Valentine's Day in Brazil

Straggling across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travelers for at least 500 years. It is the largest country and the only Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America. It has a history of being a colony of Portugal from the landing of Pedro Alvares Cabral in 1500 until its independence in 1822. Now, Brazil is a federal republic which is world's tenth largest economy by nominal GDP and the ninth largest by purchasing power parity. In 1950, Joao Doria, a famous Brazilian advertiser , made an advertisement with the following slogan "It's not just on kisses that you prove your love" and thus, is the way Brazilian celebrate Valentine's day. It's considered as a day for lovers to exchange gifts, cards and prove their love in various ways.

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Top 10 Cities for Shopaholics

If your heart starts palpitating at the mere sight of a ?sale' sign, or if you`ve been known to elbow other shoppers out of the way for getting between you and those must-have boots, this list is for you. We've rounded up the world`s 10 best cities for shopaholics for those of you who plan your vacations with retail therapy built in s whether you're in the market for high fashion, fancy baubles, or even an unusual pet, we've got a destination for you. So pay off some credit card debt and hit the road s but don't blame us when the bills come in.

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