With restaurants and clubs filled with the sounds of samba and pagode and bossa nova, the city channels Brazil primarily through its music.
An influx of quirky boutiques in São Paulo’s neighborhood of Vila Madalena has created a pedestrian-friendly shopping arcade.
At a farm outside Rio de Janeiro, wood-aged cachaça ? fermented and distilled sugar cane juice ? is being made to meet a growing demand in the United States.
It may be the ugliest, most dangerous city you’ll ever love.
So you missed Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro last week. No worries. Many residents, known as Cariocas, missed it as well, fleeing the tourist onslaught for vacation homes and more intimate Carnavals around Brazil. But the party never stops.
Coordinated attacks that killed at least 20 people in late December didn’t scare revelers away from the city’s famous New Year’s Eve celebration on Copacabana Beach.
To Brazilians, the boats that chug up and down the Solimões River are the Greyhound buses of the Amazon: the only affordable way to visit relatives or travel on business.