Brazil Blog List – 60 websites about the country in English
[UPDATE: New versions of this post are published periodically. Please, look for the updated version.]
Blogs are a great source of curated content with diverse points of view. They map what is going on in the country, giving hints on the daily lives of foreigners that married Brazilians, missionaries that moved to the Northeast, gourmets that explore the best of the country’s cuisine etc. All these blogs (some of which, like Deep Brazil, have a magazine format) are updated fairly constantly. I tried to avoid websites that had no 2012 entry.
I would like to call your attention to a few blogs that I would like to include in an hors-concours category, due to their quality: yummy Flavors of Brazil, broad and lively Adventures of a Gringa, deep brainy O Mangue, welcoming Gringoes and edgy The Good Blood.
Please, let me know if you have any other suggestions. I hope to update this list periodically.
3Crumbs – “poetic. emotional. rio based. 3 crumbs has 3 faces. 3 crumbs is 3 me. multiple. multilingual. multinational.”
Adventures in the Amazon – “I’m an American, married to a Brazilian who is exploring life in a less explored region of the world. The interior of Brazil. Technically I am not in the Amazon, but it’s pretty darn close (and theres lots of forest all around me so it’s basically the same thing, right?). ”
Adventures of a Gringa - “I’m a 27 year-old New Yorker who lived in Brazil for two years before moving back to the US with my Brazilian husband”.
Adventures of a Gringa in Brazil – No relation to the previous one. Written by Lindsey, English teacher in Rio.
American Heart, Brazilian Soul – Ray and Gil between two countries
Amerileira (last post February 2011) – “After living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a year on an exchange program through my university, falling in the love with the country, the people, the language and a very special boy ;), I decided I had to move back”.
Andrew Downie’s Brazil Blog – “I am a foreign correspondent based in Brazil. I write about the country for a host of publications including Time magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Monocle magazine and The New York Times”.
Born Again Brazilian – “If all those repentant criminals, addicts and all around sinners can transform themselves into God-fearing Christians, this midwestern babe can become a Brazilian”.
Bossa Breezes – “I am convinced that I was Brazilian in my past life. I am also convinced that I was born in the wrong place. That is not to say that I don’t love my home country, The United States, but I do sometimes feel myself not fitting in here”.
Brazign – “Brazign is an online magazine with the best of Brazilian design, art and culture”.
Brazilian Guru – “While working for a magazine here in Brazil, I received numerous requests from my friends abroad for travel tips here in the country. That’s how the idea for Brazilian Guru came up; I thought I’d summarize all the tips I have, and create a website with all this information”.
Brazilmax – “The Hip Guide to Brazil”
Brazil Phenomenon – “I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in England from ages 4 to 18. After revisiting my hometown, I decided on Brazil because of its warm, welcoming and almost inviting atmosphere”.
Brazil Travel Blog – “an independent travel blog with information on Brazil”
Brazzil – “Since 1989 trying to understand Brazil”
A British Girl in Brazil – “My name is Rachel, I am British and live in Campos do Jordao, in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. I moved here in September 2010 with my Brazilian boyfriend, Antonio, who I met whilst living and working in London.”
British Girl in Brazil (different from the previous one) – “The ups and downs of my life as a British girl in Brazil, with a little taste of what the country has to offer thrown in”
Cachaçagora – Unusually fascinated by Brazil’s native distilled spirit
Caipirinha Appreciation Society – “Brazil beyond clichés” podcasts
Coconut Water – “From Atlanta to Washington DC to Rio de Janeiro and finally settling in Vitoria, Brazil. For now. ”
Comings Comuniqué – “We currently serve at the Cariri Baptist Seminary located in the city of Crato in the northeastern state of Ceará.”
Cooking in Brazil – “This is a blog with recipes. It’s about cooking in a Brazilian kitchen from an American perspective”
Daily Rio Life – “A Canadian girl (from the west coast) living life to the fullest in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro”.
Danielle in Brazil – “In 2007, I had just graduated with a degree in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. I was (reluctantly) working on my Master’s in Applied Linguistics and (happily) teaching English at a private school for adult internationals in California… fell for a Brazilian and moved to the country”.
Eat Rio – “food, drink and other good things”
Eu Moro no Rio – “A Florida Girl turned Brazilian Mama”
Expat in Brazil – an American expat leaving in São Bernardo, close to the city of São Paulo.
