Travel to Brazil, Go for the Thrill

The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. Following is an overview of fun loving Brazil for travelers.

Overview of Brazil for Travelers

Indigenous peoples have populated for a long, but undetermined, period. European influence began with Pedro Alvares Cabral when he claimed Brazil as a Portuguese colony in 1500. In a little known development, Brazil actually became the location of the Portuguese government in 1808 when Napoleon chased the royal family out of Portugal. While in Brazil, the family ruled from Rio de Janeiro until 1821 when it returned to Europe. This move was motivated by a declaration of independence by Brazil, led by Dom Pedro.

As with many South American countries, Brazil has seen its ups and downs from a political perspective. In 1989, it finally completed a transition to a popularly elected government when Collor de Mello won the popular vote. Less than three years later, he was forced to resign under the cloud of corruption charges.

In 2002, Luiz Inacio da Silva rose to the position of president. Lula, as he is known, represents a major change in Brazilian politics. He is the first leader from the working class.

Brazil covers just under 3.3 million square miles of South America. The climate in Brazil is mostly tropical, particularly in light of the Amazon River basin.

With a population exceeding 186 million, Brazil is the fifth most populous country in the world and largest in South America. Despite covering a vast area, most of the population lives in urban cities such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. If you think traffic is bad in your location, keep in mind over 18 million people live in greater Sao Paulo!

The people of Brazil are called “Brazilians.” The population is 186 million people and growing at a rate of .1 percent a year. 74 percent of Brazilians consider themselves Roman Catholics. The official language is Portuguese and the literacy rate is 86 percent. Average life expectancy is 71.3 years.

Brazil is one of the world’s leading producers of hydroelectric power. Over 75 percent of its electrical power is generated via dam projects.

If you are considering visiting Brazil, you should keep in mind that crime can be a problem in certain areas. Use common sense and you will have no problem. Brazil is a blast, very cheap and gets a big thumbs up as a travel destination.

In Brazil, wild Amazon adventures can be coupled with stimulating city sights and leisurely beach escapades. Brazil’s Portuguese colonization along with its participation in the Atlantic triangle slave trade with Africa produced a fusion of cultures that is celebrated today in the form of fantastic food, unmatched festivals, eclectic music beats and a diverse national identity that is finally being embraced.

When Portuguese settlers arrived in 1531, the native population that existed was relatively small and decentralized compared with other indigenous empires on the continent. They were quickly enslaved on sugar plantations but soon replaced by Africans. Today, their small surviving populations live mainly hidden in the interior of Brazil’s thick jungles; however, their influence in art and abundance of intricate handmade crafts are unavoidable, especially inland. The history of Brazil’s entangled interior is also touched by African slaves who escaped the coastal plantations and built secret settlements. Quilombo dos Palmares was the most impressive of these settlements; with a peak population of 30,000 inhabitants and over 200 buildings, the town functioned independently for nearly a century until a bloody battle with the Portuguese erupted in 1694.

Eco-Sensations
Brazil’s expansive terrain is endless with natural wonders. Nearly forty percent of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests is part of Brazil’s Amazon and Atlantic forests, which are home to over 2.5 million species of insect and one-fifth of the world’s bird species! The notorious carnivorous piranha lingers in numerous quantities in the Amazon River’s waters, along with the fascinating Boto, the largest species of river dolphin. The mysterious Anaconda snake also lurks in the river’s basin; but have no fear, they are generally harmless to humans. At the Argentinean border, Iguaçu Falls embodies the extent of Brazil’s beauty with over 275 different waterfalls merging together into one harmonious rush of thunder with a vast number of scenic trails winding around the cascading cliffs and lush estuaries. Another aquatic phenomenon occurs 10 kilometers upstream from the city of Manaus where the dark waters of the Negro River join the yellowish Solimoes River without blending for a few kilometers. This dual colored waterway is the beginning of the Amazon River.

Carnival, and That’s Not All
Though some claim that the festival of Carnival is the best time to visit Brazil’s liveliest city, Rio de Janeiro, this pulsing metropolis is booming with life all year long. The dense population provides unrelenting entertainment while the beautiful beaches tend to be the ultimate draw. The urban centers of Sao Paulo and Brasilia, the official capital, are also teeming with nightlife, activities and history. Remember when you travel to Brazil that the southern urban regions experience a (very) mild winter during the months of June to August and the peak of summer is in January. The northern tropical regions are steadily warm year-round.

