Archive for September, 2011
Florianópolis is proud to have its own micareta, the Portuguese word for a carnival taking place outside the traditional dates for the carnival. Folianópolis is its name and this year it will take place between 12 and 14 November. Check out the line-up at the party’s website. The presence of usual suspects such as Ivete Sangalo, Chiclete con Banana or Banda Eva is confirmed. The venue for Folianópolis is the Passarela do Samba in the city of Florianópolis.
Destination: Florianópolis is our main blog post on this popular destination in Southern Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has just made a worrying announcement. This coming summer Rio is to face its worse dengue fever epidemic in history. The conclusion was reached through the comparison of current and old data. So far this year, and long before the summer months when most cases are recorded, Rio has seen 160,000 cases of dengue fever with 121 deaths.
An informed traveler is the best possible traveler and for that reason we want to refer you once again to our blog post 10 facts about dengue fever in Brazil. It was written with the help of a medical specialist on the disease and it contains information on dengue fever.
Thinking of cancelling your trip to Rio because of the upcoming dengue fever epidemic? We don’t feel you should necessarily do that. Get the information and understand the risks associated to dengue fever before you take such decision.
After two editions of the Cow Parade, it is the turn now for rhinos to take the streets of São Paulo through Rino Mania.
From 20 September till 20 October 60 fiberglass rhinos (no fear of uncontrolled beasts charging against innocent by-standers) will occupy public and private spaces in the city of São Paulo, mainly in the center, Avenida Paulista and Jardins areas.
At the official website of the event there is a map with the location of the rhinos.
São Paulo getaways
São Paulo’s top ten
Museu do Futebol (football/soccer museum)
Morumbi stadium (São Paulo FC)
Octavio Café, São Paulo
terminal Tietê bus station in São Paulo
the São Paulo subway system
how to go from Guarulhos international airport in São Paulo to town
Accommodation at Guarulhos aiport in São Paulo
taxis from Congonhas domestic airport in São Paulo
taxis from Guarulhos int’l airport in São Paulo
If you couldn’t make it to see the return of Rock in Rio to its origins, YouTube brings you the chance to watch some of the shows live. Turn to Rock in Rio’s YouTube channel. Today’s the first day, so don’t miss it. Great initiative.
destination: Rio de Janeiro
The story is from the Folha de São Paulo newspaper: the Brazilian capital hasn’t seen any rainfall for 100 days now. At destination: Brasilia, our main blog post on the Brazilian capital, we gave the following warning:
There is hardly any rain in Brasilia between May and September. Heat can be high and relative humidty reach extreme low values. Due to the lack of rain, the vegetation turns yellow. We advice you to avoid Brasilia during the period between May and September.
Take this blog post as a reminder. Make sure you chooose correclty the dates of your trip to Brasilia. Low humidity levels (10 or 15% are not uncommon) don’t make for a pleasing traveling experience.
Brasilia 50, our free photo ebook on the Brazilian capital
map of Brasilia
hotels in Brasilia
a new shuttle bus from Brasilia airport to town
sighsteeing in Brasilia
Brasilia wonders: JK bridge
Brasilia wonders: Santuário dom Bosco
Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios
World Heritage Sites
Website on the Cultural World Heritage Sites in Brazil