You may be used to sit and wait patiently for the waiter or a waitress to approach you. You may make eye contact or politely call them with fingers. However, in Brazil the service industry is totally opposite. Instead of the waiters, taking orders and clearing plates, it is done by the customers. You have to yell and compete for their attention.
Brazil is not an exception because people are more relaxed. North American and European tourists find that the schedules here are delayed. Bus never shows on time, which may irritate them, but this never changes the system.
Instead of fighting this delayed atmosphere indulge in it and enjoy. Think optimistically about this negligence of deadlines, if you are late, nobody will mind.
Plumbing is not the same as in Europe even though the toilets may look alike. Never throw toilet paper inside the toilet tub because it can get clogged quickly. Avoid drinking tap water.
The gap between rich and poor has decreased, but still large portions of population exist on daily wages. Around 6% Brazilians live in slums, which is border Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Crime and drug issues are massive in these regions.
So, use taxis that are vetted by the hotel. Make certain they have credentials. At night, make sure, which part of the town you are in.
Keep Low Profile
Don’t walk alone or leave your handbag unattended. Avoid flashing expensive jewellery, electronic gadgets and cash in public. The chances of getting mugged increases, which can get pretty violent.
Don’t worry, touristic regions are generally well guarded, but it is wise to keep a low profile.
Besides the beautiful beaches, immense wildlife and unparalleled forests the people here are pleasant in spite of cultural differences and language barriers.
Brazilians have a strange ability to communicate kindness and encourage you to have a good time with them. Usually, meals are shared family affair. The dances are intimate and sensuous with body language & gestures involve plenty of physical contact.
All these cultural peculiarities result in a society founded on friendliness and togetherness. This vivacious culture makes you shed your shell and helps you unwind as well as enjoy your voyage Brésil limitlessly.
Drug dealers rule the favelas. Certainly people are friendly but laws are unclear. In case you desire to visit ensure to go with groups that know the region well to avoid any trouble.
Brazil is an attractive country filled with amazing attraction and great hospitality. However, don’t forget it is still in its developing phase.
Grecia is the author of tournavationmke.com. She loves to travel around the world and share her experience and knowledge about the travel industry, features about travel trends. Prior to travel writing, Grecia covered Internet and Technology articles and contributing for many other web blogs.