• City Tour 1: Setor Militar Urbano (SMU) – Cruzeiro Velho

    Aug 4, 16 • Marion • Excursions, TopicsComments Off on City Tour 1: Setor Militar Urbano (SMU) – Cruzeiro VelhoRead More »

    The Military Sector is really worth to be visited with its buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and the Praca dos Cristais designed by Burle Marx. We will walk around this area and after that continue to the quarter of Cruzeiro Velho to visit the market hall (feira permanente) where you may make your shoppings of fresh products. The tour ends with a lunch in one of the restaurants nearby. This tour is suitable for parents with small children and may be booked for any day of the week.   Duration: 3 hours Nr. of participants: 1-4 Fee: € 80 (or equivalent in Reais)

  • Restaurant “Dona Graca”, Vila Planalto

    Mar 4, 16 • Marion • Gastronomia, TopicsComments Off on Restaurant “Dona Graca”, Vila PlanaltoRead More »

    Graca Veras from Piaui is the owner and chef de cozinha of this restaurant in Vila Planalto . She is running the restaurant since 1992,  assisted from the beginning by her son Marcelo Veras who shares his mom’s passion for the traditional North-Eastern culinary. Dona Graca’s specialities are “cabrito ao molho de leite de coco”, “galinha caipira ao molho pardo” and “Carne de Sol com mandioca e queijo coalho”, to mention only some. All options are served with  “arroz, feijão, farofa, salada e pirão”. Cabrito ao molho         –            Carne de Sol Galinha Caipira (d’Angola) Also the variety of natural juices is worth to be mentioned; one can choose – beside the more common ones – among mangaba, murici, seriguela, cupuacu and umbu. On Fridays, feijoada is part of the menu, and -additionally with live music in the background – you happily start into your weekend. The restaurant is open Monday – Friday from 11.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vila Planalto, Acampamento Pacheco Fernandes, Rua 07 casa 15 3032-1062 / 8211-0747  

  • Lei Maria da Penha – against violence towards women.

    Aug 7, 15 • Marion • TopicsComments Off on Lei Maria da Penha – against violence towards women.Read More »

    The Brazilian law n° 11.340/2006, known as Law „Maria da Penha“, defines and condemns inacceptable abuse and inhuman brutality practiced in families and homes against women. It was signed on August 7, 2006 by President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva. Since then, the Brazilian society and politics proved to have changed their mentality and view on the problem of violence against women which is not anymore a private issue but became a public matter. The Law „Maria da Penha“ has gained a huge popularity among Brazilians (about 98% of the population have knowledge about its existence / content). By the United Nations, the Law „Maria da Penha“ is judged as one of the world’s 3 best legislations treating with violence against women. Its content had also been recognized by recommendation through the „Convention of Belém of Pará“ (Convencao Interamericana para Prevenir, Punir e Erradicar a Violência contra a Mulher) and the UN Convention of Elimination of all kinds of discrimination of the Woman (CEDAW), – both of which Brazil had under-signed. Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was a pharmacist from Ceará and had been treated with brutality by his husband Marco Antonio Heredia Viveiros during 6 years of marriage. In 1983, she almost lost her life by 2 attacks of her husband, the first of which made her paraplegic, and her story draw attention all over the world. Maria da

  • NEX – Jaguar project

    Jul 28, 15 • Marion • ExcursionsComments Off on NEX – Jaguar projectRead More »

    NEX- No extinction  is a NGO dedicated to the defense and preservation of wild cats threatened by extinction. The Fazenda Preto Velho where this project is settled, is located about 80 km outside Brasília. We leave at 9 a.m. (from a meeting point, sharing cars) and return around 5 p.m. Program: – 9.30 a.m. Welcome coffee with explications to the project’s dedication and work – tour through the huge area guided by Rogerio who presents each wild cat and tells us its story behind – free time for a refreshing bath at a nearby waterfall within the fazenda’s territory, for relaxing in one of the hammocks or for visiting the araras’ area – lunch prepared by the social project “Onças ajudando gente” (“Wild cats helping people”), from the neighbour village Aparecida de Loiola, and its cook Patricia. – show time!! The tutors feed the animals demonstrating the brutal change of behaviour of the wild cats while being feeded. Great experience! – snack and time for exchanging experiences and asking more questions. – T-Shirts and other souvenirs can be purchased, the net profit of the sales also helps to finance this project. – 3.30 p.m. end of visit   Tickets (cash only): Adults – R$ 100,00 Children – R$ 50,00 (6 to 10) Children below 5 years of age are free   General conditions & remarks: – reservations with HOM-ing (by

  • Tablecloths & napkins with typical Brazilian motives

    Apr 28, 15 • Marion • TopicsComments Off on Tablecloths & napkins with typical Brazilian motivesRead More »

