From the soaring rain forest covered mountains, to globally recognised architectural structures and sandy white beaches, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro’s alluring beauty has led to the city been known as cicade maravihosa, the ‘marvellous city.’ Along with breathe taking landscape, the vibrant carnivals, samba queens and cuisine with music to match has kept millions of tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro. This year with the added gift from the gods, that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Brazil and Rio will be more special and alive than ever before. With so much to see and do we have taken the time to compile a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that all visitors will want to see.
Many people will tell you that you haven’t lived unless you have experienced Brazil’s cuisine. With European and African historical influences, an amazing array of dishes is available to tickle your taste buds. The popularity of dishes varies largely according to which region you are in. Since Brazil is such a huge country we have taken the time to list some of the must-have dishes on offer.
Brazil´s amazing cuisine
The national dish of Brazil is Feijoado which is a thick hearty stew that consists of black beans with diced pieces of pork and beef. Slow cooked for approximately five hours in a clay pot this traditional meal is often enjoyed on Wednesdays and weekends. The national beverage is coffee while cachaça, distilled from sugar cane, is the native liquor and main ingredient in the national cocktail. (more…)