Category: Brazil

Ecotourism in Brazil: Capitólio, Minas Gerais

Waterfalls, canyons, and outdoor adventure make Capitólio a must-see in South America

Text and photos by Ana Beatriz Marin

Travelers from all over the world, especially the ones seeking for ecotourism and outdoor adventure, start to hear about Capitólio, in Brazil. With 521 square kilometers of extension and just over 8,000 inhabitants, this small town, 284 kilometers away from Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), attracts attention for its precious and magnificent natural landscapes. Located within the limits of the Serra da Canastra National Park, the town has absolutely stunning waterfalls, lagoons, and canyons.

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How is Carnival celebrated in Rio?

Samba parades and ‘blocos’ are a must-see in the biggest show on Earth

By Ana Beatriz Marin

Officially, the Carnival is celebrated on Tuesday, exactly 47 days before Easter, and ends the next day, on Ash Wednesday. That is, it lasts two days. But in a city like Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), whose festival is known worldwide, we ignore the calendar. The mobilization is so great that, jokingly, it is often said that in Brazil the year only begins when this holiday comes to an end. It is an exaggeration, of course. 

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