Everything you should know
before Traveling to BRAZIL

16 March 2022
Capital: Brasilia
Currency: Brazilian Real
Official Language: Portuguese
Dial Code: +52
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 190 (2) Ambulance - 192 (3) Fire - 193
GDP: 3.08 trillion USD (2020)
Population: 210.15 million (2019)
Time Zone: UTC-2 Fernando de Noronha Time
                UTC-3 Brasilia Time
                UTC-4 Amazon Time
                UTC-5 Colombia Time

TheSassyBlogger Flag: The green color in the flag represents the fields and forests of Brazil and the yellow of the flag represents the gold reserves of the country and therefore, represents the wealth of the country. The blue circle with the white stars represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro, on the night that the country was declared Republic, that is, 15th November 1889. Each of the white stars represents a state in Brazil.

BRAZIL Known for:

1. Football
Brazilians are quite proud of their football. In fact, association football is the most played sport in Brazil and it has been tied to the country’s national identity. Fun fact, more than any football team in history, the Brazil national football team has the most number of wins in the FIFA World Cup football tournaments.
2. The Amazon Forest
Covering a huge fraction of northwestern Brazil, the Amazon rainforest is known as the largest of its kind. It is famous for its marvelous biodiversity and distinct physical features. It is so huge it stretches to some parts of Peru, Colombia, and other South American countries.
3. The Rio Carnival
It is so big and grandiose that it is considered the biggest carnival celebration in the world. It also features a parade of glamorous floats, revelers, and a number of adornments from Samba schools. The Rio Carnival is so colorful, lively, and ecstatic that it is one for the books and you should definitely not miss it if you are planning a trip to Brazil.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Feijoada
Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork. The name Feijoada is based upon feijão. the Portuguese word for "bean". Feijoada originated among Brazilian enslaved Africans, who prepared flavorful dishes from the leftover foods they were given. Today, feijoada is the festive national dish of Brazil.
2. Picanha
Picanha is a cut of beef first made popular in Brazil, and later adopted in Portugal. In the United States, the cut is little known and often named top sirloin cap, rump cover, rump cap, or culotte. All 9 essential nutrients are naturally found in beef and are a flavorful way to give your body nutrients to help power through the day.
3. Brigadeiro
The Brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian dessert. It is made of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate sprinkles covering the outside layer. The origin of the dessert isn't certain, but the most common theory is that is was created by a confectioner from Rio de Janeiro, Heloisa Nabuco de Oliveira, to promote the presidential candidacy of Eduardo Gomes

Best Places to visit:
1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is known for its gorgeous beaches and free-living lifestyle, this place is an artistic epitome. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer landmark, also recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World or take solace in famous Ipanema Beach for the lovely mountain views and soothing bossa nova vibes.
2. Sao Paulo
The "land of drizzle" and a pulsating financial center of Brazil, Sao Paulo is said to be a beehive of intense cultural experience and various cuisines. Every kind of food is served in the streets of Jardins. For shopaholics, Sao Paulo is the place for some crazy-good shopping. It's iconic attractions include Parque Ibirapuera, Paulista Avenue and Allianz Parque.
3. Brasilia
Brasilia is the federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located atop the Brazilian highlands in the country's center-western region. It was founded on April 21, 1960, to serve as the new national capital. Brasília and its metro area were estimated to be Brazil's 3rd most populous city.
4. Curitiba
Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Parana. The Curitiba Metropolitan area comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of over 3.2 million, making it the seventh most populous in the country.
5. Manaus
Manaus is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Located at the east center of the state, the city is the center of the Manaus metropolitan area and the largest metropolitan area in the North Region of Brazil by urban landmass. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers.

Best Season to visit
November to March- It's also a good time to go to the Pantanal (for wildlife watching) or to travel to the tropical beaches of the North or Northeast of Brazil. July is still a rainy month in Recife, but in Bahia or Fortaleza precipitation levels are now low, and the air and seawater temperatures are pleasant.

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