5 local expressions you can not live without in Maceió
Speaking correct Portuguese is definitely a great thing but, on daily basis, people have local words and expressions, and also particular ways of expressing themselves that vary a lot from region to region (after all, it’s a big country and a lot of local cultures). In Northeast
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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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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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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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Five things you should know about Maceió
If you are thinking about going to Maceió but don´t have time to do a deep internet research, don´t worry! This short guide from our Portuguese teacher Kátia will help you to get an idea about the city. The most beautiful beaches of Brazil are located around Maceió Maceió is at
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Happy favelas in Brazil
A survey conducted in 63 slums, or favelas, in 35 cities throughout Brazil, shows that 94 percent of favela residents say they are happy, and three thirds would not leave their neighborhood if their income doubled, in spite of being strongly critical ...
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