Brazil offers something for everyone. It’s geography is manifold with over 4,000 miles of coastline, mountains, rain forest and desert. Venture to Brazil for extreme sports, incredible food, exciting nightlife and an extremely diverse population. From the cooler city of Florianopolis, which has been heavily influenced by European culture, to the northeastern region, which offers a more indigenous experience with spicy cuisine and old world tradition, a trip to Brazil is sure to be unforgettable.
The southern portion of the country is more culturally advanced, offering all the comforts of any major city. In Rio de Janeiro, or the Cidade Maravilhosa, enjoy the laid back lifestyle of the Cariocas, as the locals are called. Here people live life to the fullest during the day and party all night. Continue on to Recife and Olinda where the traditional Carnaval is celebrated in the streets with costumes, music, samba and drum-offs to determine who has the right of way. Experience the world famous Praia da Pipa beach, which brings people from many different countries to experience Fim de Semana, the biggest end of summer party in the world.
When traveling to Brazil it is best to leave your valuables at home. Ipanema and Copacabana are frequented by millions of foreign tourists. At night, it is recommended to use a taxi. Ipanema is heavily patrolled and has cameras throughout the neighborhood. This is a country of extreme wealth and poverty, and it is wise to use caution and good judgment when meandering through the city and to the tourist destinations. It is highly recommended to know a few key phrases in Brazilian Portuguese, especially in the less populated regions where English is not common. Bom dia! Tudo bem? Muito obrigada! Good morning! How are you? Thank you very much!
Consider a trip to Brazil and experience the magic and beauty of the Brazilian culture.