Welcome to Brazil travel guide the largest country in South America with 8.5 million square kilometers. The Amazon rainforest covers the northern part of Brazil and offers a luxurious biodiversity. Brazil a multifaceted country, large cities, beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, splendid landscapes and diverse cultures. During the colonial period mostly Europeans came to Brazil especially Portuguese. However the country has a melting pot of Africans, indigenous and Japanese cultures as well. This blend of traditions is driven by the Portuguese heritage mostly seen through religion, language, cuisine and architecture. In Sao Paulo the Japanese cuisine is delicious. In terms of festivity the carnival is one of the most important festival held forty-six days before Easter.
Dances are very popular, you can count up to 12 dances from Brazilian zouk to carimbo and samba.
“Beko do Batman area”
“Entrance Lagoinha do Leste”
Accommodation – There’s plenty of choices for different price range. It is easy to book via Booking.com or other platform. This allows you to screen the prices and comments. Count in average USD 30 for single person.
Food & drinks – Sea food, meat and cocktails Brazil is diverse regarding to food. Try the Pão de queijo, Moqueca, BBQ meat, the chocolate truffles brigadeiros, feijoada and more. In terms of prices depending on what kind of food you go for, if fast food count around USD 10 per day.
Transportation – I’ve been using Uber a lot to facilitate communication and speed up my transfers. There’s buses available and public transport. Note that traffic can be heavy in most cities.Taxi ride is on average USD 3.
Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
Brazil doesn’t have the best reputation in terms of safety, if you pay attention to the tips below, respect locals and culture you shouldn’t have issue. I travelled 15 days alone in Brazil, only Sao Paulo downtown was a bit dodgy. I got surprised by the atmosphere but nothing happened to me. Just my gut told me not to stay long.