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Posts Tagged ‘Ouro Preto’

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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Photo of the Week: Doors to the Past, Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo)
  • 15 January 2012

This shot captures two of the most distinguishing features of the former mining town of Ouro Preto, Brazil; specifically, its pronounced sense of heritage and its elements of outstanding baroque architecture. This doorway almost feels like a portal into the past, with its chipped facade, rusted lintel and worn steps all contributing to a feeling of tremendous age and quiet dignity.

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Photo of the Week: Tudo é Jazz Festival, Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • André Franchini (photo and text)
  • 10 July 2011

This year, Ouro Preto’s Festival Tudo é Jazz will pay homages to Tom Jobim, the great master of Brazilian music. In its 10th year, the festival usually brings jazz fans from all over Brazil, who gather around a few stages erected around the town.

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Innovative Online Market-Access Program Promises New Opportunities to Tourism in Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • WHL Consulting
  • 22 March 2010

Brazil is already gearing up for two major international events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The country’s tourism infrastructure is however not keeping pace. Redressing some of these market concerns is an innovative program, called Project:Exposure, sponsored by the Multilateral Investments Fund (MIF), a fund administrated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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The Past in Brazil’s Present, Ouro Preto Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 1 December 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. A visit to Ouro Preto, which means ‘Black Gold’ in Portuguese, is a journey back in time to the colonial period of Brazil that helped make it the country it is today. From the high slopes of the historic city, travellers look out over the magnificent features of its baroque architecture in the churches and mansions below.

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