Category: Food

Food

Brazilian cuisine is influenced by four distinct groups: the natives who lived in the land prior to European colonization; the Africans who were brought here as slaves; the…

Religion

Religion is a big part of Brazilian life. Even when an individual may not be religious there are encounters of religion everywhere. Religion is very powerful in this…

Praça Quinze

Busy Rua Primeiro de Março on Praça Quinze de Novembro in Centro. Praça Quinze is a popular square, well known for its art and events, as well as…

Rolling Gates

Gerson Couto in front of a café with a colorful rolling gate. It is not surprising to see rolling gates full of graffiti, with many businesses hiring the…

Habib’s at the Beach

Middle Eastern food with Brazilian spirit. That basically describes Habib’s, a chain that has nearly 500 locations all over the country. Although Middle Eastern people account for less…

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach is not just a place to go and sun tan; it is a big part of life for many locals. The people of this city love…

Hippie Market

Locally known as feira hippe de Ipanema the Hippie Market is on Sundays and is generally open from 9am to 5pm, although you might find some people up…