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  • Walking Tour: SBS, SAS, SCS

    Aug 28, 17 • Marion • City Tours, Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Eventually you already got accustomed to Brasilia’s peculiarity of abbreviations and know what SBS, SAS and SCS stand for? But even though, I guess you’ve never merged into those areas of the city, which are: SBS = Setor Bancario Sul SAS = Setor de Autarquias Sul SCS = Setor Comercial Sul May be you haven’t visit yet these parts of the city because normally parking is difficult and/or you simply feel restraint going there by yourself. With HOM-ing’s Walking Tour you will discover the architectural beauty of the administration buildings, cultural institutions like Caixa Cultural, Museu de Valores, Museu Nacional dos Correios, Casa da Cultura da América Latina (CAL) and, at the same time, witness the daily working life of the Brazilians while walking through the Galeria dos Estados and the various passages where street-vendors offer any kind of merchandise (from fresh fruits to clothes and household utilities).   The tour ends – optionally – with a lunch at the restaurant “Coisas da Terra”. Duration: 2-3 hours Available: any working day (preferably starting at 10 a.m.) Participation: max. 8 persons Investment: R$ 50 per person (min. R$ 200)

  • City Tour 3: Spiritual Tour

    Aug 17, 16 • Marion • Cultural life, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Brasilia’s civic and religious monuments draw the visitors’  attention not only by their outstanding architecture but also by the light effects and the spiritualism to be experienced. The Spiritual Tour includes the visits of the Cathedral, the Santuario Dom Bosco, the Templo da Boa Vontade and the cemetery “Campo da Esperanca”. We will stop for lunch at a buffet restaurant near to LBV.   Duration: 4 hs Number of participants: 1-4 Fee: € 100 (or equivalent in reais) The tour can be booked for any working day

  • On the road with Marion

    Jan 2, 15 • Marion • Excursions, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Group tours organized by HOMing & VIANA Turismo Brazil is a huge country with abundant nature to be explored. In order to make the best use of a temporary stay in Brazil covering as many touristic destinations as possible, you should work out your personal travel agenda, considering high / low season public & school holidays climate (rain and dry season; temperature) nature (cycles of fauna and flora) special events (carneval; indigenous traditions; cultural, religious & gastronomic festivals) HOMing knows about the touristic priorities, special needs and expectations of foreigners, and therefore offers group tours in co-operation with: VIANA Turismo, a family owned tourism agency based in Brasilia, counts with 19 years of experience in the market and excellent contacts to pousadas, tour operators and English speaking guides at destinations like: Pantanal Amazonas Fernando de Noronha Iguacu waterfalls Belo Horizonte & HOTIM, – and others All places of our program had been visited by VIANA Turismo several times. With the selection of attractive pousadas and a varied activity program you will learn more about Brazilian traditions and typical regional characteristics. You may expect individual high-quality service and comfort whereever you go. Our group tours are especially interesting for SINGLES who may lower their travel costs by sharing double rooms with twin beds. Also FAMILIES with small children are welcomed and may enjoy special rates and attention. Share unforgetable travel memories

  • WORLD CUP 2014 in Brazil: : accomodation facilities

    May 20, 14 • Marion • Events, Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    HOM-ing administrates various accommodation facilities throughout Brazil, like B&B, apartments and/or houses for tourists, business people, students, – for short-, medium- and long-term rent.           BRASILIA (DF): – several rooms in private B&B houses in Lago Sul, all with private bath and including breakfast – rooms in or complete apartments in Asa Sul and Asa Norte – a cosy 1-bedroom-house in Lago Sul, located within a condominio and beside the owners’ house within the same property,- with own verandah and  access to garden & pool. Parking space. Pets allowed. Ideal for medium-term rent for newcomers.   CABO FRIO (RJ):  – a complete house, located in a condominio with direct access to a lagoon, with space for up to 15 persons; ideal for groups, 2-3 families.   SALVADOR (BA): – a brand-new built and furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms (double and single), in total for max. 6 persons, – about 5 km from the stadium. Minimum stay: 3 days. – Restaurants and shops nearby, beaches at 2 km distance.   CUIABÁ (MT): – 1 single room within a small apartment, located centrally but in a quiet zone of the city with restaurants, shops and public transport  nearby. The guest has access to the kitchen, living and dining room and bathroom which are to be shared with the female owner. German, English, Spanish spoken.   TRANCOSO (BA): &#

  • Rural Tourism: Palmitos & Cucumbers from Altoé / Tabatinga

    Apr 27, 14 • Marion • Excursions, Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Where the palmitos and cucumbers come from “Altoé” is a family-owned small-scale industry in the outbounds of Brasília (ca. 40 km) in Tabatinga. They cultivate the pupunha palm tree and process palmitos – the only palmito production in the whole central Brasil region. Altoé started its business 6 years ago and is – since then – slowly but steadily increasing the production scale and product diversity: palmitos as entire pieces, slices, cubes and sticks. They recently started to also process cucumbers: pepinos and mini-pepinos from their own cultivation. HOM-ing organizes Rural Tourism – excursions to rural production sites like Altoé. Next visit to Altoé / Tabatinga: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 9.30 till 12.30 Introduction to the cultivation of pupunha palm trees, visit of the production site, tasting of palmitos, pepinos and prepared dishes. Direct purchase of the products possible. Maximum number of participants: 20 Investment: R$ 20 per person, including tasting and drinks. (Transfer by private cars of the participants) Registration with HOM-ing

