Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Today’s history lesson: Petropolis Imperial Palace

It is time for another ‘history’ type post! I like learning about the history of the various places I visit so I hope you find this as interesting as I do.   If you are a history buff and want to learn more about the history of Brazil, head over to the Imperial Palace/ Museum which is located on […]

What’s your favorite kind of Bohemia?

While touring the Cervejaria Bohemia (read my previous post!!) I found out that each beer is supposed to be consumed with a specific glass, designed for that particular beer.  There are four main Bohemia beers therefore, four different glasses, one for each style.  1. Bohemia Pilsen: Is a bright golden colored lager that tastes clean and refreshing […]

The ultimate beer brewing experience in Petropolis

Bohemia is one of the most popular beers in Brazil.  Whether you like beer, or not, the  Bohemia Brewery in Petropolis is a place you have to visit! The first of its kind in Latin America, you will be taken on an extremely creative high tech journey into the culture and history of beer brewing […]

Palacio Rio Negro in Petropolis

When I was a little girl, I was given a vintage doll house, and walking through the Palacio Rio Negro in Petropolis actually felt as if I was walking through a life size version of my childhood doll house (kind of creepy)! Today’s History lesson: The palace was built in 1889 to be the summer house of […]

How is my swing? Golfing in Petropolis

About 35 mins from the Historic Center of Petropolis in the district of Nogueira is the Petropolis Golf Club. The drive there is really beautiful, there are some incredible views of the mountains and small towns that are scattered within them so bring a camera.  Unlike most of the country clubs in Rio, you do […]

Visit the Quitandinha Palace in Petropolis

When you are driving into Petropolis you will come upon a massive beautiful palace; make sure you go down the drive way and explore it right away before you head into the historical center otherwise you will be stuck in traffic or fighting your way through it to see it (take my word for it!). […]

Petropolis, the Imperial City

Petropolis (the Imperial City) lies just an hour up the mountain from where I live in Rio making it a very easy and quick trip.  So easy in fact, that you could even go just for the day, like how people that live in Providence RI go up to Boston for the day all the […]

Where to stay in Petrópolis

Looking for a quick and easy weekend get a way? The city of Petrópolis (also known as The Imperial City of Brazil), is a town in the state of Rio de Janeiro about an hour drive from the city. The drive up through the mountains is beautiful, very green and the higher you go, the more crisp and clean […]

Macy’s Pays Tribute to Brazil

 Macy’s is bringing the magic of Brazil to life with exclusive Brazilian-inspired designs, including limited-edition collections by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, FALCHI by Falchi and RACHEL Rachel Roy + Seu Jorge! Brazilian culture is bursting to life at Macy’s through limited-edition capsule collections created by renowned Brazilian designers, Brazil-inspired fashion from other designers, including existing Macy’s brands, a […]

Phone Rant

I was planning on writing a more ‘happy Friday’ post but after today’s events I find that I just can’t hold back; this rant is necessary and it has been a long time coming… No matter which Brazilian cell phone provider you choose (Tim, Oi,Vivo or Claro.), you will NOT be happy. My phone in the States is […]