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Soccer Museum in São Paulo (Museu do Futebol)

Still can’t get enough of soccer? Well check the Soccer Museum (Museu do Futebol) in São Paulo, located at the Estádio do Pacaembu (Pacaembu Stadium). 

With free admission on Thursdays, this time machine takes you back to Brazil’s glory days. From the objects that drive the culture’s obsession to the players that made history, you will find every component of Brazilian soccer history there.

For more information, check out its awesome website http://museudofutebol.org.br/en/

Let us know what you think!

Enjoy!

 

Portuguese for the perplexed

Brazilians
Portuguese for the perplexed
May 24th 2013, 13:49 by H.J. | SÃO PAULOInspired by a popular guide to Understanding the British, I’ve put together a few entries in a Foreigners’ Guide to Understanding Brazilians. Portuguese speakers and Brazilianists are invited to add more in the comments. Hat tip to Brazil-based journalists Andrew Downie and Dom Phillips, who contributed items, and Olivier Teboul, a Frenchman living in Belo Horizonte whose list of “Brazilian curiosities” (in Portuguese) has generated a huge response from amused, and sometimes bemused, locals. 

What Brazilians say: Yes (Sim)
What foreigners hear: Yes
What Brazilians mean: Anything from yes through perhaps to no

What Brazilians say: Perhaps (Talvez)
What foreigners hear: Perhaps
What Brazilians mean: No

What Brazilians say: No (Não)
What foreigners hear (on the very rare occasion a Brazilian says it): No
What Brazilians mean: Absolutely never, not in a million years, this is the craziest thing I’ve ever been asked

What Brazilians say: I’m nearly there (Tô chegando)
What foreigners hear: He’s nearly here
What Brazilians mean: I’ve set out

What Brazilians say: I’ll be there in ten minutes (Vou chegar em dez minutinhos)
What foreigners hear: He’ll be here soon
What Brazilians mean: Some time in the next half-hour I’ll get up off the sofa and start looking for my car keys

What Brazilians say: I’ll show up later (Vou aparecer mais tarde)
What foreigners hear: He’ll be here later
What Brazilians mean: I won’t be coming

What Brazilians say: Let’s stay in touch, ok? (A gente se vê, vamos combinar, ta?)
What foreigners hear: He’d like to stay in touch (though, puzzlingly, we don’t seem to have swapped contact details)
What Brazilians mean: No more than a Briton means by: “Nice weather, isn’t it?”

What Brazilians say: I’m going to tell you something/ Let me tell you something/ It’s the following/ Just look and you’ll see […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments

No World Cup? Brazil Is Still a Must-See Destination

 

 

By: Stephanie Be Travel Blogger, Founder TravelBreak.net

 

 

Live music, smiles of curiosity and hospitality, colors, flavors, beaches, a multitudinous culture, and the origin of super models such as Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio.

Eu Te Amo Brasil.

(I’m going to mention a few things you don’t want to hear, then I’m going to get to the fun stuff.)

While I greatly envied every Facebook and Instagram update on the masses making their way to Brazil for the World Cup, a piece of my heart sank in condolences for the world.

I had the privilege of being a part of a UCLA Global Research Seminar in the summer of 2010, based out of Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, and am well too informed of the socio-economic implications of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

They say ignorance is bliss, and I’d say really? Ignorance is more like 1 million people drinking, raging, and breaking laws at the cost of humanity.

If it sounds like college football or basketball, don’t fool yourself. The lives that were destroyed are a matter that’s anything, but cool.

You see in our world, we value professional sports more than we do laws. Brazil had to change their Constitution for FIFA. People were injured. People died.

And in this globe, the rate of sex-trafficking (and domestic violence), peaks for large scale sporting events. It happened to Brazil. Woman and children were lost, killed, and sold into sex slavery to service the drunken partiers.

Transcontinentally, we evict people from their homes (for Brazil’s Manaus Stadium,250,000 people) to make ways for profitable infrastructure. Except someone decided to build Brazil’s stadium in the middle of no where, in a town that doesn’t even have a soccer team; so no, Brazil is not profiting on the amphitheater… not even when the Olympics […]

By |August 15th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments

Brazil’s North Zones ( Zonas do Norte do Brasil)

Interested in two of Brazil’s big cities? Check out Seth Kugel’s video on Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro’s North Zones. See the best these giants have to offer.

