8 cool pictures of São Paulo

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Music and Dictatorship

You will probably say : what? What is the connection between these two topics?

During the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years (1964 – 1985), the cultural movement was always fighting against the oppression and the huge censorship that were present on that period. Many songs, artists, singers were sent to exile, arrested and sometimes, tortured. Yes, it was the darkest period of Brazil’s history. The music had a huge impact on Brazilian society, helping people to live throughout those times. Here, we have one famous song of those years. Cálice, by Chico Buarque (famous and important Brazilian singer), is a beautiful song that is remembered until today.

The interesting point of this song is the title: Cálice. In English, “chalice”.
However, in portuguese, the word “cálice” (chalice) sounds the same as “cale-se”, which means “be quiet, shut up”. The lyrics are translated to English!

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“Sh*t Cariocas Say”

The “Diário do Rio de Janeiro” (Rio de Janeiro Diary) posted this video trying to show a little bit more of the Carioca Lifestyle (Carioca – people who born in the city of Rio).
This video is awesome and really shows the way that most Cariocas talk, with some famous expressions and slangs.

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Beautiful women, beautiful city

Brazilian women. What to say? Nothing. Just admire.

We all know that Rio is well-known for its beauty. Nature, lifestyle and, surely, beautiful, gorgeous women.

And, for our pleasure, the website “Askmen” ( http://www.askmen.com/ ) have just confirmed this fact.

They made a research to find out the cities with the most beautiful women in the world. And, finally, they have now a Top 10. And, can you guess which city got the first place?

R I O !

TOP 10:

1.Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)                                                                                                             2.Milan (Italy)                                                                                                                3.Caracas (Venezuela)                                                                                     4.Copenhaguen (Denmark)                                                                                                     5.Prague (Czech Republic)                                                                                           6.Miami/Los Angeles (USA)                                                                                          7.Stockholm (Sweden)                                                                                                    8.Montreal (Canada)                                                                                                                  9.Tel Aviv (Israel)                                                                                                                            10.Hong Kong (China)

You must have heard the bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” — well, as the song says, the beaches are swarming with sculptural women. The best part is that the nightlife never ceases, so don’t be surprised if you decide to stay longer than expected.

The original girl from Ipanema, Helô Pinheiro, in 1962


Women, thanks for making our country even more special.


original link: ( http://www.askmen.com/top_10/travel/top-10-cities-with-beautiful-women_1.html )



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National Anthem

An awesome version of Brazil national anthem.

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Brazil photos

Breathtaking photos from Brazil cities, nature, people…


Photo: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Pipa Beach, Brazil

Pipa Beach, Rio Grande do Norte

Photo: Man walking along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro

A popular seller at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Man lassoing a cow in Brazil

Amateur rodeo in Urubici, Santa Catarina

Photo: View of Salvador, Brazil

Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia

Photo: Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Paraná

Photo: Kids playing soccer

Maceió, Alagoas

Photo: Black Gold City, Brazil

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais

Photo: Child plays with a soccer ball

Santa Teresa “favela”, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão

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Botanic Garden, Curitiba, Paraná

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro

Farol da Barra, Salvador, Bahia

Fortaleza, Ceará

Guarapari, Espírito Santo

Photo: Members of a native tribe in the forest

Suruí Indigens, Rondônia

Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro

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Canela, Rio Grande do Sul

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Manaus Theatre, Manaus, Amazonas

Brazilian native indigens protesting in Brasília

Photo: Afro-Brazilian woman leaves offerings

Macumba Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Some photos were extracted from: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/brazil-guide/

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