    A nice memory for your stay in Brazil and a lovely present for your beloves at home or for friends who are leaving: 100% cotton tissue with colourful motives: Borboleta 1 Borboleta 2 Borboleta 3 Borboleta 4 Araras Araras & Tucans Floral Exotic animals Flowers & colibri (with blue or black background) (for middle table cloth only,-  not for napkins) Angola hen   Examples for price category 2 (all designs excluding exotic animals, colibri & flowers and floral): Middle table cloth 150 x 150 for R$ 80 Set of 12 napkins for R$ 130 Set of middle table cloth PLUS 12 napkins for R$ 200 Table cloth 150 x 240 for R$ 140,– Any other size for table cloths (width 150cm) can be ordered. Recommendation: Complete your middle table cloths and napkins of choice with an under-table cloth of plain color. Ask for an individual offer. Conditions: – down-payment of 50% of total order value – remaining payment upon delivery – all payments in cash – prices include packaging and home delivery  

  • Jiló

    Apr 7, 15 • Marion • Cultural lifeComments Off on JilóRead More »

    Jiló is a tropical vegetable and belongs to the family of Solanaceae which counts of around 2000 different species, among others potato and tomato. The plant (jiloeiro) probably came to Brazil with African slaves. The fruit has a thin green skin and its taste is extremely bitter,- but nevertheless popular in the Brazilian culinaria, for helping with digestion. Jiló can be consumed uncooked (add slices to a salad), cooked and fried. When cooked as a whole, it looses the bitter taste. The fruit is rich of flavonoids, lavonoids, alkaloids and steorids which help reducing the level of bad colesterol. It consists of more than 90% of water, has few calories and is therefore recommended for diets. Jiló is also rich of vitamines A, C, B complex and phosphor, calcium and iron. The cultivation of jiló requires sandy wet earth and a warm climate (around 26 – 28°). The plant reaches a height of up to 1 ½ meters. Harvest starts 90 – 100 days after sowing and the fruits are harvested, transported and commercialized while still being immature.      

  • TGIF Luncheon Tour

    Apr 7, 15 • Marion • Excursions, Social integrationComments Off on TGIF Luncheon TourRead More »

    TGIF Luncheon Tour Start into your weekend joining HOM-ing’s Luncheon Tour on Fridays! We’ll experiment hidden restaurants in Brasília and surroundings during the months of APRIL / MAY: “El Tero” (Spanish), Asa Norte / W3 Norte – Paella Valenciana “Pampa e Cerrado Grill” (Brazilian), São Sebastião, – Churrasco Gaúcho “Emporio da Mata” (international), Jardim Botânico among others.   Friday, April 10: “El Tero” (Spanish), Asa Norte / W3 Norte – Paella Valenciana For more details and reservation contact us: marion@hom-ing.me    

  • On the road with Marion

    Jan 2, 15 • Marion • Excursions, TourismComments Off on On the road with MarionRead 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

  • Excursion: Lunch at the Restaurant “4 Cantos”

    May 23, 14 • Marion • TopicsComments Off on Excursion: Lunch at the Restaurant “4 Cantos”Read More »

    The restaurant “4 cantos” is located about 17 km from Lago Sul, – a quite acceptable distance from Brasília and a nice destination for an excursion. It is run by Andrea and Allan in their private country house and opens its doors for the public on Saturday, Sunday and holidays (lunch only). But it also can be booked for groups of minimum 20 persons for lunch on a weekday or for dinner on Friday / Saturday. They also offer special events like for the “Dia dos namorados”.   They normally serve a feijoada-Buffet on Saturdays and a paella-/fish-Buffet on Sundays. In co-operation with the restaurant, HOM-ing offers a feijoada-Buffet on a weekday at a very special price. The variety of the buffet also considers the ones who do not so much like the feijoada, as well as vegetarians. Apperitiv / Appetizer: Caipirinha with torresmos Feijoada-Buffet (composed of 15 different dishes and 3 salads): feijoada (with black beans) feijão carioca (with brown beans) rice (white and integral) frango empanado no fubá (fried chicken) bife a rolê (stuffed beef roles) moqueca de surubim ou cação pirão de peixe (fish) feijão tropeiro abóbora madura (pumpkin) quiabo (lady fingers) couve chuchu farofa laranja (oranges) molho de pimenta (pepper sauce)   Desserts: mousse de chocolate c/castanhas do Pará mousse de maracujá   Beverages: agua (with/without gas), Coca (normal and Zero), Guaraná (normal and Zero), natural

  • WORLD CUP 2014 in Brazil: : accomodation facilities

    May 20, 14 • Marion • Events, Topics, TourismComments Off on WORLD CUP 2014 in Brazil: : accomodation facilitiesRead 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): &#

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