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.

Rio’s Fresh Crop of Hostels

Within the last year or so, a fresh crop of hostels have opened their doors, bringing the total number to 65. By the end of the year, another 10 hostels are slated to be up and running.

Brazil Keeps its Cool as World Cup Deadlines Loom

Even though there are still two years to go before Brazil kicks off its much anticipated hosting duties of the 2014 World Cup, not a day goes by where the looming event is not mentioned in the press or comes up in the most innocuous and casual conversations.

Raindrops (Literally) Keep Falling on My Head

The rainy season is not a good time to be in Salvador. During these damp days, Bahians hole up at home and observe, from their windows and TV sets, the landscape transformed to a waterscape.

But what happens if it’s raining inside as well as out?

A Quintet of Unmissable Brazilian Markets

When travelling in Brazil, don’t miss the many enticing municipal markets that serve as cultural and culinary touchstones in the state capitals, with everything from homemade ice cream to powdered vulture’s liver (great for a hangover).

Magic Carpets of Minas Gerais

During the Catholic festivals of Easter and Corpus Christi, colonial towns of Minas Gerais decorate the streets in colorful “tapetes de serragem” — carpets of dyed sawdust.