 

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26.05.2020

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Brasilia

23.05.2020

28.05.2020

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Belo Horizonte

02.01.2020

07.01.2020

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Curitiba

07.11.2019

11.11.2019

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Vitoria

13.11.2019

16.11.2019

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Uberlandia

05.03.2020

13.03.2020

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Cuiaba

17.03.2020

24.03.2020

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Ribeirao Preto

29.11.2019

03.12.2019

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Iguassu Falls

21.03.2020

21.03.2020

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Porto Alegre

11.02.2020

12.02.2020

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Florianopolis

25.01.2020

29.01.2020

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Londrina

23.01.2020

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28.05.2020

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30.10.2019

30.10.2019

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22.06.2020

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Porto Seguro

07.12.2019

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28.10.2019

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18.05.2020

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01.12.2019

31.12.2019

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Fortaleza

09.11.2019

23.11.2019

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30.11.2019

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Belem

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26.05.2020

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Santiago

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16.11.2019

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Natal

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09.01.2020

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01.09.2020

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Santa Cruz

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Rosario

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28.11.2019

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Campina Grande

20.12.2019

20.03.2020

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24.12.2019

10.01.2020

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07.11.2019

08.12.2019

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Antofagasta

21.11.2019

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Mendoza

11.11.2019

22.11.2019

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Tucuman

13.03.2020

24.03.2020

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Bogota

10.02.2020

16.02.2020

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Paris

22.05.2020

01.06.2020

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La Paz

24.12.2019

22.01.2020

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Cali

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25.05.2020

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Iguazu

04.02.2020

11.02.2020

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Medellin

14.11.2019

28.11.2019

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Caxias Do Sul

10.01.2020

29.01.2020

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Uruguaiana

29.12.2019

13.01.2020

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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

15.10.2019

19.10.2019

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Mulhouse

05.03.2020

14.03.2020

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Lima

02.04.2020

09.04.2020

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Montreal

13.11.2019

22.11.2019

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Pereira

04.11.2019

02.12.2019

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Guayaquil

23.02.2020

01.03.2020

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Governador Valadares

22.12.2019

25.12.2019

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Berlin

04.03.2020

18.03.2020

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Toronto

15.10.2019

22.10.2019

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Strasbourg

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08.12.2019

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Salta

11.04.2020

19.04.2020

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Ipatinga

14.10.2019

19.10.2019

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Mossoro

17.10.2019

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Barcelona

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Marseille

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05.03.2020

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Vancouver

22.10.2019

11.02.2020

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Nice

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09.02.2020

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Arequipa

30.12.2019

07.01.2020

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Madrid

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24.03.2020

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31.10.2019

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Dusseldorf

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26.11.2019

04.12.2019

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26.11.2019

28.11.2019

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Rio de Janeiro

02.04.2020

07.04.2020

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03.02.2020

04.02.2020

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Joinville

21.12.2019

01.01.2020

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Vitoria

17.12.2019

17.01.2020

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06.11.2019

27.11.2019

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31.12.2019

02.01.2020

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01.11.2019

03.11.2019

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17.12.2019

06.03.2020

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04.12.2019

13.12.2019

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Londrina

30.12.2019

08.01.2020

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09.11.2019

11.11.2019

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30.12.2019

09.01.2020

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25.08.2020

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23.11.2019

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17.12.2019

07.01.2020

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23.11.2019

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Navegantes

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09.12.2019

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Aracatuba

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10.11.2019

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Presidente Prudente

18.11.2019

16.02.2020

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Cuiaba

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Maraba

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01.11.2019

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Marilia

31.12.2019

09.01.2020

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Recife

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05.02.2020

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Natal

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Cascavel

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18.01.2020

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Rio Branco

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30.11.2019

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28.11.2019

05.12.2019

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12.11.2019

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07.01.2020

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Lima

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09.01.2020

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Caxias Do Sul

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Asuncion

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07.01.2020

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Montevideo

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Buenos Aires

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Palmas

18.12.2019

18.12.2019

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21.01.2020

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08.11.2019

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Boa Vista

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Concepcion

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04.12.2019

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Campina Grande

11.03.2020

20.03.2020

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Carajas

31.10.2019

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Cordoba

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19.11.2019

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Rosario

14.11.2019

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Cochabamba

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15.01.2020

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17.01.2020

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Paris

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13.04.2020

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14.04.2020

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Cayenne

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Rome

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Chicago

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13.04.2020

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09.01.2020

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26.01.2020

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