23 Amazing Reasons To Visit Brazil This Year
Brazil is famous for its party atmosphere, and a party wouldn’t be a party without a few drinks, would it? The caipirinha is Brazil’s answer – you could even go as far as describing it as Brazil’s national drink.
Cachaça is a popular Brazilian beverage made from sugar cane and alcohol, and this is the main ingredient that goes into cairprinhas. Throw in even more sugar and some fresh lime and your traditional Brazilian cocktail is ready! If you’re feeling adventurous then you can try one of the many variations on the original (which are made using other types of fruit), but otherwise you should keep it simple for a true taste of Brazil!
Many people wrongly assume that Spanish is the official language of Brazil, but in fact that isn’t the case. Portuguese is Brazil’s official language; Brazil is the only country in South America where this is the case.
However, just because Portuguese is the official language, it doesn’t mean that all others are excluded. On the contrary: over 180 different languages are spoken in Brazil, which is hardly surprising considering that it’s such a large country. This is more than most countries, but the benefit is that no matter where you’re from in the world or what language you speak, if you visit Brazil there’s likely to be at least some people with whom you can communicate!
Formula 1 Drivers
Although soccer is pretty much the country’s most popular sport, Formula 1 racing driving is also an incredibly important part of the Brazilian culture. So much so that both current and historic Brazilian drivers currently hold the position of being the third best drivers in the world.
This is because between just six drivers (including world famous names such as Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Massa and Ayrton Senna), there have been well over 100 Grand Prix wins from Brazilians. The United Kingdom and Germany are the only two countries which have seen more success within Formula 1 – so far!