The 2014 FIFA world cup is approaching quickly. This year’s host is none other than former championship nation, Brazil. The country is home to the only team to have played in every tournament to date. This year proves to be an amazing event. If you plan on visiting Brazil to attend the World Cup, there are some things you should know about the country.
Brazil is full of natural beauty. Most tourist choose to visit the Northeast region while in the country. This region is home to the Amazon Rain Forest, beaches and dunes. The country is divided into five regions and this Northeasten region is the third largest. There are multiple tours and activities in the region. Further information about these activities can be found at thingstodo.expedia.com/brazil-activities!
If you know any Portuguese, this may save you a great deal of frustration. The country is the world’s fifth largest country and is filled with many different languages, the most common being Portuguese. If you’ve not taken time to learn the language, you’ll be happy to know that there are translator services available. Either personal translators or iphone apps could make all the difference in navigating your trip.
Brazil is known for its cuisine. The country is home to thousands upon thousands of restaurants. If you’re a stranger to foreign food and do not wish to try one of the country’s many varieties of diners, you’ll be happy to know that McDonald’s has more than 800 locations in the country. There will never be any problem finding a way to feed you and your travel mates no matter what your taste are.
Contrary to popular belief, Brazil is quite the connected country to be so large. There are bus services in Brazil that will take you where you wish to go. This process could be quite time consuming depending on where you wish to go. If you wish to get around the country by your own accord, you may wish to rent a car. The process is similar to our own country’s car rental process and will ensure you get where you want to be on time.
Brazil’s official currency is the real. One U.S. dollar is just over two Brazilian reals. Money can be exchanged or purchased online. travelex.com can help with this process. The site allows you to purchase (exchange) currency online before your trip. This can be quite helpful upon journeying to a foreign country.
You’re going to enjoy your trip to Brazil and the World Cup will be a event to remember forever. Do not fear the unknown. With these helpful tips, you can rest assured knowing that your adventure will be easy and fun. Enjoy your trip and be sure to savor the memories forever.