• Natural Comeliness of the Sugarloaf Mountain

    Sugarloaf Mountain at a GlanceSugarloaf Mountain is one of the world’s famous natural comeliness peaks and is situated in Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. This mountain stands 396 meters high from the harbor.

    The Sugarloaf is linked with the historic Guanbara Bay. It is also known as Pao de Acucar in Portuguese. Granite and quartz are the two major structural elements of this mountain.  (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…)

  • Sao Paulo – seventh largest city by population

    São Paolo - seventh largest city by populationIt has been seen and spoken of in many movies. It is also the largest city not only in Brazil but in all of South America. It is named in honor of Saint Paul. It is also home to several stock markets and some of the tallest buildings in Brazil and South America.

    History

    First settled in 1532, Sao Paulo was the first permanent Portuguese colony in the new world. In 1554, many missionaries arrived to spread Christianity to the colony and it remains a religious center today with 75% of the city being Catholic. It officially became a city in 1711. In 1888 the city saw a large number of Spanish, Portuguese, and European immigrants in the city as a response to abolition. There is also a large Italian population still present in the city today. Between 1920 and 1940 the city saw incredible economic growth, population growth and building and construction were a constant.  (more…)

  • Fortaleza: A blonde bride of the sun

    Fortaleza: A blonde bride of the sun

    Fortaleza is the capital city of Brazilian state Ceará and meaning of the name of this city is “Fortress”. The first constructing from the what is called these days Fortaleza had been the Castle Schoonenborch, built-in 1649 by the Dutch, which at that time got penetrated and also ended up inhabiting towns inside Sting bikini northeastern part of Brazil.

    The state of Ceará can be defined by only a pair of words; party & sun. Fortaleza is the coastal area of Brazil with most sunny days over summer and winter. Party is the everlasting point out associated with character of those as well as the town. Forró, normal music genre for the area of northeast, can be around the peoples’ blood vessels, about the seashores, about the dance clubs, about the cafes, for the restaurants, around the motels, around the roads.  (more…)

  • Copacabana and the famous beach

    Copacabana Beach Rio de JaneiroCopacabana is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro and also one of the most famous symbols of this city and Brazil. And why is that? It’s nothing new that it has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and it also is the most famous one.

    Copacabana is a traditional neighborhood in the south zone of Rio, right next to Ipanema and Leme.

    Copacabana beach has a 4-kilometer shore, where the bright sand is white and soft. It counts with a large extension so everyone can enjoy the light breeze that comes from the sea, or sunbathe with an amazing view of the ocean. One of Copacabana beach’s trademarks is its sidewalk. The pattern in form of waves in Portuguese pavement is recognized all over the world.

    If you’re an athletic person, the beach has volleyball and soccer fields so people can practice these sports in this natural environment. The beach holds international soccer and volleyball championships every year.

    Another way to exercise and practice sports is possible in Copacabana beach. There are bike paths alongside the beach that are used by cyclists or runners.  (more…)

  • Discover Guided Tours of Brazil

    Sugar Loaf at Rio de Janeiro - BrazilDuring the vacations of a lot of people, they don’t ever think about to travel to South America. However, you can find many guided tours to visit the countries of South America, which may provide you with an adventure of a lifetime and will definitely allow you to see new places. In South America, the guided tour of Brazil may be the one of the best and adventurous tour for you.

    In Brazil a lot of guided tours start from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s greatest city. After obtaining a residence, your tour guide may start your tour with a spectacular two-stage cable car tour of the Mountain of Sugar Loaf. Towards the top of the particular hill, you’ll take mountaintop photos of Rio de Janeiro city, wonderful Guanabara Bay and the beautiful Beach of Copacabana.

    Whilst your stay in Rio, many led trips are going to take you to see the particular places with the metropolis, which include a visit of world’s factory and store of Gemstone and Jewelry known as L. Stern Gemstone Factory. You can even visit the Mountain called Corcovado, climbing the particular mountain using a cog railway. At the pinnacle, the site with the statue of Christ the Redeemer, sitting at a height of 2,300 ft above the town. From here you will have a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the city of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings.

    While in Rio de Janeiro, many carefully well taken trips can familiarize you with traditional Brazilian delicacies, shopping locations, music spots and locations for further searching along with sightseeing all yourself.  (more…)