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Planning a Move to Brazil: Fact-Finding

If you’re thinking about moving to Brazil, it’s wise to spend some time getting a sense of the country and the culture, not to mention housing and job possibilities, before you go ahead and take the plunge. Brazil expert Michael Sommers helps you plan an essential fact-finding trip.

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Moving to Brazil

Visiting Brazil and moving there are two immensely different propositions. Brazil expert Michael Sommers lays out the realities of what it means to relocate to this complex, lively, and economically growing country.

Moon Living Abroad in Brazil

Michael Sommers is an expert on Brazilian life—he’s lived there for 13 years. In Moon Living Abroad in Brazil, he provides firsthand tips on everything from climate to culture, all in an easy-to-understand manner. Moon Living Abroad in Brazil is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, […]

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Exploring the Chapada Diamantina Region of Brazil

If you want to check out a stunning piece of natural beauty, look no further than the Chapada Diamantina, otherwise known as the Diamond Plateau, in the jungles of Brazil. Author Michael Sommers guides us through this South American destination with loads of travel tips and suggestions.

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Sports and Recreation in Rio de Janeiro City

Blessed with many natural attractions, Cariocas are a pretty sporty bunch. Beach activities—everything from walking, jogging, and yoga to surfing, soccer, and volleyball—are very popular, as are sports that take advantage of the city’s mountain peaks.

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Brazil’s Homegrown Tourism Boom

While prices for food, accommodations, and transportation have risen considerably in Brazil, at the same time, the emergence of a new lower-middle class with more disposable income has resulted in an unprecedented number of Brazilians traveling, both abroad and at home.

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Brazil’s Best and Write-est

There are changes taking place in Brazil’s robust literary scene. Brazilian writers under 40 are producing notable works, the best of which have been translated into English.

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Ubatuba Beaches and Other Recreation

While Ubatuba itself has some passable beaches, they pale in comparison to the more unspoiled sheltered coves and sandy expanses you’ll find north and south of town. The majority of these are easily accessible by car and municipal buses as well as by boat.