As I watched the 4th of July fireworks in my small home town in Oregon, I started to wonder what kinds of similar celebrations are happening in other countries at different times of the year. Most countries appear to have at least one day of national pride, and it is often associated with gaining independence or...
Various countries around the world have their own holidays and celebrations of gratitude, especially gratitude for an abundant harvest, and many of them predate Thanksgiving in America.
If you have been to Brazil, you have likely seen people walking around, eating a dark purple thick “drink” with spoons out of cups. Or maybe you have tried it yourself. Whatever the case, acai has become very famous in the past few years. The acai berry is an inch-long reddish, purple fruit, which grows on...
Few countries have received the positive attention that Brazil has over the past few years. Clearly its day has come.
Many of the locals say that during Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) everyone is “a little bit gay”. The specific dates change every year, but Carnaval festivities officially start on Saturday, and end on Fat Tuesday.
South America is a leader in design, with modern museums like the Museum of Niteroi in Brazil, and ultra cool hotels such as the Faena Hotel and Universe in Buenos Aires and the Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo , Brazil. Just stepping into these places makes you feel cool.