Welcome to Brazil!!!
Brazil is the biggest country in South America, and one of the most diverse countries in the world. From the Amazon River and its rainforest to the beaches in Rio de Janeiro, from industrial Sao Paulo to colorful Salvador de Bahia, Brazil is a country to discover.
When to Go/Climate: Brazil is a tropical country that extends well into the temperate zone. The coastal area ranges from tropical in the north to temperate in the south. The coolest period is from May to September, and the hottest is from December to March. October to May is the rainy season. December to February are Brazil summer holidays, so accommodation and transport may be a problem.
Get in: The capital of Brazil is Brazilia, but the two main entry ports are the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with their International Airports. Belem and Manaus also have international flights.
Get around: The best way to move around Brazil is by plane and by bus.
Money and Costs: Brazil's official currency is the Real (BRL). Credit cards are widely accepted. Although Brazil is cheaper than Europe and America, it is the most expensive country in South America. A service tip of 10% is included in most restaurant bills.
Length of stay: if you want to visit Brazil's main tourist destinations, you will need more than four weeks.
Languages/People: Brazilians speak Portuguese, Spanish speakers will be able to get by quite well. English is not widely spoken, except in tourist areas. Brazil is considered an unsafe country. Always leave your valuables in your hotel's safe when visiting the big cities, which are renown for their crimes.
Food: Brazil's food is very varied, and each region has its own specialties, but the country's national dish is the feijoada, with black beans, rice, pork and beef.
Bellow these lines you will find a short description of Brazil's main tourist attractions. I hope you enjoy my virtual presentations. Have fun.
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