I read the Embarcados interview today and it has some wonderful material and insights about FPGAs and why they are used (and not used). Here's that link again if you missed it: Embarcados interview: Clive "Max" Maxfield
Brazil is a fun place to visit depending on where you go. The more developed and tourist type spots will be fairly upkept unlike where I was. The juices for breakfast are very good and of course you can't forget the brazilian steakhouses. There is a reason why they have lunches for 2 or more hours. Try not to over eat.
Just remember to say "cerveza" which means beer. Enjoy.
@MeasurementBlues: I will not substitute bacon for bagels.
No one ever said anything about substituting bacon for bagels -- just that adding bacon (perhaps with a few chives or green onions) on top of the cream cheese transforms a humble bagel into a culinary masterpiece ... I'm drooling just thinking about it (or maybe I'm just drooling)