What comes to your mind when you think of football? Surely, it’s Messy and Brazil. Right? Brazil! Brazil!
Do you know that it is popularly known as Football Mecca? Wait, there is a lot to come that will astonish you for sure.
Well, this is a fascinating country in South America that is blessed with diverse culture. It is completely a crazy world to explore.
Origin of Brazil
Most of us think that the word Brazil is derived from a name of a bird or some popular personality, but this is not the truth. In fact, you will be surprised to know that it’s actual meaning is ‘red like an ember’. This comes from Pau Brasil (basil wood), a country name inspired by the woods. Wow!
Brazil is counted as one of the largest countries in the world and you won’t believe that it is larger than Portugal, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, etc. It has a coastline of more than 7,367 kilometers and borders of the giant Atlantic Ocean. Sounds superb?
In 1492, a Portugal Pedro Alvares Cabral explored Brazil. So, this how we have got this country on the map. Umm!
Diverse Colors and Cultures
It won’t be a candid statement to say that this country is blessed with most diverse places in the world. Moreover, it is the homeland of distinct community groups.
You won’t believe that there are more than thousands of different minority groups and tribes in Brazil (what?). This country sets up a perfect example of diversity in harmony, despite having such a variety of cultures, languages, and ideologies. Peace!
The country stands together as one nation. Without a speck of doubt, it makes this place an extraordinary and a perfect example for other nations.
Portuguese is the official languages of the country, but there are more than 200 native languages spoken in Brazil. The most interesting fact about the place is that it has the world’s largest Catholics population, say about 73. %. Yes, it’s true!
Some Crazy Facts
Brazil is the place that should be on the bucket list of every passionate traveler. If you have never been to this place, these mind boggling facts will surely make you pack your bags and drop down to this place. Here are some crazy facts on the list.
Indoor Tanning – BANNED!
Generally, indoor tanning is all about using tanning beds, sun lamp, and booth to get a tan body. Cool! This may sound a little bizarre, but yes, there are a couple of people, who love the tanned body. Especially, westerns do.
But, if you are in Brazil, you can’t enjoy indoor tanning, Since 2003, indoor tanning has been banned here for all people with all age groups. The reason behind this simple, according to research, indoor tanning can result in cancer.
Coffee Production Hub – Brazil
Do you like to start your day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee? If yes, then you must thank Brazil because it produces tons of coffee every year.
You never know that the coffee you had may be produced over here. After all, it is the largest coffee producing nation in the world. You will be surprised to know that approximately 25% of the world’s coffee is produced in this country. Great!
So, the next time you have a cup of coffee keep in mind that it may be imported from Brazil, a land of coffee.
Home of Immigrants
Brazil welcomes all!
It would not be wrong to say that, Brazil is the land of immigrants. It has accommodated a large count of immigrants in the past 150 years.
These immigrants come to this nation in hunt of better jobs and living stability. In the initial stage of 1930s, a good number of immigrants from Japan came in, which resulted in São Paulo being the home to various Japanese, outside of Japan.
Not only this, immigrants from Eastern Europe, Syria, Germany, and Lebanon also settled in Brazil. So, all in all, this is a land for people from different countries that love Brazil like their own nation.
Bars Inspired from Osama Bin Laden
Yes, it’s true.
There are bars that are inspired from the terror man, Osama Bin Laden.
I know this may sound a little scary, but these are just inspired not run, so you can relax. Well, Bar do Bin Laden located in Sao Paulo is ran by an Osama look like. Really? And the other one is Caverna do Bin Laden.
So, the next time, when you visit Brazil don’t forget to visit these two bars for a great adventure.
Shaped Like Airplane
Brasilia, capital of Brazil looks similar to an airplane from above. Not only this, it also has the 2nd highest count of airports in the world, after the United States. Don’t you think that this is a fascinating connection of Brazil with airplane? Yes.
7 Wonders of the World
You must be aware of the fact that Brazil has one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Christ Redeemer statue, which is situated at Rio De Janeiro.
Something more interesting than this is there is a chapel at the bottom of the statue where weddings and other ceremonies are held.
So, Brazil is land of beaches, food, cultures, football, thrill, and craziness. With a fleck of doubt, this a must-visit place for all those, who love being different. Get your tickets for Brazil now!