There's a great woman who works on Ipanema Beach that is impossible to forget.
Vanessa Cabral dos Santos, or Vanessa Esplendorosa as she's known on the sand, sells acai, the Amazonian berry superfood turned purple smoothie health snack which can be mixed with things like banana, granola and powdered milk. It's loved by Brazilians and has made its way to Australia and anywhere else there are hipster, health-conscious people. But she doesn't just sell it, she lives it. This l
I’M living in a city where the gangs are so out of control the army has been called in to keep the peace.
Like many predicted before last year’s Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro’s hopes for a new beginning were snuffed out along with the cauldron. The economy is in recession, automatic gun fire echoes through the skies, innocent lives are being lost and Brazilian soldiers are now helping police try and keep a lid on this explosion. Instead of just guarding the main highways and
If you’re thinking of coming on a holiday to Brazil and Rio it's a great life choice to make, believe me.
There can be a lot to get your head around as a tourist though so here are some travel tips and advice for anyone that wants to jump on a plane for a Brazilian holiday. Follow these and you'll thank me later. 1. COME! Brazil’s reputation is bipolar, it’s either known for out-of-control gang violence and petty crime or for its crazy culture, beautiful nature and even mor
You'll see Aussie surf brands worn all over Brazil, from the beaches to the gangsters in the favelas just like Quiksilver above.
In Australia you’ll find Brazil’s Havaianas on feet from the coast to the bush, on movie stars to the homeless. Despite this, Australians and Brazilians wouldn't usually consider each other all that similar, at least at first thought. But when one travels to the other there are shared traits between us that you can't help but notice. So are Brazil
Amidst the sexed-up excitement of men clamouring to reach Brazil and indulge their fantasies all sense of reality seems to go missing.
So I'm going to put a little of it back into the discussion, especially if you are reading this eyeing off a first time trip. Brazilian women it's fair to say are the most searched and discussed topic by men travelling here, they have a global reputation unparalleled.
I was going to avoid the topic since it’s been written on more than enoug
Social media was certainly made for Brazilians, and by some as well.
There is no shame in a selfie in this country and privacy settings are often left to a minimum. All is on display here which is a lot like Brazilian culture, and being social media, well, you can imagine here it's pretty damn social. Think of it as just like a day at the beach - big smiles, eyes darting around, lots of laughs.
Young women take photos of themselves and get showered with compliments and hund