Travel: The Brazilian Experience

 
 

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a population of about 200 million people. Part of the famous Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil, in the state of Manaus. The language spoken is Brazilian Portuguese, and its currency is the ‘Real’. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, and she is home to Dilma Roussef’s presidency, the first female Head of State. While Brasilia is the political hub of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the entertainment capital and hotspot. This is where most tourists perch when they visit this beautiful country. Perhaps the most sought after sight in Brazil is the Christ Our Redeemer statue. It is a large statue of Christ, set up on a mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. And it can be seen from just about anywhere in Rio de Janeiro. Oddly enough, it directly overlooks the surrounding favelas. Favelas are clusters of neighborhoods built alongside small mountains throughout Rio de Janeiro and usually inhabited by the city’s poor. However the Favelas have been home to some of Brazil’s most brilliant football stars today.

Other places worth visiting while in Rio include, the Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the beautiful Copacabana Beach.  Of course, the Brazilian experience would not be complete without experiencing the once in lifetime world famous Carnival event usually held in February. The nightlife and Samba dance clubs are a must see as well.

Influence of African Heritage Aside from Rio de Janeiro, there are many other important aspects that define Brazil. Behind all the beautiful sights lie a vibrant, colorful nation of easy-going, laid back people rich in culture and delicious food.  Many of the foods, religions and cultural activities today are reflection of Brazil’s slave heritage. Candomble and Umbanda, for example, are African rooted religions still widely practiced by many in Brazil today, although Christianity and Catholicism still hold majority, there is a lot of religious syncretism. Perhaps one of the most unique art forms to come from Brazil is Capoeira, also a product of African culture.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. This “dance” on the contrary, is a deadly one. Capoeira is one of the deadliest fighting forms in the world, and a skill learned by every mixed martial arts fighter.  If it is the exploring of Brazil’s rich African heritage one seeking while visiting Brazil, look no further than the state of Bahia. Bahia is the state known best for its African inhabitants and deep African roots. There are many festivals and celebrations that take place in this state year round, celebrating Afro culture. Bahia is also home to African inspired cuisine, and everyone in Brazil knows that when they want something spicy, Bahia is the place to go.Many of the influences of this rich culture date back to the arrival of slaves brought over from the tiny African nation of Angola.

For carnival, many flock to Rio de Janeiro to watch the big float parade, but few foreigners are aware of the huge festivities held in Salvador, Bahia, alongside its marvelous white sandy beaches, and all through its neighborhoods. The Carnival is a party spanning 60 days before Easter, which is very infused with African influences as well. Dancing, drinking, eating, and competitions for the best samba and designed floats characterize in the parade portion of Carnival are held.

Trackbacks

  1. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  2. xovilichter says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Informations on that Topic: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  3. le radiateur says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  4. much of each subject that is recommended

    to read. make yourself a small diary of your tasks, so you can keep track of what you need to do.4. make yourself an outline for your writing – the more you have to rewrite your rough draft, the more time

  5. your page will become clustered. adding appropriate

    videos and pictures can really liven up a website/blog and make it more interesting for the readers, however do not use videos and pictures in place of well written content and try to limit your self to a few pictures and

  6. Salsason.com says:

    it every day, it is literally all

    around. you can use some of that inspiration and share it with your eager audience.parallel comparisonsfind a hot trend that is outside of your niche and compare it to something inside your genre. you can write about the popularity of people

  7. blog looks at all like what you

    have in mind then wordpress is not for you.but on the other hand, if you want to have a site that you can set up very quickly, that’s very easy to rearrange, to add content to, to put with audio and

  8. today’s marketing industry blogging is considered one

    of the most effective ways to increase sales for your business venture. most bloggers depend on blog traffic to regularize their source income. in increasing revenue for your blog site there are several fundamental factors that can be implemented to in…

  9. Click Here says:

    is only one in about hundred articles

    submitted are actually published on the web.the most important thing to remember is “substance” is what it’s all about. – or perhaps a lack of it in most cases!many content articles submitted are nothing greater than simple “gibberish” and quite a

  10. and offer real value to your target

    audience.social networking sites give you new and original ways to find prospective customers and build links, but they don’t cut any corners. like any other part of search engine optimization, getting quality backlinks through social media requires t…

  11. traffic when they are optimized. you cannot

    just put up a blog and let it just stand and die away. you need your pages to be seen and a good way of letting them be “seen” easier is through employing the right seo strategies. this is important if

  12. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 4625 more Infos: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  13. SERM says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  14. writing and gain your precious readers’ interest

    to your site:personal storiesyour personal experiences and unique insight give the reader a look as to who you are as a person. by telling a good story you can grab your audience and make a personal connection while getting your message

  15. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  16. like harry potter or taylor swift and

    how they use the same methods that you recommend in the social media world to translate their popularity in the real world. when you’re writing about pop culture this is a great idea to use.write reviewsput together a list of products

  17. Learn More says:

    recommended. many web visitors and readers do

    not have time to read lengthy posts and many avoid such posts. keep your posts and straight to the point. most importantly, use a language that is easy for clients to comprehend and rest assured of the best possible results. do

  18. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 58457 more Infos: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  19. over here says:

    sell his or her words in the

    best possible way.here are few tips to write effective content: target the customers: customers generally try to look for substances of their own interest in any website. an informative tone of the content helps them to read more or at length

  20. a blog that is physically appealing will

    attract attention and then make them delve deeper into the content of your blog. make sure that your pictures, illustrations and graphics are relevant to your blog topic. this is a way to attract people visually to your blog. you can

  21. webmaster would also work as a website

    writer you might be making a mistake. unless your web designer is a skilled writer you could end up with content that doesn’t make much sense to readers of search engines. it is quite usual that professional webmasters work together with

  22. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  23. spotcast.eu says:

    Official Regenerative Institute Vimeo Channel.

    The Regenerative Leadership Institute is the nation’s sustainable living, leadership and permaculture design school. We reconnect people with nature, remembering our collective heritage and creating a beautiful, thriving future. Join us and let’s cha…

  24. … [Trackback]

    [...] Find More Informations here: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]

  25. will crash and shut down your entire

    browser. too much flashiness is also a turn off, be creative, but keep it limited so your blog functions well and your readers return. post daily or every other day, it will bring the google bots to your blog and help

  26. … [Trackback]

    [...] Informations on that Topic: africlectic.com/travel-the-brazilian-experience/ [...]