Brazil travel experience

Brazil is known as a tourist paradise – saying so is not exaggerating when you can once immerse yourself in the bustling, jubilant festival here, meet active, cheerful Brazilian people, visit these scenic spots, long-lying hotspots on the beach, etc.

Some general information

Brazilian full name is the Brazilian federal republic. Brazil’s official capital is Brazilia. The largest city is Sao Paulo. Geographical position is the largest country in South America and has a common border with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador, divided into two regions: Brazil’s highland and Brazil’s Amazon River in the North.

Being a Portuguese colony within 3 centuries, the language, culture, architecture and cultural life are mainly influenced by the country of Portugal. This is the only Portuguese-speaking country in America, so it has turned this language into one of its own national characteristics. The Brazilian is mainly Christian. It is also the country with the largest Christian community in the world. In addition, as a multiracial country with many cultural colors, Brazil is also influenced by many other peoples.

Native Americans have an influence on Brazilian vocabulary and cuisine, while African-American blacks, who were brought to Brazil as slaves before, have an important influence in music and dance moves of this country. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the influx of immigrants from Italy, Germany, Spain, Japan, the Middle East came to Brazil and established large communities living together in cities, creating background of different unique imprints and focus mainly in southern Brazil.

When should you travel to Brazil?

The average temperature in Brazil is about 25 degrees Celsius, quite pleasant, high humidity. However, in the hot summer, the temperature may rise to 40 degrees C. Because of the southern hemisphere, the seasons will be opposite to the northern hemisphere – the summer will fall in December – April and winter in May -November.

Overview of Brazilian tourism

Brasil is where many tourists have come and fell in love. Only with the airplane is you able to discover a beautiful country that has many attractions.

The official name of this country is the Federal Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in terms of area and population with more than 190 million people. Brasil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas and the largest in the world.

Brazil is bordered by 11 South American countries and territories including bordering Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana to the north, Colombia to the northwest, Bolivia to Peru to the west and Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest and south is Uruguay. East of Brazil is a coastline of about 7,491 km adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Brazilian territory includes many islands such as Fernando de Noronha, Saint Peter, Rocas Atoll and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz. Brazil is adjacent to all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile.

Brasília is the capital of Brazil, founded in 1960, is the unique young capital city built in the 20th century and has been certified by the UNESCO as a human cultural heritage in 1987.

The Federal Republic of Brazil is the fifth largest South American country in the world (8,5 million km2), the world’s fifth largest population (nearly 190 million) and adjacent to almost All countries and regions in South America. The Amazon Forest is home to many unique plants and animals in Brazil.

Brasília, Brazil

Brasília is the capital of Brazil, founded in 1960, is the unique young capital city built in the 20th century and has been certified by the UNESCO as a human cultural heritage in 1987.

The city is built according to a model of an airplane, a flying bird: North-South body, East-West wing with a series of unique architectural works, famous in the world such as Planalto palace, Alvorada palace, supreme court, Parliament house, Itamaraty palace (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Kubicheck bridge, etc.

Above is some information about Brazil and its capital. Hope you now can easily visit Brazil by yourself.

5 must-visit places when traveling to Brazil

Each region along Brazil has its own unique landscape, creating a common diversity in the overall nature of this place. Below are five must-visit places when you come to Brazil.

City of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s most vibrant cities. Thanks to its characteristic tropical climate, it is famous for its long white sand beaches, diverse vegetation in the Tijuca National Park, the hills around Guanabara Bay, etc. Especially, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue is considered a symbol of this city. This statue was built between 1922 and 1931, designed according to Art Deco school with a height of 30m, placed on a pedestal 8m high, the armrest of the statue is 28m and weighs 635 tons.

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is a diverse city with more than 100 different ethnic groups living together and is the cradle of culture and cuisine of Samba. Every year, there are about 90,000 large and small events in many fields including art, business, fashion, etc. In which, the most famous is the Sao Paulo Art Festival or the Masquerade Festival, Week Sao Paulo fashion, March parade for Jesus, etc.

