websites of the Brazilian
embassies in countries like England, the USA, Canada and Australia are
reliable sources of information about visa requirements, consular
services offered, and other basic facts .
these official sites offer much more than just basic information.
of them are quite encyclopedic in their scope and cover a wide range
of topics, such as Brazilian culture, music, literature, arts, sports,
travel & tourism - with links to many other relevant sites.
official sites also offer a wealth of information on such topics as
Brazil's economy, foreign policy, human rights issues, trade, science
& technology, as well as useful links to various Brazilian
organizations and agencies. The Brazilian Embassy in London is by
far the best and most comprehensive of these sites
e-zine with stories and
news about business, technology, people and
iideas that are transforming
Brazil. There are also articles on the arts.
offers independent analysis and opinion on Brazilian current affairs,
well as a guide to Brazil-related sites.
in scope, this well-designed site provides in-depth information on
Popular Music, with excellent introduction to the various popular forms
of Brazilian music and their cultural significance. There is also
information on Brazil's folklore, popular arts and crafts, customs,
as well as recommended books and reading materials.
There are articles on art, culture,
music, business and economy.
title says it all. The
site is based in São Paulo, and was set up by expats in Brazil
"to provide a one-stop source of information for the growing foreign
community in Brazil."
site of the Lonely Planet Guidebooks offers facts for the prospective
suggestions on when to go, what to see; information about money, costs,
weather, visas; tips from other travelers to Brazil.
- Brazzil (sic), an e-zine
written in English, with articles on the arts,
the culture, the music of Brazil.
great site for any food
lover. This site offers a menu guide, as well as
about Brazilian customs & hospitality. Food lovers who enjoy
appreciate the many Brazilian recipes, including one for "caipirinha,"
Brazil's potent national drink.
For Real Brazil Nuts
in this news group, at times acrimonious, often biased and highly
with frequent flame wars, can also be very informative. A good place to
lurk and learn. The discussions are in Portuguese and in English.
Frequented mostly by Brazilians, with a sprinkling of English speaking
fans of Brazil.
music frequent this news group. Discussions are in English. It's a very
friendly group, with people who are very knowledgeable about
A well designed blog, focusing on various aspects of Brazilian music,
news, reviews, interviews, as well as scholarly articles on the music
Brazil. Erudite but not pedantic, this blog is a must for serious
lovers of Brazilian music.
- The Brazilian Muse -
A blog that focuses on Brazilian music, dance, culture & people in
New York City.
- Brazilian Portuguese
- What about learning some basic Portuguese, like greetings &
other social niceties? This is the place where you can get