Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Choosing the next country to talk about is not easy! each country has its own flavors; but today I'm gonna talk about this country that i read and watched much about it in the last couple of weeks and is definitely worth talking about.... BRAZIL
Many travelers think Brazil is boring place and has no historical and beautiful places to visit ... hello! no, you are totally wrong; Brazil has some of the most amazing places to visit on earth; you can get the best of both worlds there! you find the beauty of nature and the large cities and building.
What first attracted me to Brazil is its mixed culture, there you can find Italians, Japanese, Arabs, Spanish, people from all over the world live there, with different religions and beliefs, which is very nice.
An important part of the Brazilian culture and life is carnivals, actually Brazil is well-known because of its carnivals, which are a big celebrations on the rhythm of samba dancing and music; it involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, masque and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life. Carnivals take place in February immediately before Lint, so if you gonna visit Brazil, it's better be in this time of year so you won't miss it!
The last thing I wanna say about the culture is that Brazil is a country of parties, parties everyday every night ... much fun
Here is some pics of a carnival:
And here is a video ... I bet you will love it :)
So where should I go in Brazil? Mostly when you travel to Brazil you will land in "Sao Paulo", the largest city in Brazil with high buildings, museums, restaurants, clubs, a perfect place for night life.
The second largest city is "Rio de Janeiro" which has the largest football stadiums in the world, wonderful beaches, and i would ofcourse recommend going to Corcovado mountain which has "Christ the Redeemer", an amazing statue for Jesus and so called one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World"
here is some pics of the two cities:
Rio de Janeiro
Christ the redeemer
If you are a nature lover, then you must go "Fernando de Noronha", which is a collection of 21 wonderful islands, those islands have amazing animals and marine life; there u can see sea tortoises, dolphins, albatrosses and many other species are frequently observed. There is also the amazon river and rain forests.
The last, but most place I loved there is "Cataratas do Iguaçu" which is very beautiful falls! I won't say more, just look at the pics :)
And now my favorite part ... Food :D
There is two Brazilian dishes got my attention; Faijoada which is made of black turtle beans, with a variety of salted pork and beef products such as salted pork trimmings (ears, tail, feet), bacon, smoked pork ribs, at least two types of smoked sausage and jerked beef .... the taste is strong and salty. here is a pic:
The other dish is Moqueca de Camarao which is made of fish, coconut milk, shrimp and some vegetables .... I'm gonna ask my mom try to make it :D
Finally, I wanna say thanx to my Brazilian friend Carol who helped me much in writing this post! thank uuuu
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