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BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

We are SO excited to share with our travelers that Brazilian government has decided to waive the visa requirement for USA, Canadian, Australians and Japanese citizens effective June 17th 2019. This will allow you to travel with a regular passport for up to 90 days within Brazil. So even if you want to just “cross” to Brazil for visiting Iguazu falls when traveling in Argentina or for a full trip to Brazil you will not only save some money but also…

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Gran AVENTURA! Big Adventure- IGUAZU FALLS -ARGENTINE SIDE

Gran AVENTURA! Big Adventure- IGUAZU FALLS -ARGENTINE SIDE

When traveling to Iguazu falls a lot of our clients ask about taking or not the optional BIG ADVENTURE or GRAN AVENTURA BOAT. Our recommendation is almost always YES TAKE IT and you wont regret it! but we would like also to share a little bit about what to expect so you can choose knowing a little bit more about it. So here you have a full description and some photos from when we took it. GRAN AVENTURA-BIG ADVENTURE -Optional…

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Carnival in RIO-BRAZIL in 2017? Why not?

Carnival in RIO-BRAZIL in 2017? Why not?

Brazil have been a great host for two big events that I am sure a lot of you enjoyed (at least we did!) Soccer World Cup in 2014 and great Summer Olympics last August. Now it is time to enjoy RIO de JANEIRO with plenty of new hotel options, amazing Olympic boulevard, new restaurants options etc! So, what a better excuse than than the famous Carnival? Carnival has been a big event that typically occur during February or early Mach. It involves…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th! As we prepare ourselves for the long Holiday weekend  celebrating  our Independence day in the USA I just wanted to share a little of info about the “independence” day. Since I am a pretty “new” USA citizen ( I became a USA citizen in September 2013) I am glad  and proud to enjoy this celebration with my family and nice general atmosphere. The typical BBQ, amazing fireworks, pool parties or any other Summer get together  are already characteristic…

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Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

  For those travelers thinking about going to Brazil, this is a good time. Not just during the Olympic Games 🙂 The reason? The Brazilian government is offering a visa waiver for tourist from JUNE 1st 2016 to September 18th 2016.- For the citizens of United States, Canada & Japan. A valid passport is required but no additional during this time. Proof of ticket purchase to the Olympic Games is not required in order to benefit from the visa waiver…

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South American olympic medal count and other interesting trivia.

South American olympic medal count and other interesting trivia.

11 countries from South America went to London this year to compete in 2012 Olympiad. Out of those countries only three have won medals so far: Brazil with the count of 6, Colombia with 3 and Venezuela with 1. The total of 10 medals is well below that of the United States which as of this writing holds 43. But as we all might think, the Olympics is not just about the medal count, it’s about the coming together of…

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Flags of South America part 6 – Brazil

Flags of South America part 6 – Brazil

Brazil, the largest country on the South American continent and undoubtedly of the most recognizable and colorful nations in the Southern Hemisphere. Brazil is famous for many things: soccer, beautiful and exotic beaches, exciting cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, distinctive musical culture, the largest tropical forest on Earth, sultry women immortalized in songs such as The girl from Ipanema by Carlos Jobim, and its undisputed rising economic power.  It gained independence in 1822 from Portugal. The…

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Carnival fun in Rio, animated style.

Carnival fun in Rio, animated style.

After visiting Brazil and Rio de Janeiro last August we were looking forward to seeing this animated feature. Curious to see how close the movie would portray this fantastic city and its vibe and culture. So on a Saturday afternoon we met with our friends who have two boys and we went to the local theater. It was a very colorful and fun hour and a half of bird action with aerial views of the Rio de Janeiro, favelas, the…

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In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

In search of a perfect caipirinha, part 2

Before we embarked on our journey to Brazil last year I wrote about the search for the perfect caipirinha, the ubiquitous Brazilian cocktail. I vouched that by the end of the trip I will learn how to mix one myself as well. It was not an easy quest, I tell you. After many towns, bars and restaurants, resorts and hotels, after many stories and people I met I had to decide when and where I had that perfect drink. There…

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In living color in Pelourinho

In living color in Pelourinho

We returned to Bahia 2 days ago and met with Ana’s parents who came here from Argentina. We rented an apartment in a 27 story shoreline condo. We have a magnificent view to the west, over the bay and the port of Salvador. This is where our trip comes to an end. But having a few days together we explored a couple of local beaches, listened to music, ate great food and enjoyed walking through the colorful Old Town of…

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