Brazil: Bem-vindos ao Brasil!
If you're looking for a place where you can follow up a jungle adventure with a visit to an exciting city, or conclude a day of wandering historic neighborhoods with a walk along a sandy beach, you can find that and more in Brazil. This land of samba music and Carnivale intrigues scores of visitors each year, and you can be next, with help from the Web. We’ve rounded up some excellent online resources revealing Brazil’s most sought-after cities and features, tools to help you find and book your accommodation and transportation to and within the country, plus sites connecting you with other travelers.
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Personal accounts in blogs and forums often capture high and low points of a country that many sites and guidebooks leave out. Below: the real Brazil.
- When you're reading travel blogs, remember that many travelers will often have different goals than yours. Some are seeking adventure whereas others want culture or a taste of a country's nightlife. It's a good idea to read a variety of blogs to get a more complete idea of travelers' experiences.
- Some travel guides offer message boards for travelers to discuss their opinions and ask questions. Frommer's is just one example so if you have a favorite travel guide publisher, check its Web site for these useful forums.
is mentioned elsewhere in this guide for its coverage of riverboats traversing the Amazon; this particular page is filled with blog entries and forum discussions about Brazil. Read "Best Waterfalls in the World"
for a review of the Iguazu Falls that comes with some great photographs, or "Brazil, beans and broccoli"
to learn about one woman's journey down the Amazon. To participate in the forums, you’ll have to register for a free TravelPod account.
has a Brazil section that details a brief history of Brazil and links to a map, photos, a forum and over 2,000 blogs in which travelers have shared their experiences. Choose an area in Brazil to find a blog of interest and start reading. Most of the entries here are pretty short but you might pick up a gem or two that can help you plan your trip.
helps you plan a vacation to Brazil with tips and reviews from travelers who have visited the country. Search for helpful hints by “Popular Destinations in Brazil” or by “Regions in Brazil.” Don’t miss the “Top 5 Pages About Brazil,” listed below the "Regions in Brazil" for worthwhile insight and stunning photos.
maintains travel guides comprised of user-generated stories, advice, and photos, as well as practical information courtesy of the Frommer’s
travel guidebooks. For Brazil, there are numerous travel blogs, bits of personal advice, and colorful photos to help you get prepared for your trip.
Brazil Travel Blog
is written by a Spaniard living in São Paolo and contains firsthand information on the author’s recent excursions around the country, cultural insight, food and drink, practical information, and more, all organized in the “Categories” list on the right sidebar. There’s also a handy “q & a” list
that is a compilation of every question answered in the blog since its inception.
is a comprehensive source of travel advice and news. The site publishes travelogs (dispatches) and maintains blog entries covering various topics relevant to travelers. This section is a compilation of blog entries about Brazil, including past news stories, books and recently published articles about the country, and general tourism happenings.
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