As host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil promises to be one of the hottest travel destinations in upcoming years. And the country is primed to celebrate. From the picturesque beaches of Rio, to the majestic Iguaçu Falls, to the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil offers something for every type of traveler--and Fodor's Brazil 2014 covers the best that the country has to offer.
Expanded Coverage: This edition includes a new Experience Brazil chapter with in-depth information on Carnival, beaches, and the sounds, tastes, peoples, and wildlife of Brazil. It also works as an expert trip planner, with features on things to do, great itineraries, and when to go. The guide also has expanded coverage of Amazon River cruises, and new restaurants and hotels in the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Salvador.
Special Features: The guide features an 8-page color insert on Top Experiences that shows the beauty and cultural flair of Brazil. Another 8-page color section provides information on soccer in Brazil, including attending the World Cup games and what's happening in the host cities An illustrated anchor advises travelers on how to plan an itinerary to the popular Iguaçu Falls, and a standalone section at the back of the book provides helpful Portuguese phrases and pronunciations to guide travelers on their journeys.
Indispensible Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by plane, car, and bus. In addition, creating a tailored trip to Brazil is easy using the "Brazil Planner," "Top Attractions," and "Great Itineraries" in the new Experience chapter. The guide also offers indispensible tips on finding tour operators in the Amazon and the Pantanal.
Special Events: Brazil will be in the spotlight in the near future as the host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Fodor's Brazil 2014 contains detailed coverage of the Brazilian cities that will host World Cup games, tips on planning your trip during this tournament, and general information on the importance of soccer in Brazilian culture.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Brazil 2014 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
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About the Author
Juliana Barbassa was born in Brazil, but had a nomadic life between her home country and Iraq, Malta, Libya, Spain, and France before settling in the United States. Barbassa began her career with the "Dallas Observer", where she won a Katie Journalism Award in 1999. She joined the Associated Press in 2003, and after two more awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the APME, she returned Brazil in 2010 as the AP's Rio de Janeiro correspondent. "Dancing with the Devil in the City of God "is her first book.