Nick's mom is Brazilian and he has lots of Brazilian relatives. Because of that he's been visiting Rio de Janeiro since he was born.
Cariocas have a very unique way of talking and expressing themselves. In this list, you will find most of the slang used by people from Rio de Janeiro in a daily basis.
Volunteering can be really good for you, for you CV and networking.
During the early twentieth century in Rio de Janeiro, people started to occupy other neighborhoods away from the center, like Ipanema.
Don't be surprised if you are invited to a child's birthday party in Brazil and be welcomed with a huge celebration with lots of food, alcoholic beverage and all kids of sweets.
A lot of tourists are disappointed when they see they can't cross the Ipanema-Copacabana coastal border by foot.
Brazilian Portuguese is the most studied variant of the Portuguese language in the world today.
Many people assume that favelas are associated with negativity and danger. Many Brazilians and tourists are really afraid of entering one.
Festa Junina means Festival of June, it is a celebration during the winter, marked by plaid shirts, boots, braids and freckles.