Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brazil: FOOD!!


You know how we love to post about food!  On your Brazilian vacation, be sure to try some of these dishes.  Brazil is well known for its exotic  and flavorful cuisine.

Feijoada is a popular Brazilian stew, made of black beans and pork.  It is Brazil’s national dish, and served at almost any restaurant.  Feijoada is also often served with oranges to aid digestion.

Grilled meat, or most commonly grilled steak served in South America.  A Churrascaria is a steak house serving Churrasco, where waiters often come around with skewers, and slice the meat directly onto your plate. 

Bobó de camarão
Bobó de camarão is A Brazilian recipe made of shrimp, coconut milk, manioc cream, garlic and onion.  It is very popular, and served in many restaurants.  Be sure to try this dish on your Brazilian adventure, as Brazil has great seafood selections. 

Pizza is in fact a very popular dish and Brazil, and familiar for all of those finicky eaters.  Soon after WWII many Italian immigrants fled to Argentina and Brazil, creating an Italian influence on Brazilian cuisine.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waterfalls of Brazil

Take a look at at the breathtaking falls of Brazil.

Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu [kataˈɾatɐz du iɡwaˈsu]; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú [kataˈɾataz ðel iɣwaˈsu]) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu.

Below you can see what the falls look like from above.  Pretty amazing if you ask me!

Ahhh, Beautiful Brazil... Ready to go?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beautiful Brazil

If you were not convinced before, that Brazil is a beautiful place to visit, then just sit back and let Frank persuade you to start planning your trip.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Brazil- Ya gotta know when to go!

Since Brazil is such an enormous country it varies in climate, with 5 different climate zones. Although 90% of the country is within the tropical climate zone, more than 60 percent of the population lives in one of the other four regions: equatorial, semi arid, highland tropical, and subtropical. Since Brazil is in the Southern Hemisphere, seasons are opposite from the Northern Hemisphere's seasons. Generally in Brazil's summer time, temperatures are never above 29C (85F), making Brazil a good year-round destination.

If you happen to travel to the Amazon, It is important to be mindful of the Rainy season. Beginning in mid-October and lasting until March, northern Brazil experiences daily showers. Some advantages of avoiding the rainy season means dealing with less mosquitoes, more pleasant hikes or other outdoor activities, and river life sighting. Advantages of traveling during the rainy season however mean Amazon tours will be cooler, and it will be easier to spot wildlife and pretty plants like acacias (pictured below).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Country of the Month: BRAZIL!!

We are very excited to introduce our featured country for the month of September: BRAZIL!!

Stay tuned for some great travel info, beautiful photos and of course the food!

See you soon!