From my city to yours: capoeira master Gilberto da Silva on the beaches and beats of Salvador, Brazil

Among those most affected by the of loss of tourism to Salvador are its capoeira masters, who share their heritage with travellers through performances and classes. One of the city’s foremost capoeiristas shares the highlights of the city he loves.
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From berry to bottle: the story of jabuticaba, the superfruit indigenous to Brazil

The vitamin-rich jabuticaba berry is native to southeastern Brazil and almost unheard of outside of South America. In rural São Paulo, it's not only a delicious snack for Brazilians but also a vital source of income thanks to Swiss-Brazilian brand Suívie. 

The battle to save Brazil's sloths — and what travellers can do to help

We talk to World Animal Protection’s João Almeida about the capture and exhibition of the endangered mammals, and how he’s appealing to travellers to protect Brazil’s wildlife in the face of deforestation and damaging tourism practices.
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What are jabuticaba berries? Six things you need to know

The jabuticaba — tart yet sweet and brimming with antioxidants — has long been popular in Brazil, but is little-known across the rest of the world.  We get the lowdown on this mysterious and mighty berry.

Brazil: On the trail of the jaguar

Fisher’s radio crackles. He motions the boatman to kill the engine and the aluminium skiff drifts into a bed of water hyacinth. Somewhere a caiman barks, as a pair of golden-plumaged jacana pick their way across the congested vegetation on comically outsized feet

Are favela tours ethical?

'Slum tours' in South America are increasingly popular, but do they benefit local people or is favela tourism just exploitative?

For Many Fleeing Venezuela’s Chaos, New Trouble in Brazil

In desperation, thousands have left their homeland to seek a better life to the south. But at Brazil’s border, more problems await.

The hippest 'hood in Rio de Janeiro

It may not have the glitz and glamour of Copacabana or Ipanema, but Botafogo is Rio's hippest 'hood, with an alternative scene that has as much social substance as left-field style

The land of happiness: Brazil's Bahia state

It takes a plane, boat, horse and cart and bone-shaking beach buggy to reach Brazil's most secluded coastal town, the 'Republic of Caraíva', home to pristine forests, beach-shack cuisine and locals who like to do things their own way

Travel video of the week: Salvador, Bahia

This week, we're off to the capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia

Beyond Japan: where to see cherry blossoms around the world?

Sakura season is synonymous with Japan, but there are other places to see cherry blossoms around the world. We round up four spots for 2018

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