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first_imgMore:7 best beaches in Brazil7 sultry Brazilian beauties for sun, sea and sunsetsWorld Cup Brazil host cities: a bluffer’s guideWhy you shouldn’t go surfing in Recife… and all the other essential facts about the World Cup cities15 safety tips for Brazil; how to avoid trouble on your travelsSkyscanner’s Brazilian team share their tips on how to stay safe in Brazil and avoid street crimeIf you fancy a last-minute trip to Brazil for the World Cup, you can of course find your flights to Rio, Sau Paulo and other cities in Brazil on Skyscanner – and find a place to stay too, with our comprehensive list of hotels in Fortaleza and everywhere else you might need a bed for the night.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 10. Rio de Janeiro– Rio de Janeiro has two subway lines, but buses are the main form of public transportation in the city. Rio buses come in two forms: non-air conditioned, and air conditioned, tickets for the latter of which can be more expensive.– The lyrics of Barry Manilow’s famous 1978 hit ‘Copacabana’ refer to a famous night club, the Copacabana, the ‘hottest spot north of Havana’. Rio is in fact south of Havana.– The song tells the story of Lola, a showgirl, and her lover Tony, a bartender at the club who gets in a fight with Rico, a Mafia boss, who takes a fnacy to Lola– A remixed version of the original song, titled ‘Copacabana (The 1993 Remix)’ reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart, in1993 3. Cuiaba– Cuiaba located in the exact centre of South America.– Due to its position close to the cool air-blocking Chapada dos Guimarãe mountain range, Cuiabá is one of the country’s hottest cities, with temperatures often over 40°C (104°F)– The car park of the city’s new stadium, the Arena Pantanal, has 15,000 spaces– Local soccer club Mixto are the only club from the Mato Grosso region to have played at the top level of Brazilian football, the Brasileirão – in 1976 and 1986 4. Curitiba– Curitiba was Brazil’s capital… for three days in 1969– As well as ‘the Smiling City’, Curitiba is also known as ‘Pine Nut Land’– Bestowed with the Global Sustainable City Award in 2010, Curitiba is also the best ‘Latin American Big City’ in which to live, according to Reader’s Digest magazine– In 2013 it snowed in Curitiba for the first time in 38 years 8. Porto Alegre– Porto Alegre means Happy Harbour (not fast port)– The city is not named after French politician and scientist Claude Allègre, who, in 1996, opposed the removal of carcinogenic asbestos from the Jussieu university campus in Paris, describing it as ‘harmless’ and dismissing concerns about it as a form of ‘psychosis created by leftists’, while it is claimed to have killed 22 people– Porto Alegre is the home towm of former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho, who played for Barcelona and AC Milan among others 6. Manaus– Manaus is pronounced “me-naws”, rather than “man-ow-uss”, as it might look– Manaus is the ‘Gateway to the Amazon’, from where adventurers and tourists alike can explore the rainforests of Amazonia, home to many weird and wonderful creatures such as the omnivorous freshwater fish, the piranha.– Piranhas popular as food, although if an individual piranha is caught on a hook or line, it may be attacked by others, so anglers have got to be quick reeling them in– Piranha is best served grilled Related10 places to visit in Brazil: in picturesWorld Cup wonders: check our our gorgeous gallery of 10 of Brazil’s natural beauties.Photo gallery: 10 iconic landmarks in BrazilAs the Rio 2016 Olympics kick off in Brazil, we celebrate with a selection (seleção) of ten of the country’s most breathtaking landmarks and attractions.7 best beaches in BrazilThere’s more to Brazil than football this summer. If you need a break from the big games and the big cities, seek sun, sea, sand and maybe solitude on some of the best beaches, not only in Brazil, but the world. Here’s our super seven. 5. Fortaleza– The seaside city of Fortaleza is twinned with Miami Beach– ‘Winter’ in Fortaleza lasts from February to May, but because it’s the rainy reason, not because it is cold. This rainfall pattern is unusual for Brazil.– The city has been home to various cultural movements, including, in 1892, the literary expression of ‘Spiritual Bakery’,center_img 9. Recife– The city of Recife is formed by three islands: Recife, Santo Antônio, and Boa Vista– Fans visiting Recife for the World Cup may be surprised to know that June is the wettest month of the year, and the second-cloudiest. Only August, when there is a mere daily average of 3.5 hours of sunshine, is cloudier.– Surfing has been illegal in Recife since 1995 thanks to a prevalence of shark attacks. As part of moves to deal with the problem, many tiger sharks have been caught and released far out to sea, and have migrated elsewhere. However, surfing is still banned. 7. Natal– Natal is home to the world’s largest cashew tree. With a circumference of 500 metres and occupying an area of 7,300 square metres, it is 70 times the size of the average cashew tree– Lying about six degrees south of the equator, the sun has its hat on for more than 3,000 hours every year– Between 2002 and 2005 Natal saw an increase of 134% in foreign tourism 11. Salvador de Bahia– Salvador, or Salvador de Bahia, is also known as Brazil’s ‘capital of happiness’ due to its many carnivals and street parties– Salvador’s Porto da Barra beach, in Barra neighbourhood, was named the third best beach in the world by the Guardian in 2007. It scores the honour of being on Skyscanner’s list of 7 Best Beaches in Brazil in 2014. 12. Sao Paulo– Sau Paulo is the largest city in Brazil– It is also the world’s seventh largest city by population– It is also known as ‘Sampa’, as well as ‘Cidade da Garoa’ (City of Drizzle)– Sao Paulo has the largest number of helicopters in the world (beating New York City and Tokyo). Helicopter taxi services are popular with Sampa’s business people. One helicopter shuttle service is operated totally by women, including its pilots. What’s Brazil‘s largest city? What does Sau Paulo have more of than any other city? How do eat a piranha? Even if you nothing about football, impress your friends with our quick-fire guide to the must-know info about Brazil’s 12 World Cup host cities.1. Belo Horizonte– With a population of 5.15 million, Belo Horizonte is Brazil’s third-largest city (or, to be exact, the third most populous urban agglomeration in Brazil, after only Greater Sao Paulo City and Greater Rio de Janeiro– BH boasts no fewer than 18 twin cities, including Tripoli, Homs (in Syria), and Bethlehem 2. Brasilia– Brasilia is the capital of Brazil, not Rio de Janeiro– Conceived in the 1950s by then-President Jucelino Kubitsche as Brazil’s new capital, it was founded in 1960.– Brasília has the highest GDP per capita of any major Latin American city at R$61,915– Uniquely in Brazil, it is an ‘administrative division’ rather than a ‘legal municipality’last_img

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