The Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, better known simply as the Mercadão, opened in 1933 and soon became a better place to shop for food than the nearby market on Rua 25 de março. The Mercadão is the go-to place to buy fresh food, have a bite to eat, and meet up with friends.
A 2013 study by the Brazilian statistical institute IBGE reveals how the Brazilian woman will have, on average, around 1.5 kids by 2030. Currently, it's closer to 1.8 (the US is just above 2), so it's not that big of a drop. But going back 40 years shows how it all adds up over time.
There are professional cowboys in Brazil and they have their workers' rights protected by law. Back in 2013 the Brazilian Senate passed a law that officially recognized the profession of cowboy in the country. Considering there have been cowboys in Brazil since it was founded, this was a big win
For many, being gluten free is an option. But for others, like me, it is a requirement of life. I would like to share a little about how it is to be gluten free in Brazil. I hope this will be useful for those with Celiac or any kind of gluten intolerance.
While living in Rio, in what can only be properly described as a frat house, its members introduced me to a late-night joint they’d frequent after hours. It’s a place that exists in the nebulous moments of the early morning, after partying but before going to sleep. They called it a “podrão”. When
Anyone who has read an even brief history of Brazil has heard of Brazilwood, known as pau-brasil in Portuguese, which is how Brazil got its name. The wood is reddish-orange in color and was highly sought after in Europe after its discovery, particularly for the dye extracted from it for use in
Certain things in life I see as mere details. I want them to fade into the background, to be simple and almost invisible, so I can focus on other things. Food has been a longtime member on my list of what I consider details, perhaps that’s why I want to see what comes of Soylent, the food
It’s now been a few years since I’ve been in Brazil and I often find myself thinking back to my experiences there. Aside from good times I had with friends and going to tons of free or low-cost cultural events, some of my best memories (if I had to choose) are of being in Brazilian nature. It’s
If you'll be visiting Brazil, it's good to know about some options that are literally off the beaten path. The Serra da Canastra is one of Brazil’s most important national parks, located in the southern part of Minas Gerais state, about 200 miles from its capital, Belo Horizonte. The park gets its
There's a type of Brazilian music that I find really encompasses the joviality found in Brazilian society and one person that understands this is Martinho da Vila, a highly respected sambista from Rio de Janeiro. One of his songs that easily expresses the joie d’vivre is Canta Canta, Minha Gente, a