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Brazil is not just Samba and Soccer

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Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro. Image: lovethesepics.com 
What do you remember about Brazil? Football fans will definitely fond of Pele, the soccer (football) legend who has led his country to become world champion. 

Is Neymar could follow in the footsteps of Pele and create a lot of goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Are you also going to go to Brazil to watch the World Cup? Perhaps you will witness your favorite team and support them in every game, for example, in a large and magnificent stadium, Estadio Maracana

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Sun bathing on Ipanema Beach. Image: vixpaulahermanny.com
Brazil is very popular with soccer culture, and of course dance the Samba and carnivals. Brazil is a big country with a rich culture and of course famous for Its beaches, cities and natural wonders have inspired generations of artists, musicians and writers over the years. 

From spirited and lively Salvador to Rio majestic Iguazu Falls and the awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest, Brazil holidays can be as diverse as you want them to be. Not forgetting Brazil's stretch of Atlantic beaches, the which offer relaxation, water-based fun, and quite simply the best people watching in the entire world.
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Estadio Maracaná. Image: elmejorestadio.com 
 Holiday to Brazil simply wouldn’t be complete without a stay in fabulous Rio de Janeiro. Rio is one of the world’s most exciting, fun and beautiful cities. Imagine yourself enjoying the beauty of Copacabana or Ipanema beach and you'll have ocean views, with iconic sugar loaf mountain on one side and the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the other. 


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Iguacu Falls, Parana. Image: guiageo-parana.com
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is located at the peak of the 2,300 feet or 700 meters Corcovado mountain, it provides a sweeping panorama from the interior of Guanabara bay to the north, to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south. This famous statue is an icon and landmark of Brazil. 

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Samba, exotic dance. Image: funzine.hu 
If you want to enjoy Samba, then you should be visiting picturesque Salvador de Bahia, as it's a city roomates dances to the beat of the samba at any time of day or night. Salvador de Bahia in Brazil’s northeast is a city where it’s possible to see Brazil’s unique blend of European, African, American and Indian cultures. Salvador de Bahia is a city with the beauty of colored colonial buildings, 17th and 18th century palaces and baroque churches, it's one of the most attractive Cities in the region and the perfect spot to party the night away. You will enjoy a unique combination of excitement party, and the grandeur of the colonial era.

Imagine yourself enjoying the beauty of Copacabana or Ipanema beach and you'll have ocean views, with iconic sugar loaf mountain on one side and the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the other. 


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Salvador de Bahia. Image:  localnomad.com
Have you ever heard a song titled The Girl from Ipanema or Garota de Ipanema? Ipanema Beach remains a cultural icon of Brazil, just as the Ipanema neighborhood remains a cultural epicenter of Rio de Janeiro. The streets of Ipanema and the beach at their end are celebrated as some of the world's most beautiful, with the Travel Channel Ipanema calling the sexiest beach in the world. 

The Girl from Ipanema song is a song about a beautiful young girl who walked the streets of Ipanema each day on her way to the ocean. This beautiful song was created by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. 
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Copacabana beach. Image: cntraveller.com

Brazil has 19 World Heritage Sites, out of which 7 are natural and the rest are cultural. There are many other places that attract tourist in millions. Iguazu falls are the waterfalls of the Iguazu river, dividing the river into upper Iguazu and lower Iguazu. This fantastic falls is located on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and feature on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation declared the Iguazu Falls as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Enjoy the nightlife and clubbing in Sao Paulo. Image: mydestination.com
In addition to visiting Rio you certainly will not miss Sao Paulo. This city is known for its skyscrapers, gastronomy and robust culture scene. Although Sao Paulo is known for its concrete jungle, it is also home to a large number of public parks and even portions of the Atlantic rainforest, a difficult mix you find in other major cities. Sao Paulo and Rio are the best for night life, clubbing, disco, life music, night entertainment, and meet new friends from around the world. 

If you want to shop, besides Rio and Sao Paolo, then you need to Fortaleza. The city also serves as the jumping-off point for many visitors to truly spectacular beaches, rolling dunes and idyllic fishing villages up and down the coast of Ceará. You will also enjoy the beautiful beaches in Fortazela. 

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The beauty of the Amazon culture. Image: blog.cazloyd.com
If you are a wildlife lover, you certainly will not forget the Amazon river. Perhaps you can enjoy tours in the Amazon jungle for example boating upriver into the damp, buzzing, oppressive ambience than actually spotting animals. The Amazon has over 3,000 species of fish recognized companies and new species are still being discovered. 

The Amazon Basin is covered by half of the planet's remaining rain forests. You will be amazed by the natural resources in the Amazon. For the record the Amazon River is the second longest river in the world, just slightly shorter than the Nile, and the Reviews largest river by volume, and in the Amazon jungle there are about 10 million species that live in this rain forest. A visit to the Amazon is the greatest adventure you can do in Brazil. Amazon is not only rich with millions of species or the rain forest, but you will find a very unique culture of the Amazon, you will be fascinated with traditional dances Amazon.
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Festival in Prefeitura de Olinda. Image: lonelyplanet.com

There are so many interesting places that you can visit in Brazil, for example Prefeitura de Olinda. The city is one of Brazil's best-preserved colonial cities. Perched on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by trees, Olinda's historic downtown is a treasure trove of colonial churches, museums, colorful old houses, restaurants, and numerous artisan studios, so you'll enjoy the unique art and also can taste a variety of good food in this town. Continue your trip to Recife anyway. 

Recife is a popular tourist destination Because of its scenery, historic old town, beaches and vibrant culture. The city nicknamed the Venice of Brazil because of its numerous waterways and bridges, Recife is the capital of the Pernambuco state. The city is situated amid tropical forests with many islands and rivers.
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Scuba diving in Fernando de Noronha. Image: i2love2travel.wordpress.com

Whatever is your purpose to Brazil, then you will find a mix of culture, wildlife, exotic beaches, historic buildings and the various icons that have become landmarks of Brazil, even you can enjoy the atmosphere of a tropical paradise in Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago which is of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km offshore from the Brazilian coast. If you are a diver, then you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling in the Marine National Park Impressive wildlife such as huge sea bird colonies, manta ray, dolphins and Hawksbill Turtles. The island's rugged landscape Allows for spectacular hikes and horse rides. 

Yes, Brazil is not just Samba or soccer. 

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