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Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto city was once a colonial town founded in the late 17th century. It has a well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. Modern buildings that want to build must adhere to standards to maintain the city’s history.

Salvador

Salvador is a seaside city and the capital of Bahia state. The atmosphere is always lively with music stages and bustling beaches. It also has quiet, enclosed bays suitable for swimming, diving, and sailing; or bays full of wind and strong waves, which are ideal for surfers.

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is a beautiful archipelago located off the northeast coast of Brazil. It is famous for pristine beaches, green nature, and wildlife. Traveling to Brazil, do not forget to visit this archipelago so you can immerse yourself in the clear blue water and participate in scuba diving activities to watch the ocean world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to go when traveling in Brazil?

There are many young people who love road trips, not only to save costs but also to have more opportunities to discover for themselves, experience the natural, cultural and human scenery in new lands.

The following article will share the experience for those who love Brazilian trips and the people of the glamorous Flama dances.

Places to go to Brazil

Tourist destinations spread across Brazil, but travelers should not ignore the following places:

Ouro Preto

This is an old town built in the late seventeenth century with Portuguese colonial architecture, the churches are decorated with gold.

Teatro Amazonas Theater

The theater has an extremely unique architecture, the dome is paved by 36,000 ceramic tiles and decorated in the colors of the Brazilian flag.

Fernando de Noronha Islands

There are many pristine beaches, rich and diverse ecosystems.

Olinda Historical Center

This is an old city located on the Northeast coast – Brazil. There are not only ancient buildings but also rich cuisine.

Salvador Beach

This beach is not only very beautiful but also has many traditional festivals happening all year round.

Rio City

This city is extremely popular by Carnaval festivals attract millions of participants. There is also a famous redemptorist statue on top of the 700m-high Corcovada mountain.

Amazon River

This will be an extremely interesting destination for those who love to explore nature.

Some notes when traveling to Brazil

Brazilians are very open, kissing strangers is a custom often seen in this country.

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Unique Brazilian street food, remember to enjoy the following dishes: Coxinhas, Brigadeiro, Churrasco Grill, Kibe Spicy Beef Cake, Bauru Sandwich, fruit juices.

You should not use the bus in Brazil because it is usually not on time, instead, you can rent a car to drive or see the Kombi.

Hopefully the above Brazilian experience will help you have the best preparation before coming to the country of football and the special Carneval festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Rio de Janeiro – the ancient capital of Brazil

From the airport to the city center you can use a taxi or subway. For convenience, you should use the subway. Because traffic jams in Rio de Janeiro are very serious, taxi prices are expensive, while the subway system is very safe, clean and fast. Especially, the fare for a round trip is very cheap, about 3.2 reais (about 2$).

In addition, when traveling to tourist attractions and famous places in Rio de Janeiro, you can use buses, bicycles, motorbikes, long-distance taxis or kombi (a small truck). And best of all, for a destination near the city center, you should ride a bicycle, in Rio de Janeiro there are more than 60 bike rental stations so you don’t have to worry about where to rent a bike. As for remote destinations, it is recommended to use kombi, because of the bus, because the kombi move faster but cost as the same bus.

Experience booking and renting hotel rooms when traveling to Rio de Janeiro

One of Rio de Janeiro’s travel experiences, cheap, economical and safe Brazil is to book a hotel as soon as possible. Also, if you first travel to Rio de Janeiro, you should book online or contact a travel agent to ask them to book a room for you.
Depending on the needs, financial conditions and travel schedules you choose for yourself a hotel, motel as you like. If you have a lot of luxury, you can choose from 4 – 5 star luxury hotels such as Novotel Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace … It has beautiful architecture, also near the beach, high-class swimming pool, modern facilities, attractive resort services, … will definitely help you have a relaxing moment and interesting experiences when traveling.

