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  • TAM Airlines flight to Brazil from $674 r/t

    TAM Airlines

    TAM Airlines ©Andre Gustavo Stumpf/Flickr

    Browse this week’s top travel deals brought by our deal hunters, including TAM Airlines flights to Brazil. Depart from European cities like London or Paris and fly to major cities in Brazil, like Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and more.

    Other freshly found travel deals include US domestic airfares from $72 r/t with taxes, cheap flights to Asia with major airlines from $607 r/t, The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel for $203 a night and much more. Book right now, the best deals will sell out very soon!

  • FIFA World Cup matches in Natal

    Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil

    Estadio das Dunas ©

    The city of Natal with its 800 thousand inhabitants is not only the administrative capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, but also its main football hub being the hometown of its three largest teams.

    Four of the matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the city, all promise to be really exciting.

  • Porto Alegre during the 2014 World Cup

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Estadio Beira-Rio ©

    The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre gives home to about 1.5 million people and it is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The beautiful, culturally rich city is the southernmost metropolis in Brazil and has got a subtropical climate which makes the Porto Alegre even more exotic.

    As any large city, there are two large football clubs competing the dividing the fans here as well. One is the Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense playing in black and blue and the other is Sport Club Internacional wearing red and white. Both teams are highly significant on the palette of Brazilian football.

  • World Cup matches in Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte by night

    Belo Horizonte by night ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr

    Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state with its 2.5 million inhabitants is the sixth largest city in Brazil and one of the 12 cities that will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city has a famous football culture, two large teams’ and especially their fans’ rivalry is what defines much of the city’s life. The two teams are the Clube Atletico Mineiro (also called ‘Galo’ – the Rooster) and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (also called ‘Raposa’ – the Fox).

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasilia

    Estadio National

    Estadio National ©Ricardo Tulio Gandelman/Flickr

    Located in the western part of the central region of the country, Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. The city of nearly 3 million Brazilians, Brasilia is a beautiful city with exceptional architecture and an impressive stadium that you will here about later.

    Brasilia is cultivating a rich football culture as it is home to two prominent clubs, the Brasiliense Futebol Clube and the Sociedade Esportiva do Gama. For all those interested in the events of the 2014 World Cup, below you will find everything you want to know about the role of the city in the games.

  • Sao Paulo and the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Guarulhos Airport

    Guarulhos Airport in sunset ©Andre Manoel/Flickr

    Counted among the largest cities in the world, the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo has got about 11 million inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. It is also the birthplace of Brazilian football as this is where the Englishman Charles Miller started to propagate the game for the first time.

    Do not worry, the large city will give you plenty to do before and after matches as well. There are numerous exhibitions and concerts all the time and you can choose from over 10 thousand restaurants if you want to sample Brazilian cuisine.

  • Things to know about the FIFA World Cup

    Adidas Brazuca official ball of the 2014 World Cup

    Adidas Brazuca D@LY3D/Flickr

    The 20th FIFA World Cup in history will take place in Brazil this time, between June 12 and July 13 2014. The South American country is hosting the championship for the second time, the first occasion was in 1950.

    During the one month period there will be 64 matches played by the 32 national teams most of which advanced to the FIFA World Cups via the qualification games that started in June 2011. 

  • Brazil’s stunning natural wonders

    Sancho Bay, photo by RuiBritto on Flickr

    The land of samba, carnivals and world famous beaches is clearly one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. But it’s not just the colorful culture of Brazil that attracts so many visitors, because another thing that Brazil has plenty of is natural beauty. Brazil is home to some of the most extensive rainforest in the world, to the mighty Amazon river and many other wonders of nature that you couldn’t see anywhere else in the world. Brazil’s cities might be dazzling, but every traveler should also visit Brazil’s stunning natural wonders.

  • The best cable car rides in the world

    Rio de Janeiro, photo by Phillie Casablanca on Flickr

    Cable cars were probably invented for practical reasons, but it didn’t take long for people to notice that cable cars, if suspended above the right kind of scenery, can be awfully nice. Unless you have a fear of heights, cable car trips can be a great experience, and there are several cable car rides in the world whose purpose is to show off the view rather than just take passengers from one place to another. You can find urban cable cars and cable cars that will allow you a seeping view of a mountain or valley. Try a few of the best cable car rides in the world to see some amazing places from a different angle.

  • 5 destinations for travelers with a sweet tooth

    Turkish delight at the Spice Bazaar, photo by Augapfel on Flickr

    When a traveler gets itchy feet, they are most likely drawn away from their homes by some interesting attraction or another, by travel deals, or cheap eats and a cheap accommodationou. But when you love your taste buds just as much as you like traveling, you can make food a good enough reason to travel. In any case, even if you might skip dessert on a regular day, traveling is about enjoying yourself, so it’s the perfect opportunity to taste the sweets that people indulge in in other parts of the world. Actually, don’t even worry about mealtimes, and just dig in whenever the mood strikes! Here are 5 destinations for travelers with a sweet tooth that are guaranteed to make your tummy very happy.

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