Expat living in Goiânia – “First arrived in Dec. 1964. Served three years in the Peace Corps in Mato Grosso and Espírito Santo. After Peace Corps was working for Johnson’s Wax in Rio when I got drafted. Served two years in the US Army in Panama; Canal Zone. Upon leaving the Army, served two years in Vietnam with United States Agency for International Development. Returned to the States and taught English for five years before going to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for five years. In 1986, returned to Brazil”.
Eyes on Brazil- “I’ve spent over a decade studying Brazilian culture and a year living in Brazil (where I now reside again)…my focus has shifted to my own articles and a series I call “Lessons from Brazil”.
Flavors of Brazil – “A Vancouverite who’s living in Fortaleza, on Brazil’s fabulous Northeast Coast. Learning all I can about Brazilian culture, with emphasis on the rich culinary traditions of Brazil”.
Flowers and more – “Photos of plants and flowers, landscapes and people, and comments on experiences while traveling inside and outside of Brazil”.
Give us this day our daily mango – “family of 5 moves from Arizona to Belo Horizonte, Brasil, and lives to tell about it”.
Go Goiano – “I’m a native Texan [Austinite] happily married to a “Goiano” [person from the state of Goiás in Brazil] …& mom to an impressively smart & sweet feline that doesn’t know she isn’t just a very short & fuzzy human”
The Good Blood – “Let’s talk about Brazil. Let’s break stereotypes. Let’s drink electrolytes. Here you can find everything that matters about Brazil. No joke”.
Gringo Rio – “I’m a gringo. Though I’ve been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2003 nothing has changed, I’m still a gringo”.
Gringoes – “ Brazil’s first portal for the foreign community”
It is Always Sunny in Paraíba – “This blog will show you all wonderful and curious things Paraíba offers for its visitors”.
O Jeito Brasileiro – ‘Brazil through the eyes of a Local girl from Hawaii”
Lagonhense – “I’m from suburban northern California, transplanted to Lagoinha, Brazil. I had this fantasy about becoming a farmer, but it turns out I would rather spend all my free time writing”.
Life in Rocinha – “My life living in the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro”.
Living Life on the Road Less Travelled – “Just an American girl re-located to Brazil by love…”
O Mangue – “Race, sex, gringos and life in Rio de Janeiro”
Maria Brazil – “Home of Brazilian culture on the web”
Meredith’s Bound for Brasilia – “An American high school teacher living in the Brazilian capital”
My Life in Havaianas – She moved from Chicago to Porto Alegre, and then to São Paulo.
New Yorker – Carioca – “What happens when you take a fast paced, on the go, social, New York city girl and relocate her to Rio? Follow my adventures to find out!”
Nina diaspora of the sky – “I guess sometimes I am a “mover and shaker”. However I grow roots and pick my battles”.
Novas Aventuras no Brasil (despite the title, it’s in English) –A Californian moves to Belo Horizonte with Brazilian husband to live with her in-laws
Pernambuco Gipsy – “Ethnographic research on the north eastern Brazilian and his generally half-arsed ways”
Qualidade de Vida (again, in English) – “Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer”.
Que saudades!- “The adventures of two Minnesotans living in Sao Paulo”
Rachel’s Rantings in Rio – “Momma, Wife, Woman, ex-Pat, American, Brazilian at heart, cranky, Sassy, Ridiculous… I’m just a big old mixing pot living life in Rio de Janeiro”.
Rio Times – exactly what the title sells. An English language online paper about Rio
The Salty Cod – “cakes, prose, woes — the photos, food & thoughts of a French-speaking Seattle-native in Brazil”
Street Smart Brazil – Blog associated with a Portuguese school of San Francisco, US.
Stuart’s Brasil – “I moved to Brazil in 2003, but have also a home in Saint Puy, Gers, France, so my time is evenly split between both countries to work has a furniture restorer/maker and artist/artisan”
Sunshine Living – “From Bergen, Norway..but I don’t live there. Moved to Rio de Janeiro and wil stay (at least) one year! Follow my journey :)”
Titia Amor – ” ‘Romantic Brazilian Guy’. That’s what the ad on Craigs List said in men seeking women. It was December 2009 and I had recently admitted to myself, my friends, and my healers that I would probably never find a good match. Reader, I married him”.
What am I doing here? – An expat New Englander tells stories about his life in Salvador, Bahia
What we did in Rio – “Us two and our toddler doing what we do. And writing about some of it…”
Y Ddraig Goch – The Welsh Red Dragon in Brazil