What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Beach, northeast, Paraty, Tirar Dentes excellent travel within Brazil while you live here. - Oct 2019

Picanha. Caipirinhas. - Sep 2019

Getting to know the Brazilians and their music, traveling throughout all of South America (kind of expensive though), Iguazu Falls - Apr 2019

Trips to colonial Ouro Preto and to see wildlife in the Pantanal. Every sunset from the beach. New Year's Eve in Copacabana. The topography which never gets old. Dear Brazilian friends. - Jun 2017

trip to Ilha grande, hike to Dois irmao mountain, the beach. - May 2016

Road trips to Minas Gerais, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Buzios...any time you can get out of this ridiculous city. - Aug 2013

Carnaval was my first all-nighter in about twenty years; that was a lot of fun. I traveled in Salvador and had a terrific time taking in sites and a completely new local cuisine. My favorite thing there was the Folk Ballet in Pelourinho. I was also able to travel a lot to Sao Paulo and enjoyed it every time. Great municipal gardens and museums, not to mention food from all over the world, including some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. - Jun 2011

Trips to Iguazu Falls, the Amazon, and Argentina. Local travel is expensive, distances are great, and domestic airfares are not cheap. One can drive to Sao Paulo in about 5 hours, and to the colonial towns of Minas Gerais in 3-5 hours. - Jul 2010

Lazy days outside with the kids on the beach, bicycling around Lagoa (the lagoon), walking along the beach on weekends/holidays when the main roads are closed off for travel, parks (favorite is Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo), visits to historical places, the Amazon, Salvador, Petropolis, spectacularly lavish kid birthday parties, local festivals/celebrations like the Festa Junina country-wide. - Jun 2010

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