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Driving in Brazil: Pros and Cons

Whether you’re moving abroad or simply visiting, driving in Brazil is not for the faint of heart. Author Michael Sommers covers the advantages and disadvantages of being behind the wheel in Brazil.

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Brazilian Portuguese

Living abroad expert Michael Sommers covers some of the differences between Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese spoken in Portugal, as well as the influence of other languages.

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The Basics of Work Visas in Brazil

If you’re going to be doing any kind of work at all in Brazil—either paid or volunteer, with or without a contract—or you are participating in any type of training, internship, or residency program, you need to have a work visa. Author Michael Sommers shares the basics of Brazilian work visas.

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Brazil’s Best Beaches

Brazil boasts close to 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) of beautiful Atlantic beaches. Whatever your mood or budget, there is a beach to suit everyone. Get pointers towards the best urban beaches, best island paradises, best party beaches, and more.

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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.