b r a z i l
HOST TO THE FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN SUMMER OLYMPICS GAMES
'WHAT'S RIO LIKE?
"JUST IMAGINE A BUNCH OF HARD BODIES
BOUNCING BALLS OF THEIR CHESTS AT THE BEACH."
THERE'LL BE ZIKA, AND TERRORISTS, DIRTY WATER, ROBBERIES, UNFINISHED STADIUMS AND BOMBS AND POVERTY AND NOTHING GOOD WILL COME OF IT.
THE FLORA AND TREES OF THE TIJUCA FOREST
BEING AT THE OLYMPICS - A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY
CHURRASCERIA WITH LOCALS
A BED AND BREAKFAST IN THE JUNGLE
THE BEST VIEWS FROM ATOP THE CITY
EXPLORING THE WORLD
EXPLORING HIDDEN BEACHES
THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL AND SOUTH AMERICA -
When you travel you begin to see the extension of power from european countries. Technically speaking, no one in N America should be white. Each country was colonized and taken over by Europeans - from all of SA from Spain, and Brazil from Portugal. The influence is there.
BRAZIL CHEAT SHEET
- Visa: YES for US / Canadian / Australian Citizens for tourist stays less than 90 days + no necessary vaccinations, though Yellow Fever is recommended
- Best Time to Travel: Brazil's winter season - March to November is the dry season. Brazil's summer December -February is Rainy season.
- Currency: 1 REAL = 0.25USD / 0.36AUD / 0.36CAD
- Cost of Typical Meal -
- CC friendly: Yes, you're making a lot
- Airports: GRU
- Language: Portugese with mostly
ONGOING RUMOR: Machu Picchu is life changing.
MY EXPERIENCE: HELL YES.
THOUGHTS: Of every country I've visited, Peru was my favorite for adventure. If you are a fan of outdoor exploration or seeking a contemplative moment straight out of a Paulo Coehlo book, come to Peru.
TIP: Peruvians are sticklers about their cash and will refuse to accept bills if they are folded, bent, or worn in any way. Bring your own toilet paper with you , as public toilets are cost 1 Sole and may not supply any.
A COUNTRY SO NICE, I HAD TO VISIT IT TWICE
Brazil has always had a soft spot in my heart. Growing up, I had family move there from China and I would fantasize about how interesting their lives were. My first job out of college - during work trips the Brazilians would come and they were the most fun! And finally, as the Giseles and Adriana Limas and Alessandras of the world came together - Brazil was a magical, if not mythical country ripe with beautiful people, beautiful amazons and beautiful sunshine.
Finally - for new year's - I visited my good friend - Fernando in his native Sao Paulo for New Years.
Now, for the Olympics - I am here again!