A beautiful country with vibrant people, Brazil is known for its bustling cities, colourful landscapes, vast array of bird life and festivals, such as the Rio Carnival, which is envied by millions world-wide. According to various well-known travel blogs, Brazil’s Baia do Sancho beach is the world’s best beach, with crystal clear waters, breathtaking views and great marine fauna and flora for those divining enthusiasts. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, geographically and population-wise. Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and a little known fact, is that Brasilia was built in just 41 months.
Brazil has been the world’s largest coffee exporter for over 150 years, so if you’re a coffee fanatic, then this is the country for you! 60% of the world’s rainforests are located in Brazil, of course the Amazon being the most significant of these, as it is the world’s most tropical rainforest.
The infamous statue of Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Jineiro, was named one of the “New 7 Wondered Of The World” in 2007 and continues to attract millions of tourists. Around 6.4 million tourists visit Brazil each year, to experience the spectacles of this beautiful country, first-hand.
As far as Soccer World Cup teams go, Brazil is widely known for being one of the strongest, winning 5 times, in 1958, 1962, 1970,1994 and 2002, as well as hosting the games in 2014.
Now, more about the people: Brazilians are a vibrant nation, predominantly Portuguese, yet so diverse. Brazilians are traditional, religious and their cultural beliefs are firmly present in their day-to-day lives. Affectionate people, Brazilians tend to express themselves through touch, so a hug or a kiss when greeting one-another, is a common occurrence. They are lively, festive and enjoy music, dancing and soccer.
Finally, the fashion: Brazilians are usually very laid back and casually dressed, taking advantage of materials such as cotton, especially in the warmer months. Brazilians are also very concerned with their image, always ensuring that their bodies are beach-ready, which leads us to the fact that Brazilians have a fixation with showing skin. Common garment choices are usually shorts, skirts, dresses, crop-tops and form fitting clothing.
Brazil is a diverse country with so much to offer. If beaches, diving, soccer, festivals, dancing, great coffee, hiking and bird-watching are amongst your favourite past-times, then Brazil should definitely be on your bucket list!