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Da Boca do Brasileiro: Diamantina Insights

Diamantina is one of Minas’ most charming and unpretentious historical towns, a beguiling patchwork of whitewashed houses, baroque churches, and cobblestoned squares. Get an inside look at Diamantina through the eyes of a local with recommendations of what to eat and what not to miss.

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Tinkle Tinkle Little Star: Rocking Out at the Urinal

São Paulo is justly famed for the eclecticism of its nightlife offerings, but in general the focus isn’t on what’s being performed in the bathrooms. A fun exception to the rule, however, has been the latest publicity campaign launched by Billboard Music Brasil.

Tom Jobim – According to his Music

ast week a friend of mine invited me to go to movie, A Música Segundo Tom Jobim (The Music According to Tom Jobim). I have to admit that as much I like Antônio Carlos (“Tom”) Jobim– whom in Brazil is pretty much universally revered as the country’s greatest composer of all time – I was […]

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More “Coisas de Novela”

Gloria Bomfim gave up her dream of singing and became a housekeeper, only to find out years later that her boss was the man who wrote her favorite song.

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Shopping in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a great place for all your shopping needs, whether you’re looking for fine art, jewelry, shoes, or perishable souvenirs like Dominican rum, cigars, or coffee.