Brazilian Travel Deals and Tips

By: Michael Holmes

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are the two biggest cities with the latter home to around 23 million people. The money is in Sao Paolo but the glamour will always belong to Rio. This is where you’ll find the most educated, English speaking people who set the beach fashion worldwide.

The southern states get really European with whiter skin and blonde hair, legacy of the German and Dutch genes. It gets cold here in winter and isn’t the Brazil of the picture postcards. There are cool towns though like Curitiba and Floreanopolis.

Minas Gerais is about as near as you’re going to get to mountains with some nice hills in the historic mining district. The people here are smart and lively but speak so fast it’s hard to understand much.

Once you hit Bahia going north then the second half of Brazil really begins.

This is a laid back state that is being devoured by tourism.?Good place for capoeira studies .

North East Brazil is scenic and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Little fishing hamlets get transformed into vibrant beach scenes in the space of a few years with Brazilian tourists in force at weekends and holidays. You can get rooms at guesthouses and flirt in the bars. In places like Pipa there are beaches with surf and dolphins, whilst nearby Olinda is the bohemian music centre.

The Amazon is a big favourite with tourists though if you want to see anything interesting you have to get off the main track of the big river. Traveling by boat from Belem to Manaus is not really to be recommended as it’s something of a?rough trip. Take a flight straight to Manaus and try your luck on small boat excursions into the jungle from there.

The Basics

Several airlines fly between New York and São Paulo, including American, Delta, ContinentalPsychology Articles, Japan Airlines and the Brazilian Airline TAM. A recent online search found fares starting at $890 for early June. Better deals can sometimes be found through BRAZILIAN TRAVEL at http://www.braziliantravel.com/? Ph# 1 -800-671-4590)

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