Removals to Brazil
South America’s largest and arguably most
seductive country continues to turn heads,
and not merely for its breathtaking and hedonistic festivals.
Today, energy-independent Brazil basks in the glow of a surging
economy and some notable successes combating social problems,
not to mention their winning bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Football remains a big source of pride (Brazil has won more World Cup
titles than any other nation), as is the country’s incredible biodiversity.
Brazil is, after all, home to the greatest assortment of plant and
animal life on earth.
It’s no wonder locals claim ‘Deus e brasileiro’ (God is Brazilian).
BEST TIME TO VISIT BRAZIL
November to April on the coast, and May to September in the Amazon and the Pantanal
TOP THINGS TO SEE IN BRAZIL
Ipanema Beach, Rio’s loveliest and most fabled stretch of coastline
The enchanting colonial centre of Salvador, the Afro-Brazilian soul of the country
The thunderous Iguacu Falls surrounded by Atlantic rainforest
A football match at Maracana stadium in Rio, Brazil’s great temple to their national addiction
The spectacular island of Fernando de Noronha, with gorgeous beaches and world-class diving
TOP THINGS TO DO IN BRAZIL
Go wildlife-watching in the Pantanal, home to the greatest concentration of fauna in the New World
Peer out over the world’s most famous rainforest from a canopy tower in the Amazon
Dance to samba at an old-school dance hall in Rio’s fabled Lapa district
Join the mayhem of Brazil’s biggest street party at carnaval in Rio, Salvador or Olinda
Hike amid dramatic mountain scenery in the Chapada Diamantina
GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF BRAZIL
Read Gabriela,Clove and Cinnamon by Brazil’s most famous writer, Jorge Amado, for a colourful portrait of early 20th century Bahia
Listen to the addictive Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Jorge Benjor; or the classic bossa nova grooves of Joao Gilberto
Watch the poignant Central do Brasil (Central Station), Walter Salles’ Academy Award-winning film set in Rio and the northeast
Eat feijoada (a black bean and pork stew); or moqueca (a rich Bahian fish stew with coconut milk)
Drink acai (a juice made from an Amazonian berry) and caipirinhas made with cahaca (a sugar-cane alcohol), crushed limes and sugar