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Experiencing Brazil from a Local’s Perspective

  • whl.travel
  • 9 July 2012

The Travel Word asked its partners in Brazil the following question: “If you were hosting a visitor in your city for only one day, what single experience would be central for that visitor to come away with a deeper understanding of your city and your country?” The responses were fantastically varied, highlighting the great diversity that underpins Brazil and its people, cities and cultures.

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National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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The Cities of Vitória and Vila Velha Expand whl.travel’s Extensive Presence in Brazil

  • whl.travel
  • 2 December 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Nestled into the southeastern coast of Brazil, the island of Vitória promises visitors immersion in the quiet beauty of the Atlantic coastline while simultaneously experiencing the electrifying buzz of contemporary and cosmopolitan Brazil.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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One of the World’s Most Important Coastal Ecosystems: Paraná, Brazil

  • Guilherme Mendes Thomaz
  • 7 April 2011

Curitiba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, is the biggest city in Southern Brazil. Despite its size, it is considered by some people to be an ‘unknown’ destination. Most travellers also do not even imagine the exuberant flora and fauna found in the city and its surrounding areas, especially the wonderful islands on Paraná’s coastline, a land of amazing landscapes, rich animal and vegetation biodiversity, spectacular bends, canyons, gorges, waterfalls and a lot more.

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The Curious Carnival Celebration of Curitiba, Brazil

  • Guilherme Mendes Thomaz
  • 23 February 2011

Carnival is hands down Brazil’s biggest and most popular party. Most people have already heard about the famous celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other cities in the northeast like Salvador and Recife. In Curitiba, capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the biggest city in southern Brazil, Carnival happens a little bit differently. The party – a big hit – is called Pré-Carnaval de Curitiba, meaning a ‘warm-up’ for Carnival.

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The Laid-back Local Life of Curitiba, Brazil

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 14 February 2011

For travellers in search of the good life in Brazil, the city of Curitiba is the natural choice. Over the last few decades, it has transformed itself from a provincial capital into one of the most important economic centres in the country. Today, Curitiba has almost 2 million inhabitants and is considered a model Brazilian city, especially for its outstanding public transportation and creative solutions to urban challenges such as waste management.

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Photo of the Week: The Art Nouveau Curves of the Botanical Gardens in Curitaba, Brazil

  • Bibiana Antoniacomi Schappel (photo and text)
  • 27 June 2010

Modelled after the world-renowned elegance of some of France’s foremost gardens, the Botanical Garden of Curitiba (Jardim Botânico de Curitiba) is one of the top landmarks of the city. The greenhouse, pictured here, is a two-storey metal structure that resembles the famous Crystal Palace of London.

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