Brazil

Experiencing Feijoada, the National Dish: It’s impossible to single out one restaurant in all of Brazil for its feijoada. Just try it and try it right. Start with a caipirinha (that potent, delicious lime and sugar-cane drink) and some caldo (soup), followed by steaming hot …

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Brazil: Hotels

March 13, 2009 // 1 Comment

# Hotel Sofitel (Rio de Janeiro; tel. 0800/241-232 or 021/2525-1232): Considered Rio’s best hotel, the Sofitel combines old-world elegance and style with one of the city’s best locations, across from the Copacabana Fort and steps from Ipanema. # Fasano (Rio de Janeiro; tel. 021/3202-4000; www.fasano.com.br) …

Brazil

March 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Addresses — When writing addresses in Brazil, the street number follows the name of the street (“Av. Atl├óntica 2000″ would roughly translate as “2000 Atlantic Ave.”). Often in smaller towns a street name will be followed by the abbreviation “s/n.” This stands for sem numero …