Let's talk about Carnaval! What is the first place that comes to your mind when you think about Brazil’s Carnival? Rio de Janeiro, right? Sure, Rio does one of the biggest, most glamorous, fun, and colorful parties. But Rio de Janeiro is not the only destination to celebrate carnival in Brazil.
DJ Dolores, aka Helder Aragão, is a Brazilian designer, DJ, and musician from the northeastern state of Sergipe who makes electronic music, as well as soundtracks to films (most recently, Neighboring Sounds and Tatuagem). One of the earlier contributors to Recife’s Mangue Beat/Bit movement
When exiting the airport in Recife, you will see a uniformed lady asking if you need a taxi. She will direct you to a line of cabs right outside the door. If you look carefully, you will see that they say “Táxi Especial” or “Táxi Aeroporto”. That means you are going to pay more for that ride.
Viva São João !!! As we speak, Brazil is full of bonfires, all kinds of corn dishes are being cooked, and everyone is getting ready to dance forró all night long! São João (Saint John) is the saint honored on June 24th. The festival is native to Northeastern Brazil, but nowadays it is spread all
The largest Carnival bloco in the world is said to be in Recife and you can find it on Saturday during the week of Carnival in the central neighborhood of São José. It goes by the name of the Galo da Madrugada (The Early Morning Rooster) and it's pretty hard to miss, just find the giant shiny
(Source) Midway up the coast of Pernambuco, less than 40 miles from Recife's International Airport, lies one of the best beaches in Brazil, called Porto de Galinhas (lit. Chicken Port). The Brazilian magazine Viagem & Turismo holds an annual contest for its readers to elect the best Brazilian
I was writing a forum entry in response to Street Smart Brazil members Species and Jim when I realized this would be a delicious blog post. The question I am trying to answer is: "What desserts are native to Pernambuco?" Beware: By entering this post you are making yourself vulnerable to
In September I went to Brazil and thought it would be interesting to share some tips with you to make you a savvy tourist. We recorded this video -- and took the photo above -- in Boa Viagem, a neighborhood of Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the Northeast of Brazil. Please keep