Tourism

A small, quiet town, surrounded by mountains with a much loved local cuisine. Need to recharge the batteries? This is the perfect place! When people talk about tourism in Brazil the first things that pop into their heads are the scorching, sun drenched beaches (that leave the body a little pink), lots of music, samba, Carnival and football, right? Yes. These are unquestionably the country’s hallmarks. But there is so much more to Brazil than this. Gonçalves, a small and quiet town in southern Minas Gerais is the true antidote to the better-known neighbouring tourist hotspots of Campos do Jordão…

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When we talk about beaches, the first places that spring to mind are the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the state’s north-eastern coast. However, half of Brazil’s landmass borders the ocean, with many beaches that are not so well known and characterised by natural beauty and breath-taking scenery. Although São Paulo city is famous for its concrete capital, the state is home to some wonderful beaches. Here is our guide to the top 5, which you have to visit. Domingas Dias – Ubatuba Access to the beach is via the BR-101 highway, after which a 300-metre trail leads…

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Brazilians who come to the UK without English language skills or knowledge about their rights and civic duties may face problems in the future. With this in mind, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has this year launched a booklet designed to better inform binational couples and promote a new service, “Call 180”, which offers information about how to proceed in cases of domestic violence, custody battles and the international extraction of minors. The booklet is available at no cost from the Brazilian Consulate and also available online. To obtain assistance from the Brazilian authorities, call 180: Dial 0800 890 055…

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