23 Amazing Reasons To Visit Brazil This Year
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!
To the outside world, Brazil is seen as the party capital of the world. Good times, party atmospheres and samba dances course through the veins of the Brazilian people. Never is this more evident than during )the carnival which takes place in Rio de Janeiro)[http://www.rio-carnival.net] each February.
The carnival generally lasts for around four or five days; it’s characterized by street parades, extravagant floats and performances by Brazilian samba dance schools. The Rio carnival is such an iconic, famous part of Brazilian culture that it’s something you simply have to experience at least once before you die!
As a continent, South America is famous for being home to the Amazon rainforest, which is the world’s largest remaining rainforest. Not only is it the largest, but its area also makes up more than half of that found on the entire planet. However, you might be surprized to learn that the Amazon is actually split over several countries, including Bolivia, Peru and Colombia; 60% of it lies within Brazil.
The Amazon rainforest contains literally thousands of different animal and plant species – and those are just the ones that have been discovered so far. As a result, it’s a huge resource for exploration, discovery and research. Deforestation poses a huge risk to the Amazon rainforest, both because of the losses to life and habitats that would ensue, and because of the overall beneficial impact that the rainforest has on the environment.