Visit Brazil: 3 Reasons to Go Right Now

Brazil is undoubtedly one of the most famous countries in the world. Well known for its vibrant energy, cultural diversity and rich hospitality, there’s a long list of reasons why everyone has to travel to South America’s hotspot of Brazil at least once in their lifetime. To narrow it down a little for you, here are the top three reasons to visit Brazil.

Sao Paulo Street
Sao Paulo Street

Everybody’s Watching

With the World Cup 2014 well underway, the eyes of the world are focused on this energetic country of football or ‘futebol’ as the locals call it, with many of whom planning to fly out there to get a taste of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is a unique thing to be able to say you visited Brazil during ‘their year’ of 2014, and more people are beginning to realize this. What’s more, visit Brazil for the World Cup is a great chance to meet other lively tourists from each angle of the globe, and to purchase limited memorabilia authentic from Brazil that may be worth some money in years to come. The opportunities are endless!

Money Goes a Long Way

The official currency of Brazil is the Real, with Reais as the plural.  Visitors from countries like the UK, USA and Australia are extremely lucky, as they are able to spend just a small amount of money when on vacation when they visit Brazil, compared to what they would back home. Tourists from these countries tend to be pleasantly surprised at the price of food, beverages, hotels in Brazil, car rental, public transport (and practically everything else!) when in Brazil. Although it depends on the place, a typical meal for two in a restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere costs around 60-70 Reais, which is about £15. That’s £7.50 each! Perhaps the flights are on the expensive side, but a vacation in Brazil is one of the cheapest in the world.

Sao Paulo Skyscrapers
I loved waking up to this view in Sao Paulo every morning!

Visit Brazil – Welcomed With Open Arms

The aspect of Brazil that is slightly sad is the media misinterpretation. Of course, there’s violence, crime, conflict between the Brazilian people and government and the notorious favelas, which every person who plans to visit Brazil should be aware of, by the way, but there’s also so much more than that (which is the information the media tend to leave out most of the time). When Brazilians meet someone new, they are friendly. They’re curious. Curious about where you’re from, your culture, your language, and what you plan to do while you’re there. The primary reason for Brazilians being so welcoming is because their country is one of the most culturally diverse in the world, with influences from Portugal to Germany to Italy to Japan. Be prepared to drink numerous Caipirinhas with a fresh handful of loud and friendly Brazilian friends!

Not tempted to book your flight to visit Brazil, yet? You should be. This eccentric South American paradise has the best selection of beaches in the world, deliciously unique cuisine and a laid-back lifestyle that will make even the most selective of tourist fall straight in love.

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at www.natteringblonde.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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