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Tourism industry in Brazil expects a 2023 boom year; much bus traveling to discover the huge country

Tuesday, February 7th 2023 - 10:30 UTC
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The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism recently released figures indicating the country received 3.1 million international tourists from January to November 2022, which is more than the 2.9 million tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Excellent article. Simple, full of information and well written.

    Tourists from Argentina (if they speak slowly) and Portuguese will have no problem communicating. For non-Portuguese or Spanish speakers, since you will be traveling by bus, I advise you to master the basics of the Portuguese language.

    Feb 07th, 2023 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    Yes, tourists from Europe will search in vain for their familiar train network, but buses in Brazil really are good; clean, affordable, safe and punctual. I also counsel visitors from North America to drop the plan to rent a car. Roads are busy, driving habits aggressive, signage poor and rentals expensive. Having said that, a four hour bus trip in an air conditioned Guanabara coach with assigned seats and a professional driver pretty much beats most alternatives, but Brazil is a huge country and multi-day trips can become exhausting.
    As for getting starting in Portuguese, allow me to pass on the advice I was once given: Everything you need to get started is, 'Tudo bem' (with the thumb up), and 'cerveja'. It truly works. If all is well, the former, if not, fix it with the latter.
    Most important for tourists, it is good to know that the typical Brazilian is happy to see you ('gringo' is not necessarily derogatory), wants to be helpful and is eager to communicate. It gets progressively better, the further into the interior one penetrates. After all, what Brazilian tourist to the US wants to visit the Southside of Chicago, rather then Disneyland or the Grand Canyon? The film 'Cidade de Deus', while realistic, did a great deal of harm to Brazil's foreign image, but the folks are really more like 'Deus e Brasilieiro' (God is a Brazilian). Happy travels and if any of you make it all the way out to my fishing village, I'll buy you a beer at Nene's 'casa de show', restaurant and bar.

    Feb 10th, 2023 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Forte, I currently live in Campina Grande PB, and I thought maybe you would like to let me know what is the name of the municipality of RN where Nene's bar is located.

    Maybe we can have a cold beer.

    Feb 11th, 2023 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    You're on, Brasileiro. Praia Morro Pintado, part of Areia Branca, RN. Ask anyone there for the gringo.,-37.0280067,15z/data=!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x7b7468d1547cb6b:0x4e9dafdd4f536e74!2sMorro+Pintado!8m2!3d-4.9442332!4d-37.019252!16s%2Fg%2F1233lxtg!3m5!1s0x7b7468d1547cb6b:0x4e9dafdd4f536e74!8m2!3d-4.9442332!4d-37.019252!16s%2Fg%2F1233lxtg
    I also spend some time in Mossoro

    Feb 11th, 2023 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Obrigado, Forte!

    I hope to see you soon.

    Feb 11th, 2023 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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