• Samba show, the unique dance in Rio de Janeiro

    Samba show, the unique dance in Rio de Janeiro Samba is a unique dance. Brazil is founder to create such kind of dance. Especially it was originating in Bahia, Brazil. It has also spread in Africa. Actually samba was religious tradition in African nations once.

    The quality of samba has been changed day by day. Now it’s modern era. The modern samba has been appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays samba brings a whole historical culture of cloths, parties, food and dance.  (more…)

  • Bay of the kings Angra dos Reis

    Bay of the kings Angra dos ReisAngra dos Reis is located in southern part in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil. It is mainly known as Brazilian municipality having 365 islands. Angra dos Reis is very popular to the tourists because there have plenty of beaches around the area.

    Angra dos Reis were discovered on January 6, 1502. Today this municipality has become a main point for the tourism. Because it has almost two hundred beaches filled with natural beauty, legends and social events.

    Ilha grade is best among all the islands. It is considered the paradise of adventure. Not only had the title of adventure but also it played an important role in Brazilian historical culture scenario. Once this islands was busiest islands because it was the part of the Fluminense coast. Mainly Angra dos Reis are located between the state of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  (more…)

  • Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

    Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain, Rio de JaneiroCorcovado Mountain is located in central Rio de Janeiro. It is also known as “Hunch Back” in Portuguese language. Because of its shape it is also named hunch back. The Statue of Redeemer is situated on top of the Corcovado Mountain.

    Height: 710m / 2329 feet
    Geology (type): Granite
    Translation: Hunchback
    Nearest lake: Lagoa Rodrigode Freitas
    Nearest beaches: Ipanema and Copacabana

    Why tourists like Corcovado?

    1. Corcovado Mountain is one of the most widely recognized landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.
    2. Corcovado has its own dedicated song. The English version of this song titled by “Quiet nights of quiet stars”. It was written by Brazilian famous musicians and composer named Antonio Carlos Jobim.  (more…)
  • The Rio Carnival is the central diversion of the grand Brazil Carnival

    The Rio Carnival is the central diversion of the grand Brazil CarnivalRio carnival is known all over the world as “the greatest show on globe!”. It was held first in 1823. This is the worlds most famous festival so far.

    Simplify Rio carnival

    Rio carnival is a celebration filled with music, dance, wonderful performance and funny outcomes which is really colorful, external and magnificent madness. It is the most significant event in the life of Brazilian culture. The preparation for Rio carnival starts a month before Rio carnival.

    Upcoming Rio carnival

    Upcoming Rio carnival is taking place from 28th February to 4th March this year. Every year the carnival show starts on Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday.  (more…)

  • Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil

    Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil EFE/Antonio LacerdaGet ready for the masks, the samba music, and all the festivities that make the Carnival Festival so famous in Brazil. Carnival or Carnaval in Portuguese is celebrated in many Catholic countries in South America and Europe. But the Carnival festival in Rio is the highlight of them all.

    Carnival is a four day celebration to give a farewell to the time of celebration prior to the beginning of the season of lent. It is basically a four day period of fun before the traditional fast of lent. The term Carnival comes from carnelevare which means “remove meat”. Traditionally during lent you cannot eat meat and poultry products on Friday’s and you must give up one thing that is important to you like drinking coffee for 40 days. So before you get ready for that the Carnival festival gives you a little over indulgence.

    Prior to the actual festival there are several carnival balls which are very famous and extravagant. The festival consists of lots of parades with exotic costumes in the traditional gold, purple, and green colors. The parades are lead by the Samba schools and watched by the millions of citizens and tourists that come for the celebration. The schools actual compete to participate in the annual Carnival festival. The parades are generally televised and broadcast internationally as well.  (more…)

  • Things to know about vacationing in Brazil

    Things to know about vacationing in Brazil - Rio de JaneiroBrazil is the fifth largest country in the world. And home to some of the greatest beaches in the world. It is the future home of the 2014 World Cup and Olympic Games 2016 and known for its fabulous Carnival celebrations. If you are planning a trip to Brazil in the near future here are some tips for you.

    Language

    The main language is Portuguese but in many of the tourist areas they will also speak English and Spanish. The Portuguese they speak in Brazil is however different from traditional Portuguese spoken in Portugal. It is a separate dialect.

    History

    It was colonized by the Portuguese during the Colonization Period and did not receive its independence until the 1800’s. Much of the Portuguese culture can still be seen today. Many other European countries tried to colonize the area but thanks to a treaty in 1700’s, Portugal was given all of Brazil. Brazil received its independence from Portugal in 1822.  (more…)