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Rio Grande do Sul Vacations, Tourism and Travel

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Finding veggie food in the land of the cowboy

Rio Grande do Sul is the most southern state in Brazil, and many of its inhabitants are known as 'Gauchos' - cowboys. Unsurprisingly, meat is big business here, and most food revolves around the concept of the churrascaria - barbeque. As such, I thought my trip here would involve surving on bread and cheese, but I was pleasantly surprised when I ventured into one of the state's famous barbeque joints. You generally pay by weight at these places, and I was pleased to find an enormous array of salads, cheese, vegetables, potatoes etc, as well as unexpected treats such as fried polenta. You might get a few funny looks when the cashier sees your meat-free plate, but you'll also get a tasty,... [more ]

Border with Argentina

With Brazilian bus prices draining our money, we decided to head for the... [more ]

Into cowboy country!

Most tourists bypass Brazil's southernmost state - Rio Grande do Sol,... [more ]

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Top Rated Hotels

1. Pousada das Missoes
São Miguel das Missões
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2. Blue Tree Millenium Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre
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Top Rated Attractions

1. Jesuit Missions
São Miguel das Missões
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2. Usino do Gasometro
Porto Alegre
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Top Rated Camping Sites

1. Parque Sesi
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