Tourism

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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London is one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world. However, there are some rules of etiquette which only the locals seem to be aware of. Have a look at this list of 5 things one should not do in London:   If you are going to stop, don’t stay on the left Perhaps the most important of London’s rules, it applies mainly to escalators. If you happen to find yourself on one, never stand still on the left-hand side. Local consensus dictates that the left-hand side is for those in a hurry. If you want to…

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Whatever the reason – holidays, a weekend away, or moving home – it’s essential to consider your dog’s well-being and ensure that they too are able enjoy this “change of scenery” Before you travel, whether by car, bus or plane, ideally you should seek the advice of your local vet, so as to limit the chances of your dog getting sick. During car journeys dogs of up to 10kg are allowed to sit in their own seats, with a seat belt strapped to their collar. Another option is to use a transport container. It is important to make regular pit…

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Dip into London’s hip neighbourhoods and you’ll discover funky footwear, quirky trends and retro clothing to buy that’ll have you looking cooler than ever! The hip shopping neighbourhoods London is, of course, a major shopping destination with something for everyone, especially those who yearn for the latest trends. Many visitors to England’s capital are captivated by the cobbled charm of Covent Garden’s piazza and central market, but trendy young shoppers prefer to weave around Covent Garden’s buzzing side streets. Neal Street is home to vibrant fashion brands from around the world. Floral Street is somewhat more sophisticated and home to…

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Brazil is a fascinating country, with a wealth of natural beauty and beaches, and the home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Get to know Brazil and discover its secrets If you’re planning on travelling to Brazil, let Visit Brazil Travel Association (VBRATA) be the first to welcome you! VBRATA is a non-profit organisation based in London that works to unite tour operators and airlines specialised in travel to Brazil. The association is dedicated to promoting the the “green and yellow” country and showcasing all of its tourist and cultural attractions. All members are established businesses in Europe and are…

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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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Buildings recognised as historic state patrimony by Condephaat (São Paulo State Council for the Defence of Historic, Archaeological, Artistic and Touristic Patrimony) preserve and promote the history of the State of São Paulo and take visitors on a trip into the past. Among highlights are the São Luiz do Paraitinga Historic Centre, São João da Boa Vista Theatre, the Coffee Museum in Santos and the Felícia Leirner Museum in Campos do Jordão. SANTOS Coffee Museum (Originally the Official Coffee Stock Exchange) The Coffee Stock Exchange was founded to be of service to the coffee business in Santos, the city being…

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Summer in Brazil—winter in the UK—is party season, and culminates in the biggest cultural celebration in the world: The Brazilian Carnival There is a general acceptance in Brazil that o ano só começa depois do carnaval, or that “the year only gets going once the Brazilian Carnival is over”. For the uninitiated, Brazilian Carnival—to use its international moniker—is a superlative expression of cultural distinction. The festivities mark the beginning of lent and, traditionally speaking, Brazilians’ abstinence from meat, or carne, not dissimilar to any other Western pre-Easter observance. The difference being, of course, is that Brazilians opt to throw a…

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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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There are countless London travel agencies which offer a range of options of packages to Brazil, including the lowest priced flights from London to Brazil and the best planned tourist trips in Brazil. When you contract the services of a London travel agency, you are guaranteeing a personalized and secure service for your trip or holiday. Professionals who work in this area are specialised consultants, with all the necessary experience to find the best package to suit your particular needs, whether you are traveling alone, with your family or with a group of friends. Among the services offered by a…

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