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Rio, the Heart of Brazil

When you are setting out to plan a trip to Brazil, you may want to look beyond the main city of Rio de Janeiro, but truthfully you can spend an entire trip in the city and still have a wonderful time. If you are bound and determined to see more of Brazil, Rio is a great place to start and to end a Brazil trip, but you should consider staying in the heart for your first Brazilian excursion. It might be well worth it and you might just learn a ton about Brazilian culture and the people.

Soccer is a mainstay of the Brazilian sports scene. Even if you have never fancied yourself a soccer fan, or “football” fan if that is what you call it, you may want to take the time to go out and see a match. You might find yourself enveloped in football frenzy and finally understand what all the fuss is about. After the Olympics many people know this, but some still do not. volleyball is also a major sport of the country. You can head out and see a professional volleyball match that will have you gasping for breath as the athletes manage to keep that ball flying in the most extreme of circumstances.

Cristo Redentor do Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor do Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sites of Rio de Janeiro are quite well documented. The most famous being the Jesus statue that seems to protect the city from high above. There are helicopter tours that can take you around this magnificent work of art or you can hike up there. It is an amazing place to see at both sunrise and sunset. There are bike tours and walking tours that can make this happen for you. It is a true religious experience, whether you are a believer or not. Just the beauty of it makes you appreciate the deep religious roots of the region.

Brazil is a hotspot of night activity as well. You would be remiss if you did not venture out to a club for at least one night. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a dancer, the beat will likely overtake your feet and you will find yourself out all night.


Road travel planner, that’s the answer!

Travel plans in Europe

Travel plans in Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a senior traveler, i found there are a lot of great web sites that can help me to plan a trip. its so brilliant that once i’m in the map, i can click on various sites and i can view the wiki-travel info or the Wikipedia site in order to discover what things you might be interested in seeing. This means that if for example your planning a family trip, you can involve everyone in the family in the travel process. You can even break down the street view or add various reviews to the road travel planner area in order to help future visitors come up with a good plan. You get a full view of the area and what it has to offer. This also gives you a chance to alter your plans before you begin.

From start to finish as i was using these planning sites, I felt as though I always had someone on my side when it came to making choices.  I accessed the information during our trip, made adjustments and even added new sites. A travel system that is interactive is much more useful than a hard copy book or a static planning trips guide that is complicated to adjust. Every place we went we had a chance to discover something new and interesting, it was much more fun than a book.

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