Beautiful beaches, carnival, futebol, capoeira, sungas(tiny bathing suits), feijoada (typical brazilian dish)… These are some of the words that come to my mind when I think of Brazil. This fascinating country is the largest in South America and home to one of the most metropolitan cities: Rio de Janeiro.
I’ve already been to this amazing country 5 times and I just can’t get tired of it’s beauty. People are extremely friendly, cities are full of colors and landscapes are breathtaking. If you like history, you can enjoy colonial architecture and historic cities. If you like partying, you will never want to go back home. Brazil is definitely worth visiting for all types of travelers.
Here are some postcards from a trip to Rio de Janeiro and Porto Seguro (Bahía):
- Copacabana and Ipanema are Rio’s most famous beaches:
- Pão de Açúcar is a 396-metre morro. You can take the cableway to get to the top and admire an exciting panoramic views of the city. For more info read this Brazil travel guide.
- Corcovado is a 710-metre mountain where the 38-metre statue of Cristo Redentor is located. The views from the top are just marvelous!
- If you are looking for a street market experience, head to SAARA market in downtown Rio. You’ll find a great variety of cheap stuff.
- For architecture lovers, one of Oscar Niemeyer‘s wonderful designs is located in Niterói city, half an hour away from Rio. This surreal building is The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum.
Porto Seguro is a much smaller city located in Bahía state. It is officially considered the first Portuguese landfall in Brazil so it’s historically important. It has a small historic center and colorful colonial houses. Just across Buranhém River, you find Arraial d’Ajuda, a district in the municipality of Porto Seguro. It is a lovely village with restaurants, shops and virgin beaches.