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The darlings of today’s fast-food industry, food trucks continue to win over legions of avid fans The food truck movement is mostly an urban phenomenon and evermore present in the major centres across Brazil, such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Fortaleza. Seen very much as the natural evolution of the fast-food industry, these vehicles—which are not in fact trucks but vans—offer expertly-prepared food and drink from a surprising range of cuisines, and anything from a common hamburger to artisanal breads and craft beers. Food trucks congregate in open and communal areas to create unique food events—often referred to…

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BBMAG brand new edition is here! Welcome to the latest edition of BBMag—Bossa Brazil Magazine, the only bilingual Brazilian lifestyle magazine in London that specialises in tourism, culture, gastronomy, and business. We promote a modern and creative Brazil, a country with stunning tourist destinations and a uniquely rich and diverse culture. In this edition we feature “Urban Brazil” and so shed a light on some of the more fascinating aspects of life in the country’s metropolitan centres, giving you a taste of art, gastronomy and the general hustle and bustle of city life in Brazil. We also invite you to…

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This edition marks BBMag’s two-year anniversary. This milestone was only made possible thanks to our dedicated readership; so let me start by thanking all our readers for their loyal support. As the old saying goes, “Time waits for no man”, and with this in mind we have compiled a quick guide for history buffs out there, with must-do days out, just outside London. This edition is bursting with news about upcoming events, including a busy schedule for live Brazilian music in the UK, LGBT parades throughout the world’s capitals and the ever-popular Book Club run by the Embassy of Brazil…

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Festas Juninas – Brazilian cultural celebrations held throughout the month of June – are considered to be the biggest national event after Carvaval and date back to the seventeenth century Despite having origins linked to pagan worship, the festas juninas have been strongly influenced by the Catholic Church over time, and today are celebrated in the honour of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter. The largest festivals take place in the Northeast of the country and culminate in an intriguing mix of local food, dance and decoration, representative of local rural traditions and Brazil’s African, European and indigenous heritage.…

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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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