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Destination: Canela

Hi all, Canela, which means “cinnamon” in Portuguese, is a small town in the south of Brazil. It’s located in the Serra Gaúcha, or Gaúcha Highlands, and it attracts many tourists every year, primarily because of ecoturism. If you enjoy activities such as hiking, rock climbing, river rafting, rappelling, or shooting zip lines, this is […]

Friday Postcard: The Serra Gaúcha, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil

Hi all, The southernmost state of Brazil is Rio Grande do Sul, or “Big River of the South”. In its northeastern corner you’ll find the Serra Gaúcha, which could be translated as the “Cowboy Mountain Range”. Gaúcho is simply the Portuguese version of the Spanish “gaucho”, the cowboy of the Argentine pampas, and “gaúcha” is […]

Canela: A Brazil You Never Imagined

Hi all, When you hear the word “Brazil”, what do you think of? Odds are, you picture sprawling beaches and teeny bikinis. Maybe pictures of wild Carnival parades come to mind. Or perhaps you imagine yourself on a narrow footpath deep in the Amazon jungle. And while all of those pictures ARE Brazil, there is […]