Home to the Amazon, Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and hosts a diverse population full of culture. Brazil is the only South American country to derive its official language from Portugal and is the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. Brazil can be divided geographically with the Amazon river basin in the north and the Brazilian Highlands in the south.
If you want a full spectacle of Brazilian culture, then you should head there for Carnival, the celebration that takes places before Easter. This celebration, in addition to soccer matches, are a great way to experience the passion of this country. But if the sounds are nature are preferable to the roar of an audience or the beat of the street music, then you should head to Brazil's beautiful beaches or vast swaths of rainforest. The nature here is unrivaled, and is home to a large percentage of the entire planet's biodiversity. see moresee less