Today is the day that James and I head to Brazil and we are both beyond excited. It feels like we’ve been in “moving mode” for months now so it will be nice to get settled.
We’ll be in a city called Recife located in the Northeast region of Brazil and is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
As a major port on the Atlantic Ocean the city is also known as the “Brazilian Venice” because of the over 50 bridges found in the city center which connect the small islands dotted throughout.
Recife is a growing tourist destination with attracts people from all over the world with its beaches. The beach of Porto de Galinhas, just south of the city, has been awarded the title of best beach in Brazil several times.
Other fun facts about Recife, Brazil:
– The weather in Recife remains steady (around mid-80’s) all year due to it’s close proximity to the equator
– The official language is Portuguese
– The currency is the Brazilian Real.
– The first settlements in the region of Recife dates back to 1534
– The largest carnival in Brazil takes place in downtown Recife
– Recife boasts one of the largest shopping centers in Latin America
I’ll have much more to report on once I arrive and start exploring. Stay tuned!