A fish eye view of Brazil

A fish eye view of Brazil

A fish eye view of Brazil The best way a student ever describe his experience in Brazil. Stories like that makes all the work make sense!!!! Well it was 9-00 AM in the morning, the flight from Miami just landed in Tom Jobim international airport, Rio de Janeiro. Tired from being on a long flight from Dallas, Texas to Rio I reluctantly get up to get out. First time in Brazil for a dude, who spent all his life growing up in Texas, to me it was just another Mexico. However, is it? not at all, far from being a Mexican getaway for me. Before coming to Rio I did some research about the city, city seems to be exotic, the food, culture, beaches, and the mountains. However, the highlights back home in USA was on the crime, the favelas and other derogatory remarks. Anyway, with mixed emotions I set my feet in the city of gods and imagine it is going to be all right, as I know a little bit of Spanish – really, let us see. Took a cab to my hotel in Copacabana and then first bummer, people here speak Portuguese, which is very different from Spanish. Many Spanish speaking people will say they know Portuguese , but if you love Tex-Mex food and you go to a restaurant and say I want “pinto beans” you are game, if you do not know the meaning of the word “pinto” check it out using Google translator. Slowly I started learning the language, the carioca way, which in Rio is the coolest way to learn the language,...
Get to know the typical Brazilian “June Party”

Get to know the typical Brazilian “June Party”

Get to know the typical Brasilian “June Party” In June and July, Brazil celebrates the June Party, in portuguese “Festa Junina”. It is not as popular as carnival, but it is as celebrated and expected by Brazilians. Through all the streets you can see the parties going on. Bonfires, music, food, dancing and traditional clothes everywhere. “Quadrilha” is the traditional dance of the party. It appeared in the salons of the court of Paris (Quadrille) and came to Brazil after the colonization. When it arrived here the Brazilian people gave their own identity to this dance. The typical “Quadrilha” dance started in the salons of the court of Paris (Quadrille) and came to Brazil after the colonisation, where the Brazilians gave their own identity to the dance. The “Quadrilha” goes through several funny phases until the main couple, dressed as bride and groom, get married. The wedding is one of the most anticipated moments of the party and has priest, delegate and godparents present. The moment is full of humor and makes jokes with traditional weddings. The groom is practically forced to marry under pressure from the bride’s father and despite some attempts, he can not escape marriage. The clothes used in the dances are very traditional. Women wear flowered dresses with ruffles, boots, straw hats and braids in their hair. The men wear plaid shirts, jeans with sewn flaps, boots, and a straw hat. These are the most common clothes worn in Festas Juninas, inspired by the rural style of those who live in the countryside. However it varies a lot according to the region of Brazil. In...