• Is Rio de Janeiro Ready for the World? Part I: How Safe is Rio & What To Do in Rio

    By Pasture Braised on June 15, 2013
    Rio de Janeiro is gearing up to host a monumental international doubleheader: the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Olympics. You can’t be in Rio without hearing about what’s coming to Rio. The city is used to international attention (over 1.5 million foreign tourists visit each year, Carnival alone generates upwards of 850 million USD). But with this spotlight comes […]
  • Brazilian Beer — 5 Brazilian Breweries You Should Know About

    By Pasture Braised on May 30, 2013
    Brazilian beer offers by far and away the largest beer selection we’ve found in South America. Brazilian beer is easy to order, easy to shop for, and very easy to drink day and night. South America isn’t known for draft beer, but at local botecos, beach-side bars, and restaurants here in Rio, cerveja chopp (draft beer) flows freer and cheaper than water (which is always […]
  • Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil, Does Iguazu Falls Have a Best Side?

    By Pasture Braised on May 24, 2013
    Brazil and Argentina will forever debate futbol and the best way to serve steak. But an unsung rivalry between the South American superpowers is which side has better claim to the continent’s most spectacular waterfall—is it Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil? Poor Niagara! Before we battle Iguazu Falls Argentina or Brazil, it bears mentioning that this is really one giant, borderless […]