  • Excursion: Nucleo Bandeirante – September 28, 2013

    Sep 19, 13 • Marion • Excursions, Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Nucleo Bandeirante is one of the “old” satellite cities of Brasília, located about 13 km from the Distrito Federal with 26.000 inhabitants. In times of the construction and after inauguration of Brasília, it was named “Cidade Livre“, being the first settlement of the “candangos“. Nucleo Bandeirante was chosen for the first official residence of president Juscelino Kubitschek. The so-called “catetinho” was constructed in only 10 days, from October 22 till 31, 1956 and inaugurated on November 10. The name  “catetinho” is derived from “Palácio do Catete”, the official presidential residence in Rio de Janeiro.   Today, the “catetinho” is an open-air museum – “Museu Vivo da Memoria Cadango“  – which also let its space to artists, using the facilities of the houses for workshops, ateliers and expositions. The excursion on September 28, 2013, will give us also the opportunity to assist a vernissage of an exposition of gravings by Luciano Ogura Buralli which will take place at the “catetinho” at 11 a.m. The visit ends with a lunch (buffet and rodizio) at “Tchê Picanha“, a churrasqueria with “culinaria Gaucha” in Nucleo Bandeirante. The lunch is included in the price of the excursion.        

  • „Museu da Cachaça“ opened in Salinas (MG)

    Dec 22, 12 • Marion • TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    The Museu da Cachaça was recently inaugurated on December 20, 2012, in  Salinas, situated in the North of Minas Gerais. The city counts with the country’s largest production of cachaça. The museum shows the production procedure and the characteristics of „cachaça artesanal“ by fotos, videos, audios and an exposition of 1.750 bottles of cachaça produced in Salinas.   In the „ Sala do Aroma“, the visitor may also learn to recognize different types of cachaça by smelling their aromas. In the archives of the museum, material and information had been collected about the history of brandy production, from the cultivation of sugar cane, the handicraft production of cachaça by destillation up to its commercialization in Brazil and in the world. Pay a visit to the “Fazenda Vargem Grande” (Tel. 38 – 3841-1589), producer of the brand SABINOSA.   Oração do Pau D’Água Santa Cana que se extrai da roça, purificado seja o teu caldo. Aguardente sem mistura, venha a nós o vosso líquido, a ser bebida à nossa vontade, assim no boteco como em qualquer lugar. Cinco litros por dia nos dai hoje, perdoai o dia em que bebemos de menos assim como perdoamos o mal que a “marvada” faz. Não nos deixeis cair atordoados e livrai-nos da rádio-patrulha. Amém. Hic!   Museu da Cachaça Av. Antônio Carlos, 1.250, Salinas/MG (38) 3841-4778 Open: Wednesday – Sunday from 9 am to

  • Carro Viajante: On tour in Paraná

    Nov 7, 12 • Marion • Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    The State of Parana in the South of Brazil shows typical European landscapes (mountains, araucarias) and characteristics of the different European immigrants.   From Curitiba we drove 275 km to Guarapuava where we participated in the annual traditional “Festa da Cevada” of the cooperative AGRARIA of the Donauschwaben (Danubio-Suabios) in Entre Rios.   On our way to Foz de Iguacu, starting from Guarapuava, we made some more 400 km:   In Foz de Iguaçu we visited the impressive waterfalls Cataratas de Iguaçu, situated on the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay:       In the Parque das Aves we had the chance to see a huge variety of birds, butterflies, emus, crocodiles, – just amazing:  

  • Carro Viajante – 5th Day: Curitiba (PR)

    Oct 12, 12 • Marion • Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Our “Travelling Car” relaxes in the garage of our hotel, while we are exploring Curitiba.   The “Linha Turismo” is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the highlights of the city. 1. Setor Histórico   2. Rua das Flores 3. Mercado Municipal   4. Bosque Alemão   5. Bosque João Paulo II / Memorial Polonês   6. Ópera de Arame   7. Memorial Ucraniano       8. Memorial Árabe / Passeio Público       9. Museu Oscar Niemeyer (MON)   If you are planning to visit Curitiba, get in touch with us. HOM-ing maintains well established contacts (tourism agency, hotel and multi-lingual guide) to organize an individual tour for you and ensure best service

  • 3rd Day: Aguas de Lindoia (SP) – Serra Negra (SP) – Curitiba (PR)

    Oct 11, 12 • Marion • Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    In Aguas de Lindoia we spent the night in a pousada with a fantastic panoramic view and started the 3rd day with bird watching and a walk through the central park.   Our next stop was Serra Negra, famous for its textile and leather industries and rural products („da roça“), like salami and cheese. The rest of the day was dedicated to driving the approx. 530 km to Curitiba , capital of the State of Parana with its 1,7 million inhabitants.   There are numerous highways around São Paulo with few indications of direction and/or cities. If you don’t know the name of the highway and/or the number of the same, you easily get lost. On your way to Curitiba, you have to take the “Rodovia Anel” (SP 021) and then the highway /  national road  SP-BR 116 „Regis Bittencourt“. Unfortunately we got stocked into a huge traffic jam, surrounded by trucks, because of an accident at „Saida 19″, thus loosing quite a bit of time.   This highway, connecting São Paulo and Curitiba, is called „Autopista da morte“. Luckily we did not see any more accidents – although there is a huge number of trucks passing at high speed. Half of the way is no highway but a national road with 3 tracks only, which leads – altering down- and up-hill parts – to constant stop-and-goes, requiring full attention. That is why we reached

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