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September 30, 2013

A peaceful getaway often overlooked by international tourists, 'Floripa' is the secret destination Brazilians flock to for caipirinhas, oysters and island fun

'Floripa' offers a break from the city and crowds of Rio in a safe, chilled out European region of Brazil.

The denizens of São Paulo have been spending summers on the wide open beaches of Florianópolis their entire lives.

Overnighting is easy in a beachside pousada (a small B&B/ independent hotel). Or better yet, save money by renting a small lagoon side house with friends on Lagoa da Conceicao. The hotel rates tend to be highest during the popular Christmas/New Year’s season when the city is taken over by Brazilians from both Porte Alegre and Curitiba.

June 4, 2012

As 4.5 million get ready to party at São Paulo Pride, we check out this stunning and surprising Brazilian city

Forget New York, Mardi Gras or any pride event you’ve ever been to or seen. On Sunday (10 June) more than 4.5 million lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and their friends will be partying at the biggest and most spectacular gay pride festival in the world – in São Paulo, Brazil.

This is one huge street party. You’ll meet people from all over Brazil and beyond, including gay Indians, cowboys, German Brazilians, farmers, glamorous boys and girls, the local paulistanos and the transvestites which will show how to party!