• Fortaleza, the fifth largest city in Brazil

    Fortaleza, Ceara - the fifth largest city in BrazilLocated in the Northeastern area of Brazil, Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in Brazil. It is the future home of the 2014 FIFA world cup. It is also the home to the statue of Iracema, Mucuripe Beach, and the Lighthouse Museum.

    History

    Fortaleza was discovered in 1500 by a Spanish explorer, Vicente Pizon. He named the area Santa Maria de la Consolacion.  Unfortunately due to the treaty of Tordesillas, the Spanish were not able to colonize the area. The Portuguese began colonizing the area in 1603. The Dutch tried to take over for awhile but the Portuguese managed to expel them. By 1800 the area was considered an urban center with Fortaleza as its capital. The city has continued to grow throughout the centuries since.

    Dance

    Many different forms of dance have originated in Fortaleza. Bumba-meu-boi or oi Ceara are songs and dances of Portuguese roots that are part of a religious cult to the ox. Tore is a dance originated by the tremembes. Voileiros, emboladores and cantadores are very popular types of music in the North and known for the social criticism. Maracatu is a dance celebrated during the Carnivals of the Baque Virado or Nacao lines. Danca do coco is an Afro-Brazilian dance very popular on the beaches.  (more…)

  • Why To Visit Brazil

    Why To Visit Brazil - Corumbau - Praia BaianaWhether you are searching for a fascinating trip vacation destination to invest your holiday’s moments, hunting for a place to invest your bucks or perhaps want to have awesome leisure time inside a wonderful sunny location, Brazil is simply for you! Why you need to go there?

    You will find lots of reasons why to go to Brazil. An advanced sports fan you will not possibly require any more reasons, because as the coming events, “FIFA World Cup 2014” and “Summer Olympics 2016” being a strong reason. But also for other folks there is also one thing fascinating. For instance; miles long exotic beaches. Those seashores possess wonderful golden sands and also clear marine environments. Brazil’s seashores are usually the focal point to see relatives and also some buddies to invest quality moments together. If you do not like simply lounging back again as well as calming on the fine mud you can choose beach volleyball.

    Looking for more amusement? Fine: Rio Carnival. Brazilian everyone loves to get together, this is exactly why they have their own unique circus. This occurs each year in the month of February. So once a year Rio de Janeiro serves the 1000s of stunning as well as fun-filled folks desired to glance at the loss of feelings of the best event of the world. As well as the Brazilians are also famous as a “musical nation”. They will love to perform, chuckle, tune in to hot songs. Not to mention they’re a passionate associated with dance. These people not only like to do this but in addition discover how. Their own Latino design can be liked all across the globe.  (more…)

  • Cultural Events In Brazil

    typical decoration of Brazilian June partiesThe party-loving nature is well-known all over the world and the country provides among the better fiestas, celebrations as well as eyeglasses on the planet. This is especially the case throughout Brazil, where hardly a week goes on and not using a special event. Correspond your Brazilian holiday with one of many following activities and you will be sure to take some long sustained Brazilian journey memories home with you.

    Remember that these types of activities and others are profoundly popular with regard to domestic and also international or global visitors and you may need to plan ahead because in the course of high season Brazil hotels and also travel can be booked upward well in advance.  (more…)

  • Video: The City of Samba – Tilt Shift of the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval

    Video: The City of Samba – Tilt Shift of the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval

    Just found an awesome video from the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli did an impressive tilt shift short film of this iconic carnaval in Rio de Janeiro of 5:47. The short film shows last years Carnaval including the beautiful surrounding scenery of the city of Rio de Janeiro during the day and at night, the build up for the carnaval, the incredible parade and the after show. If you like the Carnaval of Rio you have to watch this, check it out here below.

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  • Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

    Carnival in Rio de JaneiroCarnival is an ancient tradition that dates back to 600 to 520 BC. After the catholic church made it into a religious celebration, it quickly spread to the whole world. The first city to celebrate carnival as we know today was Paris.

    That was all too long ago! No other city has a carnival like Rio de Janeiro does. When it’s carnival the streets get packed with happy and fun people, ready to have fun in a very light-hearted way. Singing, dancing, drinking and wearing the typical Carnival costumes. It’s a one in a lifetime experience that lack words to describe it.

    Samba Schools

    Carnival in Rio de JaneiroThe called “Samba schools” are organized groups that train the whole year just to fill the city with music and happiness when it’s carnival. These professionals put a lot of work and effort in their projects. In most cities (Like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), there are specific places where the samba schools go out on huge parades that normally last 1 hour and 20 minutes for each school.  (more…)