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‘Can I Gamble While I Tour Brazil?’

Many of the forms of gambling that are common in the US, UK, and other countries are illegal in Brazil.  There are no legal casino, sports books, or Off-Track Betting parlors. But that’s not to say that Brazilians don’t love to gamble. If you like to play games of chance, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to do so when you tour Brazil. Casino Gambling While casinos remain illegal in Brazil, many of the cruise ships that dock in Brazilian ports have casinos on board....

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What Travel Documents Do I Need to Tour Brazil?

If you are a citizen of the United States and are planning to visit Brazil, there are a number of important documents that you will need. A tourist visa can be obtained from the Brazilian Consulate found in most major cities. To receive your travel visa, you will need your passport, a recent passport photo, and a completed Brazilian visa application. Documents to Bring You also should print a copy of your travel itinerary and make a copy of your plane tickets, e-ticket, or onward travel...

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Don’t Tour Brazil Without Seeing the Amazon Jungle

If you are planning to tour Brazil, make sure you schedule some time to see the Amazon jungle. The Amazon basin is one of the largest and most diversified ecosystems in the entire world. The Amazon River is the world’s longest and contains more water than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined. How large is the Amazon basin? Would you believe that it has twice the size of India? It’s so enormous that it actually spans eight countries, although most of it lies within the...

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Take Time to Experience the Amazon

While many people unfamiliar with Brazil think of Amazon as the world’s largest online retailer, it actually is the world’s longest river — at 3,700 miles — and carries about 20% of the world’s fresh water. The Amazon River and the rainforest surround it is among the most beautiful places in the world. And no trip to Brazil would be complete without spending at least some time experiencing them. The Awesome Scope of the Amazon TheAmazon begins high up in the Andes...

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One of the Best Ways to Tour Brazil Is by Bike

If you want to see the “real” Brazil, the closer you can get to the land and to the people, the better. So one of the best ways to tour Brazil is from the seat of a touring bicycle. There are many great bike routes you can follow that will fit any fitness level — from the experienced cyclist to the newcomer — all of which will provide a ground-level view of Brazil that isn’t available anywhere else. Where to Ride Bicycles are a primary form of transportation in...

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Planning to Tour Brazil During the Olympics? Make Plans Now!

Now that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is over, officials in Brazil are now turning their attention to getting ready for the XXXI Olympic Games, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 through the 21, 2016. This will be the first time ever that the Olympics have been held in South America. Preparations Underway Already, planners have split Rio into four main areas where the games will take place. Most events will be held in the Olympic Village, which is also where the athletes from around...

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When You Tour Brazil, Get Ready to See Some Skin

Brazilians love the beach. And with more than 5,000 miles of coastland, that’s not surprising. Brazil has some of the most famous beaches in all of the world, including Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, both of which are in Rio de Janeiro. So when you tour Brazil, it’s highly likely that you will spend at least a portion of your time — if not most of your trip — on or near one of Brazil’s beautiful, sandy beaches. Revealing Swimsuits When you do, you are likely to...

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When You Tour Brazil, Check out the Scuba and Snorkeling

If you are a fan of scuba diving and snorkeling and are planning to tour Brazil soon, you are in for a treat. Brazil not only has some of the most colorful and exotic underwater sites in Latin America, but some of the most famous scuba diving and snorkeling places in the world. Thousands of Miles of Coastline Part of this has to do with its geography. With more than 5,000 miles of open coastline, Brazil has one of the longest continual stretches of oceanfront of any country on earth. And its...

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Why Does Brazil Have the Most Beautiful People in the World?

Brazil has a lot going for it. Not only does it have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, most famous festivals and carnivals, and the largest economy in Latin America, but it was home to the most recent World Cup and next year’s Summer Olympic Games. But perhaps the biggest thing Brazil has going for it is its people, who are among the most beautiful in all of the world. Models and Beauty Queens Look, for example, at Gisele Bundchen, the Victoria’s Secret model who is...

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‘What’s the Time Difference between the US and Brazil?’

The time difference between Brazil and the US depends on where you are. While both countries are roughly the same size in terms of land mass, the US is wider than Brazil. Consequently, the US is spread out over nine time zones while Brazil has only four time zones. To get an idea of the time difference, it’s important to understand how time zones work. Longitudinal Lines Time zones are designed so that regardless of where you are, the position of the sun in the sky will be roughly the...

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