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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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.