best places for Brazilian Jazz in Rio de Janeiro
    I first discovered BrazilianmusicinParis in 1974.Iwas introduced to a group of musicians who had been exiledduring Brazil's military dictatorship and whenI heardthem play theirBossa Nova jazz,I fellin love. Little didIknow thatthis momentwould be the catalyst fora completely new life ...
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  • Best places for Brazilian Jazz in Rio de Janeiro
    I first discovered BrazilianmusicinParis in 1974.Iwas introduced to a group of musicians who had been exiledduring Brazil's military dictatorship and whenI heardthem play theirBossa Nova jazz,I fellin love. Little didIknow thatthis momentwould be the catalyst fora completely new life ...
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  • Beaches in the Amazon - Alter do Chão, Pará, Brazil
    I had heard rumours for a couple of years of the existence of sandy beaches in the Amazon, but had not realized there are actually hundreds of them in summer, July through to November, when the rivers ...
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  • Budget Brazil travel- 10 tips for making the pennies (or centavos) stretch
    [size= 13px; line-height: 18px][size= 10px; line-height: normal] [/size][/size] Budgetting is the new black, as they say, and it's always useful to know how to make those pennies stretch further in Brazil, especially now that it is ...
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  • The meaning of paradise in Brazil: Pousada Santa Clara, Boipeba
    When people ask me how I startedHidden Pousadas Braziland the idea to promote, what are some of the most uniquely beautiful and hidden places to stay in the world, I always tell them that it ...
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  • 10 tips for solo budget travellers to Brazil
    1. If travelling to different states buy a Brazil airpass with your international ticket, which will give you the right to visit a maximum of 9 cities for a greatly reduced price 2. If buying internal flights separately ...
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  • 10 tips for making the most of your Amazon trip
    The Amazon is one of the most extraordinary regions of Brazil and curiously the one least appreciated by Brazilians themselves. It is home to over 60,000 plants and trees, 324 mammals, 300 reptiles, 950 birds and 2300. ...
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  • 10 things to do for free in Brazil
    Despite living in more cash-strapped times, travel is one luxury we are not prepared to give up, so it does mean being more inventive in ways to enjoy the best of a destination on a ...
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  • Top 5 truly off beat 'hidden' pousadas
    Pousada Paraiso Verde[/b], Ilheus (Barra do Sargi), Bahia[/b][/i] : This is an extraordinary place where the New York pop art of Kenny Scharf meets the rivers and deserted beaches of the Barra do Sargi, midway between Ilheus ...
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  • 10 of the best activities and attractions to enjoy in Brazil
    1. Brazilian cuisine - food is culture in Brazil and each region has its own unique dishes and flavours. The country cultivates the freshest and most diverse seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables so a trip ...
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  • The 10 best things about Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
    Bonito has won Brazil’s “eco destination of the year” 9 years running now and yet it is still relatively unknown to the foreigners who flock to the nearby Pantanal. Here the landscape is completely different- rolling hills, ...
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