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Experience the Beauty of Brazil

Experience the Beauty of Brazil

Brazil is a country blessed with remarkable natural beauty. World-class beaches, wildlife-rich rainforests, mesmerizing heritage sites, and bustling cities are only few of the many attractions that enchant visitors from all over the world. Brazil also takes pride of its great cultural and ethnic diversity, with people expressing their tradition in spirited art and colorful celebrations. If you’re planning a holiday vacation, Brazil is definitely the place to be. Here are the top reasons to visit…

Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes Maritime Procession

Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes Maritime Procession

Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, invites many people around the world to find out for themselves why it is known as the Land of Happiness. Shining with an enchanting glow, Salvador provides countless of reasons for a good celebration. One of the most popular festivals is the maritime procession of Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes or Good Jesus of Boatmen.The traditionOn the first day of the year, a maritime procession honors Bom Jesus dos Navegantes. The tradition was starte…

Getting Wild in the Rio Carnival

Getting Wild in the Rio Carnival

It’s wild, wacky, frivolous, loud, and definitely bombastic. The Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in almost every Brazilian city and town, but in Rio de Janeiro, it becomes a monumental event during the summer months. The Carnival Capital of the World explodes to life when the fantastic spectacle begins. It’s so grand that it attracts half a million foreign visitors every year.OverviewRio Carnival is a four-day celebration, held 40 days before the Easter. It starts on Saturday and…

Speaking Portuguese in Brazil

Speaking Portuguese in Brazil

Many people have a misconception that all countries in South America speak Spanish.  In reality, Brazil is the only exception.  The country’s national language is Portuguese, being a former colony of Portugal.  It is spoken by almost all Brazilians, except for a few very remotely located Indian tribes and some recent immigrants.The difference, however, between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese-which the locals refer to as “Luso”-lies on a number of pronunciation and contextual differe…

Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

This fabulous Brazilian city is gaining popularity among American tourists. The city prides its famous venues, landmarks, and events, some of which are included in this list.Get into the beach, with caution – Rio’s beaches are undoubtedly one of the main reasons why travelers visit the city. Copacabana and Ipanema are by far the most famous, but the city also has other beaches, each with a distinct character. However, please do remember that most beaches are polluted, and bathing is not advisabl…