Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tijuca Rainforest

Just like Rio, the movie! It’s beautiful. The story is that a long long time ago, the entire forest used to be coffee farms but a fire destroyed everything. Since then, people re-planted the trees and the rainforest was created. … Continue reading

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São Bento Church and Monastery

Amazing!!  The monastery was built from 1617 to 1633 and now considered a world monument by UNESCO.  The outside looks plain and I would have just passed by..but, it was highly recommended by a local co-worker and it was only 2mins walk from the office.  … Continue reading

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Brazilian Food

I’ve noticed that depending on where I go, I either gain or lose weight.. Germany=lose Japan=gain Taiwan=same US=gain Mexico=best place to diet Brazil=best place to get fat It depends on whether or not I like the food and I love … Continue reading

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Cristo Redentor on Top of Corcovado Mountain

Cristo Redento: Christ the Redeemer Corcovado: Hunchback 39.6m (130ft) tall 30m (98ft) wide 635 tones Built 1922 to 1931 One of the new world wonders in 2007 It’s cold up there..take a jacket! 😉

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São Paulo vs Atlético Paranaense

Brazil is known for their love of football. The fans. The stadiums. The teams. We were in the heart of it all and it didn’t make any sense not to see a match. 😛 So, one Saturday morning, we called … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in São Paulo

We went to the Sé subway station where they offer free city tours. It’s called Tourismo Metro and tours are Saturday and Sunday 9am and 2pm. They have four or five different routes so it’s worth going multiple time slots … Continue reading

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