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Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and, with a population of around 210 million, the fifth largest country in terms of population after China, India, the USA and Indonesia. The size of the country is gigantic: 4,345 kilometers from north to south and 4,330 kilometers from west to east. The country thus covers almost 50% of the continent of South America. While Spanish is spoken in most countries of the continent, Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in America due to its colonial past. The capital of the country has been called Brasilia since 1960 and is located in the state of Goiás on a 1,100 m high plateau. Other important cities are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Salvador da Bahia, Curitiba, Fortaleza and Recife. The Amazon is the largest river on earth with a water flow of over 200,000 m³/s. In the village of Blumenau there is an Oktoberfest, which is the second largest such festival outside Germany. Brazil has 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Sao Paulo – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo Spots (Brazil)

Categories: Travel reports, South America, Brazil

During our travel planning we were told by many people that Sao Paulo is big, dirty and criminal and that there is nothing special to see there. In our opinion, the opposite is true: we are very positively surprised by Sao Paulo. Yes, the city is big, damn big even. But we found the city very modern, clean and with many beautiful places. Perception can sometimes be so different.

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Rio de Janeiro – A helicopter tour over the city (Brazil)

Categories: Travel reports, South America, Brazil

January 1, 2015 – on to a new year! 🙂 After a late New Year’s breakfast at the hotel, we were greeted at noon with bombastic summer weather – sun, blue sky and 33 degrees. Rio de Janeiro is one of the few cities on our world tourthat we really wanted to see from above. That’s why we wanted to do a helicopter tour of the city today.

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