Interessados em duas das maiores cidades do Brasil ? Confira o vídeo do Seth Kugel das zonas norte de São Paulo e do Rio de Janeiro. Veja o que estas áreas têm para oferecer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The Frugal Traveler heads to the north sides of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where urban explorers can find affordable adventures.

 - O Frugal Traveler viaja para os lados do norte de São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro, onde exploradores urbanos podem encontrar aventuras acessíveis.

By |August 13th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments
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    Churrascaria: os cortes de carne em inglês e português (The cuts of meat in English and Portuguese)

Churrascaria: os cortes de carne em inglês e português (The cuts of meat in English and Portuguese)

Churrascaria
Se algum corte de carne ou qualquer outro item da lista receber nome diferente na região em que você mora, por favor, escreva um comentário para que eu possa fazer o adendo. Conto com a sua participação. Obrigado.

If any cut of meat or any other item on the list receive different name in the region in which you live, please write a comment so I can add it. I am counting on your participation. Thank you.

BABY BEEF = coração de alcatra
BABY PORK = pururuca
BEEF RIBS = costela Cf. SHORT RIBS
BRAZILIAN PORK SAUSAGE = linguiça de porco
CALABRESE PORK SAUSAGE = linguiça calabresa Cf. SPICY PORK SAUSAGE e Cf.Vocabulário: Calabresa e pochete
CHICKEN BREAST = peito de frango
CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS = coxa de frango
CHICKEN HEARTS = coração de frango
CHICKEN LIVER = fígado de frango
CHICKEN SAUSAGE = linguiça de frango
CHICKEN THIGH = sobrecoxa de frango
FILET MIGNON = filé mignon Cf. TENDERLOIN
FLANK STEAK = fraldinha
GRILLED = grelhado
GROUND BEEF = carne moída
HUMP STEAK = cupim
KEFTA = kafta
LAMB CHOP = fran rack Cf. LAMB RIB CHOP
LAMB LEG = paleta
LAMB LOIN CHOP = carré de carneiro
LAMB LOIN ROAST = lombo de carneiro (espinhaço)
LAMB RIB CHOP = fran rack Cf. LAMB CHOP
LAMB RIBS = costela de carneiro
LAMB SHORT LEG = pernil de carneiro
LAMB SPARERIBS = costelinha de carneiro
LAMB TENDERLOIN = lombinho de carneiro
MEAT CART = carrinho de carne
MEAT TONGS = pegador de carne
MEDIUM = ao ponto Cf. MEDIUM-RARE; MEDIUM-WELL; RARE e WELL-DONE.
MEDIUM-RARE = ao ponto para mal Cf. MEDIUM; MEDIUM-WELL; RARE e WELL-DONE.
MEDIUM-WELL = ao ponto para bem Cf. MEDIUM; MEDIUM-RARE; RARE e WELL-DONE.
NOBLE TOP SIRLOIN CAP = picanha nobre Cf. TOP SIRLOIN CAP
OSTRICH = avestruz
PRIME RIB = chuleta Cf. RIB STEAK e T-BONE STEAK
PORK (CENTER) LOIN = lombo de porco
PORK HAM = pernil de porco
PORK RIBS = costela de porco
PORK SIRLOIN = picanha de porco
PORK TENDERLOIN = lombinho de porco
RARE = mal-passado Cf. MEDIUM; MEDIUM-RARE; MEDIUM-WELL e WELL-DONE.
RIB STEAK = chuleta Cf. PRIME RIB e Cf. T-BONE STEAK
RUMP STEAK = alcatra
RUMPSTEAK = picanha Cf. TOP SIRLOIN CAP
SEA SALT = sal grosso
SHORT RIBS = costela de ripa Cf. BEEF RIBS
SIRLOIN STEAK = contra-filé
SIRLOIN TRI TIP ROAST = maminha de alcatra
SKEWERS = espetos
SPICY PORK SAUSAGE = linguiça calabresa Cf. CALABRESE PORK SAUSAGE […]

Rio 2016 reveals ‘Look of the Games’ to mark two years until Olympic opening ceremony

2014-08-05

Rio 2016 reveals ‘Look of the Games’ to mark two years until Olympic opening ceremony
Designs based on Rio’s iconic skyline will adorn the competition venues and colour the city, also featuring on tickets and uniforms

