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.
A volunteer of Mais Caminhos spent a few weeks in Rio de Janeiro teaching English to underprivileged teens in the nearby favela and learned a lot from this experience.
The Positive Discipline is opposed to traditional punishment, and it aims to educate kids through a caring, loving and supportive environment.
Janelle is describing her first three days volunteering with Mais Caminhos, as she goes to the beach with the kids and help them with their creativity and art skills.