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… check the feature articles or choose a city in the map (it offers details about the local culture, interesting sites and the weather today).
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- Amazonas –
- Bahia – Begin with Bahia! website and check here for some useful information about Carnival events. For Chapada Diamantina, try these two websites: Welcome to Chapada and Biosfera. And here you will find info about Camamu, Maraú and Barra Grande.
- Pernambuco – A Gringo in Olinda offers some good tips, in case you are traveling to Olinda and Recife, or other cities of the Northeast region. This area is also covered by the beautifully illustrated Recife Guide.
The Central region
- Rio – The Official Rio Guide tells you absolutely everything you need to know to enjoy the Cidade Maravilhosa (Wonderful City). The Rio Times is a great source of local news and Rio Nightlife is essential for party people. If you are visiting the popular Búzios beach resort, try two local websites, unfortunately only in Portuguese: Visite Buzios and Destino Buzios.
- São Paulo – The state government’s website offers good tips on parks, popular festivals, beaches and so on. About the city of São Paulo, try this one. And this one is about Ilhabela island.
- Minas Gerais – The capital, Belo Horizonte, has a neat official website in English and Spanish. This is a pretty cool website about Serra da Canastra – unfortunately, only in Portuguese.
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- Santa Catarina – Balneário de Camboriú, the most popular beach in the south of the country, has a pretty decent website in several languages, including English, French and Spanish.
From the Web: Begin with this good interview with Michael Sommers, author of the guides Moon Brazil and Moon Rio de Janeiro at Jungledrums. Then visit BrazilMax, “the Hip Guide to Brazil”, a very complete road map for foreign tourists. Complement it with Brazil Biodiversity, that suggests the best ways to spend your day in several cities. You can also give a try to the official Brazilian Tourism Portal and to the independent Brazil Travel Blog. A few newspapers published in English created specific web pages that offer great tips. They review hotels and restaurants, suggest destinations and what you shouldn’t miss. Try The New York Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
Asia: Hong Kong,
Also, check the Foreign Relations website for the addresses of foreign consulates in the country.