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Bom dia! I'm Bernard, travel blogger and owner of Brazilie.rocks. Since 2009, I visit Brazil every year and blog about this special country. Questions, comments, tips? Please send me a message.

Coronavirus in Brazil

Follow the latest news and data about the coronavirus in Brazil. News coronavirus in Brazil 20/3...
10 reasons why Brazilians are extraordinary people

10 reasons why Brazilians are extraordinary people

What makes Brazil such a special country? Brazil is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, nature, and colonial cities. But...

What’s a cpf, what’s in it for me and how do I arrange one?

What's a cpf? CPF stands for "Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas". It is a cadastral registration of a person. It...

Brazilian men (what are they like)

I spoke to many women for research about the dating culture in Brazil. This is what they say about Brazilian men.
Rio de Janeiro

Is Brazil safe?

You want to take a holiday to Brazil, but are wondering whether it is safe to go? Even...
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New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro is the stage of one of the largest and wildest New Year’s Eve parties in the...
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The best dance clubs in São Paulo

For lovers of deep house, techno and electronic music in general, São Paulo is a Walhalla. São Paulo is renowned for its...
Ouro Prêto

Ouro Prêto (colonial splendor)

Ouro Prêto is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Brazil. It's located in Minas Gerais, where gold was found for...

15 nice restaurants in São Paulo

Where are we going to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack in São Paulo? The one million dollar question that you...
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Top 100 Samba Classics

On November 27th in 1916, the single "Pelo Telefone" written by Ernesto Joaquim Maria dos Santos, better known as Donga, was added...
Belo Horizonte

9 fun things to do in Belo Horizonte

After Rio and São Paulo, Belo Horizonte is the largest city in Brazil. So there are a lot of fun things to...

21 graffiti in Brazil

In Brazil the graffiti scene is flourishing as never before. São Paulo is therefore seen as the new New York from the seventies, at...
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Ilhabela: a beautiful island on the coast of São Paulo

Ilhabela is very popular among Brazilian tourists, but less known in the rest of the world. 85% of the island consists of...

The best açaí shop in Rio de Janeiro

A centuries-old slogan that adorns the facade of every reputable açaí business, with the result that no one believes it anymore. This...

Paraty: colonial port city

Paraty is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Brazil. It's situated on the coast and served as a port from...
Igreja São Francisco de Assis

The buildings of Oscar Niemeyer in Belo Horizonte

The works of architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) can never be considered boring. On the contrary, each one is a landmark, which gives...
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Brazilian Portuguese for Travelers – Lesson #1 Airport

In lesson #1 you will learn words and phrases for at the airport in Brazil. Like asking for a window seat, the...
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Brazilian Portuguese for Travelers – Lesson #2 Restaurant

In lesson #2 you will learn words and phrases for in a restaurant in Brazil. Like asking for a table, a beer...
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Brazilian Portuguese for Travelers – Lesson #3 Meeting people

In lesson #3 you will learn words and phrases for when you meet people in Brazil. Like asking for a phone number,...
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Brazilian Portuguese for Travelers – Lesson #4 Hotel

In lesson #4 you will learn words and phrases for in a hotel, hostel or pousada in Brazil. Like asking for a...