Photogallery: Brazil – Beauty of South America
Brazil – Beauty of South America
heading (paragraph): States
No. of pictures: 57 pictures
The most populous state in South America offers many tourist attractions. Natural gems such as the Amazon rainforest, Iguazu Falls, urban development of cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Manaus or the capital Brasilia. It also offers a unique cultural heritage - spectacular carnivals or capoeira dance. Brazil is a unique country full of contrasts, beautiful nature and lively people.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Tomáš Novák
What we were especially curious about was the Amazon forest. We could see it from above, when we were circling over the airport for over half an hour due to heavy rain and could not land.
Manaus is the capital of Amazonas state and is a natural starting point for visitors wishing to see the Amazon rainforest. It has about 1.5 million inhabitants and features an international port. The weather is hot and humid, the average annual temperature is 27 ° C. The rainy season is from December to May, while the drought period from June to November.
Paraty is a beautiful historic city located on the Atlantic coast. Since its inception it has been unique, because it still remains almost the same as in the seventeenth century. To keep this authentic atmosphere, cars are forbidden, making it a special place for walking and exploring.
The view of the city of Rio de Janeiro offers a unique combination of city and wildlife. Simple houses and skyscrapers framed by rock formations on the hills, white beaches and blue sea with tropical forests in the background, all this is Rio de Janeiro. Every year, the annual carnival procession of Samba is encouraged by the tourism industry and 700,000 tourists will come to visit.
The city consists of several districts. To get around downtown it is the best if you travel by subway or bus. Botofago and Flamengo were the first areas in the southern zone inhabited by residents. Botofago was named after one of the first inhabitants of João Pereira de Souza Botafogo. There are many museums, theaters and cinemas, but also a varied nightlife. Flamengo, on the other hand, is quieter with large colonial and apartment buildings.
We arrive in Brazil through the border town of Chui. The crossing of the border to Brazil is absolutely no problem, almost no one is here, we only get a stamp and we are going to hitch a ride. The hardest thing about hitchhiking in Brazil is to deal with Brazilian Portuguese, so we help English. The main road from Chui to Rio Grande leads past large lagoons and wetlands, so we see a lot of birds and capybar, even crocodiles.