With two years to go until the Olympic Games begin, Rio 2016 is celebrating in style. The ‘Look of the Games’ – the design used for all the event’s visual communications – was launched on Tuesday (5 August). Inspired by the vibrancy of multicultural Rio de Janeiro, with outlines of the city’s landscapes, it represents the coming together of all the Brazilian people.
“We hope that Rio 2016 will be the Games of the people, a memorable celebration of the kind that only we can offer,” said Beth Lula, Rio 2016’s Brand Manager. “The starting point for the new ‘look’ was the Rio 2016 branding, with its essential ingredients of passion and transformation, and its values and attributes.”
The new look will be on display in all the sporting venues and across the city, as well as on tickets, uniforms and licensed products. The goal is to create a celebratory atmosphere and a unique experience for all visitors.
Developed by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s in-house design and branding teams, the project took around a year to complete following studies of Brazil’s historical and cultural identity, as well as a photographic immersion in the region’s landscapes. The four football host cities – Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Brasília and Salvador – are also represented.
The design team produced a visual identity for the Games using images of Rio easily recognised throughout the world, with an organic and all-embracing feel, that gives the impression of a hug, inspired by nature’s beauty and human warmth.
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9 of the world’s best city beaches

9 of the world’s best city beaches

By Duncan Forgan, for CNN
updated 3:27 PM EDT, Mon August 4, 2014

(CNN) – Stressed colleagues, traffic jams, pollution.

We’re all familiar with the undesirable qualities of city life.

So thank the gods of urban planning for the occasional sandy edge.
There are some cities where worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy a day with their toes in the sand without having to leave the urban perimeter.
By talking with our well-traveled friends and colleagues, collating data from tourism authorities and using our own experiences, we’ve put together a list of what we think make up 9 of the best city beaches in the world.
No doubt you’ve got your own.
We’d love to hear about them in the comments.
1. Ipanema Beach (Rio De Janeiro)
Ipanema was famed long before Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim composed their 1962 ode to one of the “tall and tanned and young and lovely” females that still throng the beach.
“The Girl From Ipanema,” however, perfectly encapsulates the eternal allure of the 1,600-meter-long, 90-meter deep stretch of white sand.
Majestic granite peaks create a spectacular backdrop while the Cagarras Islands in the distance offer a counterpoint to the brilliant blue of the Atlantic.
This is the place where the dental-floss bikini and the crocheted G-string for men made their debuts, however, and it’s the sight of the scantily clad people of the Cidade Maravilhosa that makes for arguably the most compelling spectacle.
Lowdown (5-point system)
Cleanliness: 4 — Ipanema is regarded by Cariocas (Rio natives) as the city’s cleanest beach.
Visual stimulus: 5 — See G-strings and dental floss references above.
Food/drink: 5 — Hawkers ply the sand selling everything from cold beer and caipirinhas to grilled […]

10 reasons why you still need a travel agent

10 reasons why you still need a travel agent

By Mark Murphy  Published July 28, 2014Foxnews 

Travel agents can use their relationship to get you prices and services you can’t get just booking online.iStock

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel agent may feel like going the way of the dinosaur.  But agents are more useful than simply selling trips to Disney World and cruises. Many agents still provide services or have knowledge that you just can’t get online –and sometimes, especially in times of crisis, working with a real live person is just plain superior.

Here are 10 reasons why they’re still useful:

1) They Are Educated and Have Personal Experience

Simply put, they know more than you. They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment.  They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.

2) They Have Clout

Many travel agents develop personal relationships with individuals at the companies they sell.  They leverage these relationships to get you things you can’t get on your own.   That “sold out” room or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available.  They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.

3) The Fixer

In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, they can step in and fix things when your trip goes awry.  The average consumer books one or two trips per year, typically with different […]

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    30 Secret Small Towns That Look Like Fairy Tales – Brazil’s Morro de Sao Paulo Included

30 Secret Small Towns That Look Like Fairy Tales – Brazil’s Morro de Sao Paulo Included

Photo website distractify.com published a list of 30 small villages around the world that according to the site “Look like Fairy Tales”.

 30 Secret Small Towns That Look Like Fairy Tales. I Can’t Believe #2 Is Real!

One of those is villages included on the list is Morro de Sao Paulo, located on a island off the coast of Bahia, in Brazil.

 

 

 

International visitors talk about their Brazil World Cup Experience

Very interesting video of tourists giving their opinion about their travel Experience in Brazil during the World Cup that just finished with Germany taking the big prize.

Congrats Brazil for a well organized event! About 95% of people who visited Brazil for the cup said they would return.