From Sunshine and beaches to rain-forest and other nature’s splendor, from Carnival to rich experience of colonial culture, Brazil is a country of abundance. And here is a top 5 list of things to do in Brazil.
5 – Salvador da Bahia
First colony the Portuguese developed. The richness in colonial history and architecture is worthwhile to wonder through.
4 – Rio Carnival
Rio Samba Parade, festival vibe, endless celebrations and parties all over Rio de Janeiro’s every street, squares, bars, clubs and all other venues. It’s the best possible way to experience the passionate and celebrative spirit of this country.
3 – Amazon River
What else could be better with than cruising along the river of a tropical rainforest? Amazon River is the second longest river in the world. Abundance of species is waiting to be seen.
2 – Iguaçu Falls
Sits on the border of Brazil and Argentina, the Iguaçu Falls is one of the grest natural wonders of the world with 273 falls scatter along Iguaçu River. The U-shape Devil’s Throat fall is the most impressive of all.
1 – Christ the Redeemer
Needless to say, the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janerio in one of the most appeal icon in relate to the image of Brazil. This 39.6 metres statue sits on Corcovado Mountain with the most amazing views to Rio and its splendorous landscape. And of course, no one is going to forget about the sunshine and beaches in Rio as well.
I have to say, for someone never been in Brazil, comprising this list is not easy. The temptation of traveling there is overwhelming. This temptation is actually a well demonstration of the effects to place essentialism. However, what it is not on the list regarding the economic, social, environmental sides of Brazil is also worthwhile to explore. What is so called “authentic” experience of the country is nothing more than just the essentialised image.