The Independence Day of Brazil (Portuguese: Dia da Independência), commonly called Sete de Setembro (7th of September), is a national holiday observed in Brazil on September 7 of every year. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.
Our friends over at City Discovery are now offering private airport transfers and shuttles to/from Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) to/from Copacabana and Ipanema starting around US$25. Private transfers are also available from GIG to Port of Rio de Janeiro. For more info and to check availability and latest pricing for GIG transfers to Copacabana/Ipanema hotels visit City Discovery’s Rio Airport Transfer page.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff aka The World’s Most Powerful Latina is featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine’s September issue. The story discuses President’s Dilma’s economic plans and her vision for Brazil’s booming entrepreneur class. Read the FULL STORY via Power Woman Dilma Rousseff: Brazil’s Entrepreneur-In-Chief
The indigenous people of Brazil’s Amazon region received some encouraging news today when a Brazilian federal court ordered that the Belo Monte Damn project be suspended. The suspension is temporary until the indigenous people are able to voice their concerns to the Brazilian Congress about the project’s impact on their way of life as well as the environmental harm it may cause.
The Belo Monte Damn would be the third biggest damn in the world behind China’s Three Gorges, and Brazil’s Itaipu Dam. The government estimates that the project will displace around 16,000 people, but of course NGO’s are estimating much higher displacement at around 40,000 people.
Ivete Sangalo performing Flor Do Reggae Live!!!
Musician and Activist Gilberto Gil performing the song Expresso 2222 at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro back in March 1972 after getting back from exile in London.
With today’s struggling world economy many travelers to South America are finding it necessary to cut back on their travel budgets and plan cheaper vacations. However with Brazil’s fast growing economy and strong currency planning a cheap vacation to Brazil can be a little tricky. So here are some travel tips from personal experience to help you plan a great vacation to Rio de Janeiro on a budget…
This week’s Music Monday video is Don Blanquito’s – Na Favela. Don Blanquito’s name translates into “Sir Whiteboy” in Portuguese. Blanquito is actually a Jewish American rapper from California and has a M.B.A. in Portuguese. He moved to Brazil in 2008 and has since then gained a lot of popularity and respect in Brazil’s Funk music and Hip Hop scene. Learn more about Don Blanquito via Californian with an M.B.A. Follows His Heart to Brazilian Funk…
My top travel essential this week is the Sony S Tablet. My Sony S comes with me on every trip to Brazil and it’s a lot more convenient than having to lug around my Mac Book. I have bought and tried most of the major tablets out there including the iPad, Motorola Zoom, and Samsung Galaxy, but with the Sony S Tablet it was love at first sight.
This week’s Bella is Debora Juliana from Cascavel, Brazil. Debora is a Libra and was born on October 12, 1986. She is 5’2 and her measurements are 35-23-36. Some other interesting facts about Debora Juliana are that she sleeps wearing nothing but her underwear and loves when men whisper in her ears. For her, men gotta have attitude in the bedroom in order to spice things up. She wants to dedicate herself even more to her modelling career so one day she can reach one of her main goals: a trip to New York City.