Mini Guide to Brazil

People and Culture

The people of Brazil are renowned for their warm and welcoming nature. It’s actually one of the easiest countries to blend in and look like a local due to its diverse history of immigration. Unlike many cultures, it’s not uncommon to meet a Brazilian and become best friends instantly. Before you know it, you’re attending family gatherings or traveling together to another city.

Apart from that, you’ll also have firsthand experience with samba (the rhythm of Carnival), forró (a traditional dance and type of music), capoeira (the dance and martial art created by the slaves) among many other interesting cultural aspects. It’s literally a feast for your eyes (and ears!).

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8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

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We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

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If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.