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The art of lace making is one of the Brazilian cultural expressions that fascinates people given its intricacy and beauty You must have seen it during the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics: there centre stage, a circle of women dressed in gorgeous white dresses, weaving. Well, these were female lace makers. This craft arrived in Brazil in the 18th Century, thanks to Portuguese families. Found mainly in the Northeast, the lace makers live scattered across the states of Bahia, Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba. Lace is a transparent, thin and delicate fabric that can take various forms, with interlaced designs…

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Important Brazilian documents: the good news for Brazilians is that from this year the consular processes are much easier, with Brazil’s adherence to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, which eliminates the need for consular legalisation for the use of Brazilian public documents in the 108 countries party to the agreement – including the UK. Learn more about some of the services offered by the Brazilian Consulate in London: Certificate of Residency The certificate is intended to verify the length of overseas stay of Brazilians returning to Brazil indefinitely. The document needs to be presented…

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Brazilian steakhouses are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. Understand why Food makes up an important part of the culture and identity of Brazil, and churrasco (barbecue) is a central feature. Churrascarias (steakhouses) are always fully booked and “barbecuing a little meat” at home with family and friends is not reliant on the weather: come rain or shine, it is a popular choice all year round. Barbecued meat is, alongside feijoada (meat and bean stew), one of the foods that typifies Brazilian cuisine. The link between man and meat dates back to the dawn of humanity, to the time of…

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 If you are thinking of attending WTM Latin America you are in good company; every year over 8,000 travel trade professionals converge on São Paulo for three days of networking, negotiations and new product discovery. The show continues to attract the key players from the industry to attend to benefit from both a region focus and global scope, the expertise and experience of the WTM portfolio and the access to suppliers and potential business. You will find the people, products and services that you are looking for, and will inspire you to discover those that you don’t yet realise you…

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With the objective to promote Brazil and Brazilian suppliers to British consumers and the travel trade VBRATA – Visit Brazil Travel Association, the British/European Travel Trade Association Specialised in Brazil, has launched today in London its 2018 calendar of events. Below is the schedule of promotional activities designed to promote Brazil in the UK, which has the support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, save the dates in your diary: 1. VBRATA Brazilian Road Show for Travel Agents: 15 to 17 May in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester 2. London Caipirinha Festival 2018 – Travel Trade and Press Seminar: 5…

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São Paulo, despite being the principal gateway to Latin America, remains relatively unexplored as a tourist destination, often overshadowed by the curvaceous beaches and picture-postcard setting of Rio de Janeiro. But LATAM’s answer to the Big Apple has much to offer. Leave your bucket and spade at home and give São Paulo 24 hours to show you that Brazil is more than just sun, sea and sand. 6am Things get going early and direct flights from the UK arrive at dawn. Portuguese is the local tongue, but no matter, a vivacious Brazilian welcome at Cumbica airport awaits. Also known as…

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The Night Tube is running Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines The night tube service has been made possible thanks to the continued modernisation of significant parts of the Underground network and improved levels of reliability. Independent research into the economic benefits of the Night Tube found that the service has boost jobs and helped maintain London’s status as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit. See below service details so you can enjoy you night: Victoria line – trains run on average every 10 minutes across…

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No other nation in the world parties like Brazil, welcome to the irrepressible Brazilian party spirit. Brazilian Summer: Party Time Quite why Brazilians are so proficient at partying is a matter of cultural curiosity. Stereotyping has served a nation well—welcoming, cheerful and spirited—but this does little to address the enviable energy levels of a population poised to shimmy into hypnotic samba twirls at even the faintest hint of a drum. This patrimonial predisposition to rhythm puts most dance-shy Brits to shame, but there is unquestionably another element that feeds this penchant for partying: the weather. Brazil’s year-round climate is positively…

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The new issue of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMAG), your London-based Brazilian magazine, is now available in many distribution points in central London and surrounding areas  In this issue, given that November through to April tends to be somewhat chilly in the UK, we’ve decided to turn our attention to the Southern Hemisphere, and take a look at how Brazilians party away their tropical summertime. Our cover story takes a closer look at how Brazilians celebrate in the sun, whilst shining a spotlight on the world’s most famous cultural extravaganza: the Brazilian Carnival. Our Travel and Tourism section provides you with…

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Reach the Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking communities in the UK, Brazil and Europe, as well as Brits and international audiences Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is a London-based bilingual lifestyle publication dedicated to the promotion of Brazil. We promote a positive and progressive Brazil, an upcoming nation full of intelligent and creative people, stunning tourist destinations, and a very unique culture. Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) is distributed to UK based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our sponsors and advertising partners is maximised amongst this very specific audience. Our readership and distribution is mostly made up of…

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