Rio de Janeiro captures the essence of Brazilian life, culture and history. Throughout our journey, we'll take a look at some of the most popular sites in the area. It's full of places to go and things to do, but visiting without a guide can be overwhelming which is why we've included the top monuments, buildings and celebrations of the "Marvelous City."
The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande is a place of death. There it is said that a golden lancehead viper is never more than three feet away.
Brazil is a country replete with verdant tropical forests, vast tracts of fertile land and a bounty of water. Additionally, Brazil flaunts a cornucopia of culture, a veritable banquet of ethnicities, which blend harmoniously. Through its culture, Brazil announces its arrival on the international stage with fascinating fanfare to which the international audience gives standing ovation. A lingua portuguesa or Portuguese language is an expressive and beautiful language spoken by the inhabitants of Brazil, Portugal, and many African countries. A language admired by most throughout the global community as one of the most beautiful Romance languages in existence. Finally, Brazil's history is not only rich but long, dating back to the discovery of the Americas. What follows are five interesting facts about Brazil.
A recent survey came up with a list of the Seven New Wonders of the World. One of the 'new wonders' was the statue of Christ the Redeemer. This massive structure overlooks Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Brazil, which remains a poor nation, is now one of the most expensive countries in the planet. Renting an office in Rio de Janeiro is now more expensive to do than in New York, and executive salaries are higher than in London. No doubt that the economy is overheated; but is there a financial Brazilian bubble?