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Rio de Janeiro puts on one of the world’s biggest, liveliest parties every year for Carnival. This year’s Carnival weekend just happens to coincide with the long Presidents' Day weekend, February 17-20, giving travelers even more reason to celebrate. You can still book a trip—but act fast!
Throughout Brazil, use the thumbs-up gesture to indicate that something is OK. The gesture created by making a circle with your thumb and index finger and holding your other fingers up in the air has a very rude meaning.
Known for the curative properties of their natural springs, a collection of mineral-spa towns in southern Minas Gerais forms the Circuito das Águas (Water Circuit). For more than a century people have flocked to these mystical towns, bathing in the pristine water parks and drinking from the bubbling fountains. Today the towns are especially popular among older, wealthier Brazilians.
The true story of this remarkable female traveler is told in Glynis Ridley’s The Discovery of Jeanne Baret. Here are some of the highlights of Baret's story and the natural wonders along the way. Re-tracing her journey, dates are given for each location, so you can see how long it took an 18th-century ship to complete the voyage under sail.
The year 2011 is almost upon us so we've rounded up nine cities around the globe that celebrate the New Year with style. Find your perfect party, from family-friendly affairs to all-night debauchery to classic celebrations.
Visas are required for U.S., Canadian, and Australian citizens. Go to the Web site for the Brazilian embassy or consulate nearest you for the most up-to-date information. Obtaining a visa can be a slow process, and you must have every bit of paperwork in order when you visit the consulate, so read instructions carefully. (For example, in the U.S. the fee can only be paid with a U.S. Postal Service money order.)
These are useful if you plan to travel a lot within Brazil (they can only be purchased outside Brazil), where distances are vast. Passes from TAM or Varig can save you hundreds of dollars.
Throughout the country, use the thumbs-up gesture to indicate that something is OK. The gesture created by making a circle with your thumb and index finger and holding your other fingers up in the air has a very rude meaning.
The mercury is rising, and we've taken a look at the hot new books on the market. Once again, our list of favorites has us globetrotting: from Down Under to Spain to South America to the Caribbean to Mexico, with some bizarre journeys to top it off. Fodor's Editor Jess Moss weighs in.
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