The Fortaleza Travel Guide
The Fortaleza Travel Guide Index Page – Fortaleza, Brazil
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March 2001 Article – After spending 10 weeks away from Brazil, Philip was ready for some decent cooking. He tells you how to make Brazil’s national dish, the Feijoada.
November 2000 Article – The Sunday Times once again touches down in Philip’s backyard. Philip finds truth and hyperbole in their description of Salvador.
October 2000 Article – Philip rates Natal, north east Brazil’s beach capital. And the winner is…
September 2000 Article – As part of his birthday celebrations this month, Philip reviews the hottest dance joint in town.
August 2000 Article – Moving to a new district has allowed Philip the chance to expand his horizons and check out some new exciting bars and restaurants.
July 2000 Article – Finding himself homeless, Philip details the Brazilian process of obtaining a new abode.
June 2000 Article – After struggling with light bulbs and notebooks, Philip describes celebrations in the month of Saints.
May 2000 Article – Philip will be joining a blocco to further his research of the out-of-season carnaval “Fortal”.
April 2000 Article – Philip takes you on a tour of his favourite watering holes, applying his world famous “lobster rating”.
March 2000 Article – Visit Morro Branco, a low-key and beautiful beach which is justifiably famous for its coloured sands.
February 2000 Article – Brazilians are going in a mad rush to go back to school. Escape the frenzy with a trip to Praia da Lagoinha.
January 2000 Article – Voted as the “World’s Best Beach”, Jericoacoara is a place for partying more than a place to relax.
December 99 Article – This month Philip concentrates on two of his favourite hobbies – beaches and food.
November 99 Article – In Brazil, going to the beach is the country’s opium, and the finest cut, the biggest high has to be the beaches of Ceara.
Fortaleza FAQ – If you’re thinking of travelling to Brazil’s north east, here’s a good place to start.
Tips for NE Brazil – Advice and observations from someone who has travelled to the north east.
General Info – Life in Fortaleza from transport to food to banking.
Introduction to Fortaleza – After years of searching, an Englishman discovers his Shangri-la.
Prohibition Town Blues – On a trip to Natal, the northeast’s beach capital, election day means no drinking.
Talkin’ About a Revolution – A trip to Belem, capital of the Brazilian state of Para to investigate the recent civil unrest.
Rumble in the Jungle – A shoddy bar the Brazilian jungle is no place for an Englishman as his team takes on the world champs of football.
500 Years of Brazil – The irresistable pull of Brazil to those who have lived there, especially around the country’s 500th anniversary.
Thinking About the Past – Slavery is very much a part of Brazil’s history, even if it is a fading memory.
What Is It About Brazil? – Some things that make Brazil unique, both good and bad (but mostly good).
So This is Carnaval – Carnaval is many things to different people, but it has to be experienced.
Jericoacoara, Ceara – Rated as the world’s best beach and home to some truly Brazilian Millennium celebrations.
The Blanket Express to Salvador – Salvador has been described as “a Greek salad of cultures, a place of great spirituality”. The bus from Fortaleza takes 20 hours.
Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide – If you’re looking for more information on Brazil, check out these articles on the party mecca.