If you have a moderate budget, then mid-range 2 – 3 star hotels are a great suggestion for you. These hotels usually cost between 100-200$ / night. All are fully equipped and th resort services, serving free breakfast, including single, double and collective rooms for you to choose from. In particular, there are a number of hotels near the sea and primeval forests, … suitable for you to experience both forest and sea tourism in Rio de Janeiro. Some of the high rated mid-range hotels: Arpoador Inn Hotel, Angrense Hotel, Hotel Fazenda Sitio Nosso Paraíso ….

Above are the experiences and advice on travel, sightseeing, exploring Rio de Janeiro, cheap, self-sufficient, convenient and fun in Brazil.

Everything about Brazilian culture you haven’t known

– Cultural communication

Despite the strong influence of European culture, the Brazilians have a more warm and sincere behavior. When meeting each other apart from handshakes, people can easily touch their shoulders, hug and kiss each other’s cheeks. However, when they were strangers, they only rewarded and shook hands lightly.

– Vocative

People often use the name to call. For older people with high power, “Senhor” will be added to the name. They always appreciate friendliness, fun and rarely express different opinions when disagreeing, and rarely argue.
– Going out eating

Brazilians can invite to eat when they first meet, the owners and guests will sit facing each other and toasts. The expression of unrestrained drinking when new to meals is often not appreciated.

The Brazilian style also has a common characteristic of Westerners, when they meet each other, always make sure they are on time. Despite being invited, equal money sharing is the best when going out together, avoiding paying money for the meal will make Brazilian friends have a wrong view of you.

If you meet on the street, you should not call out loud, but just wave your hand. The gestures like “OK” by hand are considered rude in Brazil, while the gesture of holding hands and giving thumbs up between the point finger and the ring finger is said to be good luck. This is a strange thing and it should be noted when done in Brazil if you don’t want to be considered rude.

– Costume culture

Brazilian national costumes are quite colorful and usually only present during festivals. In everyday life Brazilians dress in casual clothes, sometimes quite cool because the weather here is very hot. But in the work clothes are very discreet, upholding politeness.

– Giving gifts

When you meet for the first time, you should not give gifts, then, if you want them to do something for you, you can give gifts. The gifts just need to express the intention, the desire to please will be more appropriate.

Things that you should remember when being in Brazil

1. There are no shy people in Brazil

If talking about the most prominent things in the Brazilian people, it is their active and passionate character. Here you should adapt yourself in the vibrant society of Brazil to get the most exciting moments of your life in this beautiful land.

Brazilians love to express themselves without thinking too much about other people’s opinions
2. English is not a common language

Because most of Brazil’s culture is based on Portuguese culture, languages ​​like Portuguese and Spanish are the most popular. This country is a multiracial country with many cultures. It is because Brazil is influenced by many different peoples in the world (Italy, Germany, Spain, Japan, Middle East …).
However, in cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, people still speak English, but in the suburbs of these two places, you will have difficulty if you only know English. Brazilian people also like American movies and listen to songs by singer Adele.

Brazilians are very hospitable, if you know some of their common phrases, they will be more sympathetic when communicating with you. Todo bomb? (How are you? Is everything good?), Eunhyuk entendo (I don’t understand). Or: futebol (You should know this).

3. Bars serve delicious fruit juice


Perhaps this tropical land is surrounded by big green forests, the climate and nature are extremely favorable, so Brazil has many kinds of good fruit trees. May be you’ve never heard of fruits and drinks named caju, camu-camu and pitanga. Brazilians are experts in making excellent drinks from fruits that dialects still call sucos.
Every street in the city of Rio de Janeiro has juice bars.

There are bananas in this country, although bananas can be grown everywhere, but only Brazil is the best. It is even better if you can enjoy the banana juice with friends

5. There is a big gap between the rich and the poor

Every country in the world has a rich and poor division. In the list of countries with the most discrimination, Brazil ranks 11th, after the poor countries in Africa.
Even so, the standard of living for Brazilians has increased significantly in the middle class.

As a tourist you should be careful and always in safe places for you. Do not bring a lot of money when traveling, keeping valuables in the hotel to prevent being robbed.

Use the hotel taxi, don’t take a taxi outside, and you must always be alert and aware of where you are in the city at night.