ISBN-13: 9788591615414 / Angielski / Miękka / 2013 / 58 str.
The World Cup in Brazil
The media paints a picture that Brazil is just violence, corruption, carnival, the Amazon Rainforest, sex and football. But Brazil is more than this; its modern cities, beaches, animals, the natural beauty of the mountains, valleys and rivers and the dark-skinned women with samba in the feet enchant the world. This piece of our planet is presented to the world by an Englishman, solitary, observant, possessor of profound knowledge who has lived in Brazil for more than 25 years. This book is intended to show tourists how wonderful the country is even though it does have problems. With the premise that we can protect ourselves with the correct knowledge, the author lists the most common difficulties tourists have when traveling to foreign countries and what measures can be taken for them to protect themselves. The book deals with crime and conmen but with possible health issues.
Tourists often pay too much for a can of coke, but this happens in most non-English speaking tourist destinations and should be waived off as 'helping the local economy'.
Day-to-day problems matter little to a people who make one big party of their existence. The basic characteristic of Brazilians is to welcome all with open arms. The people are cheerful, festive, emotional, sensitive and, depending on their needs, they find a way to survive, the "Brazilian way." There is a way here to achieve everything.
Santa Catarina Fernandes da Silva Costa
Sao Paulo and Manaus are as similar as Wales and China. Comparing Rio de Janeiro and Palmas is like comparing a shoe with a rocket. Porto Alegre and Rio Branco like a frog to a cup of coffee. Belo Horizonte and Salvador like an Other-Human hair to a constellation. The sum of these differences is called Brazil.
Juan Pablo Villalobos"