Sunday, September 30, 2012

Holiday & Travel Guide For Brazil

Sao Luis in Brazil is a spectacular place to be, with its fabulous palaces and colonial buildings creating photo opportunities around every corner. One of the highlights is the snake farm that houses not only snakes but also scorpions and spiders there to view from all around the world. It's a great day out. The town itself has wonderful cathedrals to visit, many other Christian sites and several museums displaying art and nautical exhibits. The old town is very quaint with wonderful architecture in Portuguese style along the narrow winding streets where a large area is now protected as a national monument. An interesting trip is one down one of the two rivers that flows through the town. This town has a mystical charm and is a wonderful place to stay you can also hire a car and travel off the beaten track to view some incredible landscapes in and around Sao Luis.
Every tourist travelling to Brazil must try some of the local cuisine. The main ingredients are root vegetable, meat, coconut and rice. Their hearty stews are very tasty and there is a variety of sea food dishes. Feijoada is the most popular dish with a mix of different type spicy meat cooked in beans and a pepper sauce, usually served with cabbage. It's extremely filling and very tasty. The food in Brazil is very cheap and will suit all budgets, and you will find some restaurants and cafes serving international cuisine, but while in Brazil taste something different. If it fries the Brazilians will eat it.
Some of the best shopping is in the older part of the town where you can find many hand crafted and traditional items that reflect the history and culture of Brazil. There are some very interesting markets to purchase something quirky and interesting from to take back home. In the main town area you will not be short of shops including international named chain stores along the pedestrian only streets of Rua Grande. The Reviver shopping area is where you will find a great selection of herbs and basketware along with leather items and beautiful lace work at a very good price. Shopping in Sao Luis is very interesting and cheap.
There is no shortage of interesting and lively places to go in Sao Luis, with famous gay bars and live music bars in the Reviver area of the town, with great samba and reggae music being played everywhere. There is something happening every night in the downtown areas of the city. It also has a state of the art cinema complex showing many of the blockbuster movies. Festivals are held during the month of June from the 13th to the 30th. The Bumba-meu-boi (or Boi Bumba) festival tells the story of a bull through music and dance. The festivities are very traditional and an experience you will be glad to have been a part of. This is an exciting time to be in Sao Luis.

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