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The Spirit of Carnaval in Recife

Erik

April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil.  Recife was the second stop. Recife is famous for its Carnaval celebrations, which are the most culturally rich in Brazil.  Although we weren't there during the Carnaval season, I still felt the open, festive spirit that I...

Carnaval no Brasil

Carnaval no Brasil

Erik

March 17, 2014

Mike, Anna, and I spent Carnaval the way most people from Teresina choose to: we left town to relax on the beach.  It wasn't wild, but it did help me straighten out my priorities here. Our destination was Parnaíba, Piauí's second largest city.  The center of Parnaíba has colorful colonial...

Halloween Times One Thousand

Halloween Times One Thousand

Erik

March 9, 2014

Name three things that come to mind when you think of Brazil. Is Carnaval one of them? I got my first taste of this over-the-top celebration last weekend. On Saturday, Teresina held Corso, which is a sort of warm-up to the real Carnaval festivities that start tomorrow. When all of us ETAs - Anna,...

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