Why living in Brazil can make you happier?
In spite of all complains about terrible transport system, poor infrastructure, messy working style, electricity shortages and slow internet, almost all of our volunteers say that in Brazil they feel happier. The reason is simple – not the material things make us happier but the che
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Portuguese Phrase of the Month: “O cão chupando manga”
January is a month of mango in our region. The fruit is so delicious that even some dogs don´t miss the change to try a piece. Even now and then one has to remember about “O cão chupando manga”. What comes to your mind when you hear “the dog sucking on the mango” which is li
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5 reasons why you should go to Brazil in 2017
1. You know it’s time for a change This headline just spoke to you, didn’t it? Otherwise you clearly wouldn’t continue reading this text. Exactly one year ago, I was in your position. I was staring at my computer screen during my lunch break, which I spent at my desk
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Independence Day of Brazil
Dia da Independência (engl. Independence Day) is celebrated today in Brazil. The Independence of Brazil from Portugal was firstly proclaimed 7th of September 1822. It was the culmination point of the independence sentiments which has started years before. The war against Napoleon in
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EcoEngenho celebrates 15 years of great work in rural development in Brazil
Today our partner Instituto EcoEngenho is celebrating its 15th birthday. 15 years of doing great project in the rural areas of Alagoas, discovering and teaching new sustainable methods of agriculture, bringing new ecological products to the consumers in spite of the unfavorable politi
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Biota concludes hatchling season 2016
Our partner-NGO Biota successfully concluded another sea turtles hatchling season. Yesterday they organised the last public hatchling release this year. In total more than 100* nests were registered and the births of more than 10 thousand* of sea turtles were accompanied during this s
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Best beaches of Maceió Guide
While ordinary tourists seek relief from the heat at the waters of Ponta Verde and Pajuçara beaches leaving those beaches immensely crowded on weekends and holidays, our volunteers enjoy the calm and clean beaches of the northern coast of Maceió. “Litoral Norte” (engl. N
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Brazilian Word of the week: Jangada
The day of the fisherman is celebrated on 29th of June in Brazil. It is also the day of the Saint Pedro – the protector of fishermen and their yield. This day is especially important here at Garça Torta. Historically it was fishermen´s village and still continues to have a fis
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It´s time to eat feijoada in Brazil
It is becoming more dificult to make a prefered and typical Brazilian dish “arroz com feijão” (engl.rice and beans). The price of beans has increased by 33% in average from the beginning of the year. In some supermarkets the price of one kg of beans is equal to 5 kg of ri
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Where does the name Brazil come from?
Everything has its origins. The name of our beloved country “Brazil” is not an exception. Have you ever thought what does it mean or where does it come from? If not, get ready for the surprise: Brazil is probably the only country which name comes from the tree! The name is shorten
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